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Growing Food in Containers

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Healthy News and Information. By ARIANA MARISOL Turn your city rooftop or balcony into an edible paradise by adding a beautiful array of potted fruit trees.

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As long as they are grown on a dwarfing rootstock, fruit trees can flourish in pots. You can ask a specialist supplier for advice on selecting the correct tree type for your balcony. Be sure to always check to see if you need more than one tree to ensure good pollination. Cherry trees, apricots, and peaches are self-fertile, meaning they will fruit on their own without needing a second tree.

ApplesApple trees are the quintessential orchard fruit and they can be grown as a bush on dwarfing rootstock or as an espalier, U-shaped cordon, or double U. PearsPear trees normally flower early and their crop can be damaged by late frosts. CherriesYou will only need one cherry tree to ensure fruiting. PlumsThese trees are very sturdy and deliver heavy crops. FigsPotted fig trees can act as sprawling fan-trained patio beautifiers.

Photo Credit:Gilgongo/flickrMaxiuB/flickr. Home-grown Organic Turmeric & Ginger. Cultiver le curcuma et gingembre bio. Crecer cúrcuma orgánica. How to Grow Turmeric Indoors. Turmeric is a rich golden color.

How to Grow Turmeric Indoors

You can easily grow turmeric indoors, in containers. It is a strong, golden colored spice that is used in many foods across southeast Asia. It is found in many Indian curries. Turmeric not only adds flavor to foods, but it has many health benefits and gorgeous flowers. This beautiful plant adds an exotic flair to any room.

Turmeric, like ginger, grows from rhizomes, The rhizome is similar to a root. Most garden stores do not sell turmeric rhizomes. Once you have your rhizomes, choose a pot. Fill your container with good potting soil. The turmeric flower is beautiful, making this a wonderful houseplant. How to Plant Turmeric in a Container To grow turmeric indoors, just follow these simple steps: Container Garden Plans. Healthy News and Information. By MEREDITH SKYER Ginger is the perfect herb to grow indoors.

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It’s very low-maintenance, loves partial sunlight, and you can use parts of it at a time, leaving the rest in the soil to continue growing. Besides, it’s delicious! Really, what’s not to love about year round vegetable gardening, especially when it comes to growing ginger inside? Ginger takes 10 months to mature and it doesn’t tolerate frost. Ginger is one of those miraculous plants that grows well in partial to full shade, which makes it ideal for growing in your home, where most people don’t have full sun pouring on their windows all day long.

Little bits of the ginger root can be removed while it continues to grow. The best ginger to plant is purchased from a garden center or seed catalog. Ginger purchased from the produce department of your local grocery store can be used to grow a plant, but with spotty results. Grocery store ginger also could be coated in pesticides and fungicides. How to Grow an Endless Supply of Garlic IndoorsHow to Grow an Endless Supply of Garlic Indoors. The Green Wheel: Hydroponic Garden that Saves Light & Space. The idea of a rotary hydroponic system is not a new one; this concept was developed by NASA as a possible means of providing astronauts with fresh produce while in space.

The Green Wheel: Hydroponic Garden that Saves Light & Space

DesignLibero has taken that concept to a new level, making many aesthetic improvements to create this beautiful, rotary hydroponic system that can be used by anyone. The Green Wheel is a way for people to grow their own fresh food indoors or on a patio. The wheel has a large grow area, so many types of plants can be grown in this seemingly small space. The plants are arranged around the light source, significantly reducing the amount of light required when compared to most systems that use grow lights.

The water reservoir and the engine that keeps the wheel in motion are hidden in the base of the system. Off-Grid Self-Watering Container Gardening System: The Ultimate Container. Homemade Self Watering Container Gardening Construction using a Rain Barrel. How to build a DIY self-watering container gardening system for growing tomatoes. Growing food in containers at home. Planting a Bag Garden for Quick Temporary Production. Introduction to my container vegetable gardening. How to Vegetable Garden in pots.