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Watching your garden-fresh herb supply go from healthy bunches to picked-over, withering stalks can be one of the most depressing parts of autumn.
Container gardening isn't only for savvy urban gardeners and folks with limited space to grow , it can also be for folks who want to maximize their yields in a controlled environment.
Photo: Gina Spanos / Istock By Annie Bell Muzaurieta Originally published July 2008 I've tried to grow peppers, rosemary, and other greenery in my small New York City one-bedroom apartment, and each has died a quick death. Is it me?
*Why I Use Epsom Salt in the Garden* By: LL4e 14 June 2004
Matt Embrey at Green Upgrader has compiled a great list of hacks for your home garden. I'm definitely going to try numbers 1, 6 and 10. 1. Vertical Garden with Reclaimed Gutters When Suzanne Forsling moved to Juneau Alaska from Iowa, she found that it was a little bit harder to get her garden to grow. Frustrated by cold soil, scarce sunlight, hungry slugs, root maggots, porcupines, cats, bears and ravens she got resourceful. She got her crops off the cold ground and into the light by afixing gutters to the wood siding of her house on the sunny side and using them as planters. 2. Used Tired Raised Garden & Tree Ring If you have some old tires laying around that you don't know what to do with, you could burn them… if you hate the environment, or you could put them to work as cool looking raised garden beds.
Gardening for Bees - Seasonal Recommended Plant Lists: The following lists are based on several years of evaluation and survey work done in Northern and Southern California by our UC research group. Plants are presented seasonally, and in alphabetical order, based on the same scheme used in Sunset Magazine's Western Garden Book (2012), edited by Brenzel. Some information on California native plants is also found in Plants of the San Francisco Bay Region by Beidleman and Kosloff (University of California Press, 2003) and in Wildflowers of the Santa Monica Mountains by McAuley (Canyon Publications Co.
I'm officially dubbing this the week of Scallions and Pinterest. Mary and I separately came across 2 trending ideas for using and growing green onions on the highly addictive bookmarking site, Pinterest , last week — we couldn't wait to try them.
Some general considerations for growing vegetables: Sowing Tips
If your thumb is even slightly green, a home garden can go a long way to cutting your grocery bills. The National Gardening Association estimates you’ll get a half-pound of vegetables for each square foot in your garden, or roughly $600 in produce over the course of a season for the average 600-square-foot plot.
Posted by my illustrious guest blogger //// 25 Comments hello everyone! it’s meighan from ml4u . this week i got a bit of a terrarium bug!
tFS Note: This is the first in a series of marijuana cultivation posts aimed at first time growers. Our guest author is Silvio from WeedFarmer.net – the comprehensive growing guide blog. Welcome Silvio to theFreshScent and be sure to give your own input on his articles.
I haven't purchased garlic since 1996.
March 24, 2011 at 11:28 AM by Leslie Land | Originally published January 2009
Find out if your soil is acidic or alkaline without a pricey test kit.