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Strawberry Cultivars

Strawberries have been around for thousands of years. Two ancient species of strawberries are still know to exist. The woodland strawberry(Fragaria vesca) which is characterized by small, aromatic berries and the alpine strawberries(Fragaria montana fraga) with it small very tasty yellow or red berries. Alpine strawberries are a day neutral strawberry that can be grown in full sun or partial shade. They are also long lived and will continue to produce fruit all summer if well watered. The modern strawberry(Fragaria x ananassa) is a cross between the Virginia starwberry(Fragaria virginiana) and the Chilean strawberry(Fragaria chiloensis). The modern strawberry has large,…

Soil Texture

Soil Texture is the relative proportions of sand, silt, and clay in a soil. Organic Matter and particles greater in size than 2 mm are not include in the definition even though can effect the soil properties, greatly. Sand are the particles which range in size from 2.0 mm to 0.05 mm in size. The sand size particles are often quartz. Quartz is relatively resistant to weathering. Minerals such as feldspar and micas may also be present in this size classification. Quartz is relatively inert while the other minerals contain nutrients which are essential for plant growth. The net effect…

Sleep To Improve Your Game

Most of us have given up on childhood aspirations to become the next legendary quarterback or star point guard for our favorite team. You may, however, have children of your own still in pursuit of such dreams. Or maybe you are an avid runner, biker, or other sportsman looking to improve your skills. A study completed last year by Stanford’s Sleep Disorders Clinic and Research Laboratory shows that sleep can give added advantage to an athlete’s performance. The study focused on elite basketball players who were able to improve their on-court performance by extending their usual sleep time. The study…

Best Sleep Positions Body

If you aren’t sleeping well, your sleeping position might be to blame. You may be a devoted side, back, or stomach sleeper, utilizing the wrong mattress, or failing to support your body with pillows which may trigger a little unneeded tossing and turning. Here are some practical pointers to help you making every position simple on your body, so that you can sleep comfortably each night. For Back Sleepers Research has revealed that sleeping on your back can help to lower facial wrinkles; back sleeping can trigger issues with sleep apnea and even back discomfort. Unless your mattress is encouraging…

How To Be Organized When You Live In A Small Home

By this stage in your life, you would have thought that you would be living in a mansion. But 3 kids later you and your husband may still be living in your first home. We understand that at this time the house would have started to get claustrophobic. That is because kids tend to take up a considerable amount of space. But this reason alone should not be enough for you to give up and move. That is because there are numerous ways to thrive in a small home. All you have to do is look for these ways. De-clutter…

Best Cheap Futon Bunk Beds For Sale

Cheap futon bunk beds for sale is a phrase that is found by lots of customers, there are a few reasons, but one of the most important reason that the price, because almost people notice to cheap futon bunk bed wish have a good place to sleep and also a couch to seat when needing. In this article will help you find out about cheap futon bunk beds for sale. Before go to the list of cheap futon bunk beds for sale, we should know some tips to find a cheap and good bunk bed. Bunk beds are a great…

Energy Saving More Than Just A Buzz Word

Every third product you see on the shelf has got a little leaf or lightbulb or sunshine symbol claiming that it’s ‘green’, that it will save you money on your energy bill, that it’s good for the environment. So how do we sift through the items that truly are using the phrase only to sell themselves, the items for which the only true ‘green’ aspect is the color of the packaging, and reach the items that truly are beneficial for the environment, that truly will save you money each month, that you really can feel good about buying? The thing…

Extra help to keep you green

There are a number of federal and state based incentives in place to assist you in taking steps towards energy efficiency and play your part in hitting our target together: Solar power The Federal Government offers rebates of up to $8000 for households, schools and community organisations that use their own solar power to generate electricity (photovoltaic panels) through the photovoltaic rebate program (PVRP). Full details are available from the Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts website or by phoning 1800 808 571. You might also qualify for money back from the Federal Government Mandatory Renewable Energy…

Soil Horizons

Soils are composed of layers called horizons. The actual geological material each horizon is composed may vary due to deposition of materials by wind, water and other processes. The horizons are defined by both a number code and a letter code. The following letter are used to define a soil O, A, E, B, C, and R. The number code relates to the number of that specific horizons that occurs in a given soil. Additionally lowercase letters are used to describe a specific characteristic of that horizon such as an accumulation of clays. Soils will vary due to enviromental conditions…

Helping you to educate your customers

Not a day goes by that there are not environmental messages thrust upon us through the media. They cover a wide range of messages and have a wide variety of motives. So where do EcoSmart Electricians sit in the ocean of green messages that continue to roll in like waves? For the contractor is it all about being green? At the beginning of the EcoSmart Electricians program, NECA commissioned research to provide a view of what motivates the consumer. The good news for the contractor is that the domestic consumer is not totally motivated by price. It does depend on…