Desert Plants

How To : Process southwestern desert plants for eating

In this video, Ruth Greenhouse teaches us how to process native plants for eating. The Mesquite desert plant is a great fuel as well as good for beans in the summer months. One way to use the beans is to pick the dry beans when they are ripe (they will be tan) and you can grin ...more

How To : Choose an indoor plant

Learn how to choose an indoor plant. You don’t need a green thumb to have houseplants that flourish; you just need to know which ones will thrive in your home. You Will Need * Informed purchases * Hardy varieties Step 1. Consider your schedule Consider your schedule. If yo ...more

How To : Add color to the garden with perennials

Southwest Yard and Garden featuring John White, Dona Ana County Extension Agent, hosts a 6 minute clip with co-host Master Gardener Valois Pearce both of Dona Ana County, New Mexico host a short web show featuring plants that can easily survive on smaller amounts of water over ...more

How To : Dominate the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

First off, don't be frustrated. YOU CAN DO IT! Contrary to the message in the image above, it's NOT over. It's just beginning. And when it comes to solving the New York Times crossword puzzle, the old cliche does apply: practice makes perfect. I've read quite a few books and ...more

How To : Create a desert tortoise habitat

If you need to make a desert tortoise habitat you should be sure to do it properly since they are endangered animals. Desert tortoises like to eat plants because 90% of their diet should come from natural grasses. You should make sure they have dandelion, muellen and a bit of ...more

How To : Make a desert terrarium

This tutorial teaches you how to make a desert terrarium. These plants are very hardy, easy to care for and look great. This how to video gives complete instructions and suggestions on how to make a good looking desert terrarium.

How To : Make a terrarium

Terrariums are mini indoor gardens that are perfect for people who want to decorate their home or office with houseplants, but don't have a lot of time to care for them. I love them because I can create a desert themed one with cacti and succulents or make a tropical themed on ...more

How To : Understand CAM plants

We all learn a simple description of photosynthesis in grade school but there are a lot more complicated process going on. Plants can utilize carbon at night and this description will explain a very advanced understanding of how CAM works. AM plants or those plant species suc ...more

HowTo : Drink Your Own Pee (Safely)

For my sake, for your sake, for everyone's sake: I hope it never comes to this, but you never know. Dire times call for dire measures. Robert Xyster, an Iraq war vet and survivalist instructor, explains the why and how behind urine consumption: "It’s called Urophagia -- the ...more

Scrabble Bingo of the Day : ZEPHYRS

ZEPHYRS n sing. ZEPHYR gentle breezes 74 points (24 points without the bingo) A few days ago, Cerek Tunca mentioned that a great seven-letter bingo word would be ZEPHYRS, because of the amount of points gained. He's definitely right, with it being more than 20 points by its ...more

News : Tattoo Yourself (or Your Girlfriend)

Henna. Beautiful, fun, exotic... and best of all... Do-It-Yourself (with a little practice). Also, unlike tattoos, it's temporary. Henna generally lasts for 1-3 weeks. An ancient tradition, henna is believed to "bring love and good fortune, and to protect against evil." "As f ...more

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