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This time last year we were talking about the best way to store fresh herbs so they last, how to get rid of ants in the kitchen, and how to make a fruit fly death trap. (It really works!) We also looked at Patrick Blanc's gorgeous vertical gardens, rounded up some of the best online book swapping services, warned about the high lead content in urban soil (be careful, gardeners!), and took a tour of the Swiss Cottage Farmers' Market in London, England. Read on for these posts and more from this this time last year!