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Growing / Planting Guides. Forage / Wild. Vertical and Container Growing. Raising. Fruits and Veggies: Growing info. 40 Inspiring DIY Herb Gardens. If you love to cook you most likely can’t live without fresh herbs. You can buy them when you need them but it would be much better if you will always have them in pots near by.

This way it’s much easier to mix them in small doses and add in all meals you’re cooking. Of course to have them on your kitchen or right outside your kitchen door you need to organize a thoughtful herb garden that also looks great. We’ve gathered for you a bunch of cool ideas that might inspire you to do that. Herbs And Vegetables In Modern Planters Of Different Heights (via bhg) DIY Herbal Window Box (via bhg) DIY Colorful Vertical Garden On A Fence (via shelterness) DIY Recycled Seed Pots from Newspapers and Magazines (via shelterness) Container Herb Garden (via bhg) How to Turn Coffee Tins into a Hanging Herb Garden (via curbly) DIY Flower Pot Herb Tower (via curbly) Herb Garden With A Bentwood Trellis (via bhg) DIY Small Space Vertical Garden Of A Pallet (via shelterness)

Grow plants from your groceries, like ginger root and pineapple! 17 Apart: Growing Celery Indoors: Never Buy Celery Again. Remember when we tested and shared how to grow onions indefinitely last week? Well, at the same time, we've been testing out another little indoor gardening project first gleaned from Pinterest that we're excited to share the successes of today — regrowing celery from it's base. We've figured out how to literally re-grow organic celery from the base of the bunch we bought from the store a couple weeks ago. I swear, we must have been living under a rock all these years or just not be that resourceful when it comes to food, but we're having more fun learning all these new little tips and tricks as we dive deeper into trying to grow more of our own food.

This project is almost as simple as the onion growing project — simply chop the celery stalks from the base of the celery you bought from the store and use as you normally would. In our case, we had a particular homemade bean dip that needed sampling! Update 2: Here's how we are looking at almost 3-4 weeks of growth: Discover More: What Everybody Ought to Know About Medicinal Uses Of These 22 Common Spices. How to Grow Vegetables | Guide to Growing Vegetables. Some general considerations for growing vegetables: Sowing Tips When sowing seeds, a good general rule of thumb is to sow to a depth of approximately twice the thickness of the seed.

Some smaller seeds require light to germinate and should not be sown too deep; otherwise they may never germinate or break through the surface of the soil. Conversely, large seeds planted too shallow may not develop properly. Keep seeds well-moistened while awaiting germination and check regularly. Select a light-weight, well-drained medium for sowing to ensure good seed to soil contact. Growing Tips Most vegetables will produce better results if sown and grown in a soil-medium that is well-drained, rich in organic matter (fertile), and fairly lightweight.

Most vegetables will prefer good quantities of natural, direct sunlight daily. Harvesting and Seed Saving Many vegetables will be harvested in the fall, especially if grown in lower hardiness zones. How to grow herbs indoors this winter. 10 Mosquitoes Controlling Plants for Home.

Mosquitoes are among the biggest nuisance of monsoon that ruins the outdoor fun. Bites of mosquitoes are extremely itchy as well as spread diseases such as malaria. People use mosquito coils, mosquito repellent creams, electronic mosquito repellents and herbal mosquito lotions to keep mosquitoes at a bay. Some people are allergic to these things and get nasal cavity, skin and throat problems.

People also use chemicals to control mosquitoes which cause bad effect to health and environment. If you want to control mosquitoes through natural way then plant some mosquito repellent plants in your yard. Mosquito Repellent Plants 1) Rosemary Rosemary herb contains oil which acts as a natural mosquito repellent. 2) Citronella Grass Citronella grass is excellent for controlling mosquitoes. 3) Marigold Marigolds have peculiar odor that many insects, humans and animals dislike. 4) Catnip Catnip is an herb which is connected to mint family. 5) Ageratum Ageratum plant is another mosquito repellent plant.

Top 5 Herbs To Grow For Cooking & Medicinal Use. If you're new here, you may want to sign up for FREE weekly updates delivered to your inbox featuring Real Food recipes, nutrition & health articles, and special discounts or promotions. P.S. This post may contain affiliate links to products or services I use, enjoy, or recommend. By making purchases through these links, you are supporting the companies or products I believe in, and you're supporting Food Renegade. Thank you! The following is a guest-post by Brenda Scott of The Well-Fed Homestead.

Thanks, Brenda! So you want to grow herbs for cooking and for medicinal use, but you’ve got a small space to grow them in. Sage Medicinal Uses of Sage Use sage internally to treat fevers, bronchitis, headaches, canker sores, sinus congestion, sore throats and bad breath. More information about Sage’s healing properties: Recipes That Use Sage Peppermint Medicinal Uses of Peppermint More information about Peppermint’s healing properties: Recipes that use Peppermint Dill Medicinal Uses of Dill Fennel Thyme.

Permaculture for Urban Homes and Small Spaces | These Light Footsteps. One of the best things about blogging is discovering a new community of people with shared interests and goals. One such kindred spirit is Mari of the blog Gather and Grow. She is a fellow lover of permaculture and has graciously shared some great tips and inspiration for many of us who are interested in being more self-sufficient but feel limited by the space constraints of the urban environment.

Whether you live in an urban environment, or on many acres of land – I think you’ll find something useful here! Permaculture designers love challenges. What if we apply this principle to a challenge that many of us are all too familiar with: living in small urban spaces with little or no access to actual soil on which to grow food?

The permaculture answer: you can still do a lot. Permaculture for apartment-dwellers Capture the energy of sunlight. Image source: npr.org Look at the space you do have with new eyes. Image source: permaculturesunshinecoast.com Think about different forms of growing. Ngo Family Farm: garlic tea for the garden. I recently noticed some little bugs attacking my house plants and indoor citrus trees, so I whipped up a batch of garlic tea to help me combat the problem. I forget where I first learned about this, but I've been using it for years now to help with pest control on plants both inside and out. It's best used as a preventative measure or when you catch an infestation in the early stages, but it's a simple and organic way to keep plants from being bad bug dinner.

How to make Garlic Tea: 1. 2. 3. 4. A few notes for garden use: -I spray once a week in spring when I first plant, and then just every so often throughout summer or when I notice a problem -I spray early or late in the day, but I try not to spray when the bees are out and about -The spray doesn't seem to keep away the beneficial insects - I've still seen ladybugs in the garden after using it. Do you use natural pest control in the garden, too? What to Grow in the Shady Bit. I’m asked on a regular basis what to grow in the shady part of a vegetable plot so I thought it was about time I wrote a post on the topic.

So here goes. Firstly, you’re not alone in wondering what the heck to grow in the shady bit of the garden. Most of the vegetable books talk about giving plants an ‘open site’ ‘in full sun’. Which is totally possible on an allotment but is virtually impossible in your own garden at home. There are usually walls, fences, trees, and buildings to contend with making it inevitable that there will always be a ‘shady bit’ Mtp has a shady bit – or if you’re going to get technical, a ‘north facing wall’. It runs down the right hand side. This is the type of shady bit that is totally usable in a vegetable garden. Now for the cream – what ‘can’ you grow in partial shade? Here’s a list of the vegetables that will tolerate shade And here’s a list of fruit: You could also think about using your shady space to grow plants to use as Christmas decoration. How to Grow Ginger | How To Grow Stuff.

Ginger is popular in American food, but it’s practically a staple in Asian cuisine. Not only is it easy to grow and delicious in recipes, but studies show that ginger packs powerful health benefits. Although it is a tropical plant, it will adapt easily to indoor and container planting, making it possible for anyone to enjoy fresh ginger throughout much of the year. Here’s what you need to know to bring this favorite into your own kitchen. Before You Plant Choose the Right Type of Ginger: For practical purposes, ginger is most often home-grown from tubers. Find a Suitable Place: Plan to grow ginger indoors unless you live in the extreme southern portions of the U.S. or in one of the desert states.

Prepare the soil: Mix organic material or prepared compost into soil to fill the container (or amend garden soil in the same manner).Ginger will grow quite well in commercially prepared potting soil. Planting/Growing Ginger What You Will Need: Ginger rootPrepared soil How to Plant Ginger: Related Posts. 8 Most Profitable Plants To Grow. Ginseng Roots Can Bring Up to $400 a Pound Growing plants for profit is a great way to turn your gardening skills into serious cash. While most of us immediately think of tomatoes or salad greens, the most profitable plants are specialty crops that are not always found in a home vegetable garden. Many specialty crops can bring as much as $90,000 per acre, and are quite easy to grow.

Best of all, most specialty crops can be grown without a full-time commitment. If you have a few extra hours a week, then you can be a specialty crop grower. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. These are my favorite profitable plants, as they all enjoy strong demand year after year, yet can be grown by anyone who has, or can learn a few basic gardening skills.