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12 in Share in Share 12 Here’s a very simple technique for gardening in tight spots and in places with no/terrible soil (from the arctic circle to the desert to an asphalt jungle). It’s also a great way to garden if you have limited mobility (in a wheel chair).
GM’s metal shipping crates were repurposed into raised beds. Photo: John F. Martin for General Motors
Herbs at a Glance is a series of brief fact sheets that provides basic information about specific herbs or botanicals—common names, what the science says, potential side effects and cautions, and resources for more information. Each fact sheet can be downloaded as a single PDF, or you can download all entries as an eBook. If you have a Web-enabled device:
a standard mason jar is good, but the choice of a nice container will make the difference between a terrarium you like an d a terrarium you love so much because people are ready to pay 50 bucks for it..., this is a cheese serving set I bought for 6 euros. the glass dome makes it elegant and is very efficient, creating a kind of greenhouse and keeping the whole stuff moist.
1 month ago greenhouse , guest post , winter garden As the world is speeding up its pace of development every second, we are losing many important things on earth. Saving environment where we live is the need of the hour.
The following is a list of vegetable and herbs which grow well together and protect one another from insect attack. Many herbs are natural insect repellents that can keep your garden bug free and reduce or eliminate the need for potentially harmful pesticides. By using Companion Planting, many gardeners are discovering that they can discourage garden pests without harming helpful insects such as bees and ladybugs. Some herbs, through their odors or root secretions, will deter pests naturally. An added bonus is; these same herbs, planted as companions in your garden, will season the fruits and vegetables of your labor. Some herbs even improve the flavor or growth rate of their companion vegetables.
Insect Hotels Provide a home to pollinators and pest controllers. Tidy gardens, lawns and lack of dead wood, mean less and less habitat for wild bees, spiders and ladybugs.
Posted by Ray | 27 Aug 2012 | Comments (3) All images courtesy of Barreau & Carbonnet ; 'gif' it a second to load We're always curious to see new developments in urban gardening trend as it grows parallel to broader interest in sustainable foodways, from reclaimed spaces to apartment-friendly planters to conceptual experiments . French designers Nicolas Barreau and Jules Charbonnet , based in Paris and Nantes respectively, recently created an innovative urban gardening apparatus that lies at the intersection of all three. Earlier this summer, their eponymous design studio presented " Volet Végétal " at the Jardin des Tuileries as a finalist in the Jardins Jardin design contest. The window-mounted chassis, which holds three planters, is operated via pulley, as a sort of drawbridge outfitted with houseplants and herbs:
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.
Eco-minded architects and designers are making treasure out of trash by recycling used PET bottles into beautiful, sustainable, buildings. Eco-minded architects and designers are making treasure out of trash by recycling used PET bottles into beautiful, sustainable, buildings. One of the wonderful things about being recycle-minded is that every piece of trash is an opportunity to recreate something wonderful.
UK company Biotecture have created a green wall for the side of Edgware Road Underground station in London which sits near the busy, and very polluted, Marylebone Road. It is hoped that the new wall will help eradicate some of the air pollution in the area. Buildings with green walls are popping up all over the UK thanks to companies like Biotecture. This one is on a library in the town of Grimsby in northeast England. Green wall pioneer, Patrick Blanc created this flourishing facade for the Musee du quai Branly, Paris in 2005.
By Mindy McIntosh-Shetter This year I have made a commitment to be more hyper-local in my food choices. I have decided not to eat anything out of season that I have not canned or frozen and I will not eat anything exotic that I have not grown myself.
By Mindy McIntosh-Shetter Around Valentine’s Day the worry of what to give that special person is throbbing in ones head. A nice dinner is always a great start to that special day dedicated to couples. Commercials show giving diamonds as a way of expressing ones love but I have another way that may take time but shows true commitment, love, and can address those cravings that we all have had some time in our lives. One may ask what could that be. Well the answer can be found in the candy aisle and it is . . . chocolate.