April’s Birthstone – Diamond

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The diamond is April's birthstone. Its name comes from the Greek word, “adamas,” meaning unconquerable and indestructible. What makes it so special? Learn about its legendary hardness, unmatched sparkle, and mysterious folklore. We explain why ancient Egyptians wore diamonds on their ring fingers and other surprising facts about this rare gem. Read on.

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10 Irish Superstitions

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You may know the classic Irish good luck associated with finding a four-leaf clover or hanging a horseshoe with its points up, but have you heard of these strange 10 Irish superstitions?

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How To Grow Turnips

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This member of the Brassicaceae family is known as being a traditional Thanksgiving side dish. Turnips are so easy to grow and come in different varieties but purple and white are the most popular. You can grow the large ones, which can get as big as tennis balls, or try small turnips that resemble radishes.

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How To Grow Spinach

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There are so many great reasons to grow spinach! This nutritional powerhouse is a versatile green, perfect on salads, in sandwiches, or cooked in a variety of ways—and it’s a plant that does as well in container gardens as vegetable beds if you don’t have a lot of garden space. How To Plant Spinach Start:

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How To Grow Pumpkins

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Jack-O-Lanterns, pumpkin pies, pumpkin soup—the possibilities are limitless! Grow the perfect pumpkin, from pie pumpkins, tiny pumpkins to use in your fall décor, or giant pumpkins that will impress your fellow gardeners! How To Plant Pumpkins Start: If you live in an area with a long growing season, then you can plant pumpkin seeds directly

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How To Grow Radishes

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Want a rapidly maturing crop that you can plant in succession for a steady supply of vegetables all summer long? Then radishes are the way to go! Crispy and tasty, they’re great cooked or sliced on salads. How To Plant Radishes Start: Always start radishes from seed! They’ll germinate in just 4 to 5 days.

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How To Grow Eggplant

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If you love grilling, then plant some eggplant this year! Eggplant steaks are great on the grill—and this is a vegetable that you can easily grow in containers if you don’t have a lot of space. How To Plant Eggplant Start: Start eggplants indoors 6 weeks before the last frost date. Take them outside daily

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