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Don’t Have a Green Thumb? Read These Tips for Growing Cacti and Succulents!

July 29, 2015 4:04 pm

Don't have a green thumb? Try growing cacti and succulents! These low-maintenance plants are used to living in dry desert environments, which means they require little watering. Use these simple tips for keeping your succulents happy and healthy.

  1. Keep them in a sunny spot. Because both cacti and succulents like a lot of sunlight, try to position them in the sunniest spot in your home.
  2. Use well-draining soil. These plants are very sensitive when it comes to watering, so use well-draining soil and a pot with a drainage system in the bottom to help prevent root rot.
  3. Rotate frequently. To ensure that each side of your succulent gets an equal amount of sunlight, rotate the plant once a week or so.
  4. Water according to the soil. Instead of watering them on a set schedule, water your succulents only when their soil is bone dry. Soak them completely by letting the pot sit underneath the showerhead for a good ten minutes.
  5. Promote dormancy in the winter. While your cactus should be watered frequently in warmer months, allow the soil to go almost completely dry in the cold winter months to help the plant go dormant.

Cacti And Succulents Inside Your Home [Gardening Know-How]
Cultivating Cacti and Succulent Plants [HGTV]
Growing Guide – Cactus [Cactus Land]

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Delicious Summer Drinks

July 22, 2015 10:03 pm

During the long, hot summer days, we often wonder "what is the best way to cool off?" Why not with a nice refreshing raspberry lemonade? This classic drink doesn't take long to make and only needs a few ingredients:

4 cups fresh lemon juice
3 cups sugar
1 bag frozen raspberries
Ice cubes, for serving

Squeeze the lemons and pour the juice into a pitcher. Mix together the sugar with 3 cups water and stir to dissolve to make a syrup. Add the syrup to the lemon juice and top it up with 8 cups water. Taste to make sure it's sweet enough for you, and then add the raspberries. Mix the lemonade together and let chill in the fridge. (Keep in mind that the raspberries are tart, so be sure to sweeten enough!)


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Good Stuff Eatery: Get Your Burger Fresh

July 22, 2015 4:46 pm

The Good Stuff Eatery is dedicated to bringing its Arlington patrons food that they describe as high quality American favorites.

At The Good Stuff Eatery, American favorites include burgers, fries, salads, and ice cream shakes. There are numerous burger choices here such as the Big Stuff Bacon Meltdown with a double patty, extra bacon, extra cheese, lettuce, tomato, onions, pickles, and “Good Stuff Sauce”. Many of the burgers come with the “shun the bun” option, allowing you to get your burger wrapped in lettuce and feel a little better about your waist line. Salads here are of the wedge variety and served with a side of corn bread. There are a number of shakes and floats available such as the Milky Way Malt shake and the Classic Coke float. Diners say the sides are not to be overlooked, praising Spike's Village Fries which are made with thyme, rosemary, and sea salt.

Visit The Good Stuff Eatery’s website for a full menu and restaurant hours.

Good Stuff Eatery
2110 Crystal Drive
Arlington, VA 22202
(703) 415-4663

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