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Montana Plant Life - Flora and Identification of Edible, Medicinal and Poisonous Plants. Project Homestead. Top Ten Most Nutritious Vegetables and How to Grow Them in Your Garden : TreeHugger - StumbleUpon. A perfectly ripe, juicy tomato, still warm from the sun.

Top Ten Most Nutritious Vegetables and How to Grow Them in Your Garden : TreeHugger - StumbleUpon

Sweet carrots, pulled from the garden minutes (or even seconds!) Before they're eaten. Growing your own vegetables is one of those activities that balances practicality and indulgence. In addition to the convenience of having the fixings for a salad or light supper right outside your door (or on your windowsill), when you grow your own vegetables, you're getting the most nutritional bang for your buck as well. Vegetables start losing nutrients as soon as they're harvested, and quality diminishes as sugars are turned into starches. Broccoli is high in calcium, iron, and magnesium, as well as vitamins A, B6, and C. How to grow broccoliGrow broccoli in containers: One broccoli plant per pot, pots should be 12 to 16 inches deep.What to watch out for: Cabbage worm.

Organic gardening: Journey to Forever organic garden - square foot gardening, container gardening, how to grow healthy food anywhere - StumbleUpon. – "Organic gardening is not just a middle-class hobby. It's part of the wider environmental movement, it's part of a sustainable future. I believe that you could feed the whole world using organic methods. " -- Jackie Gear, Executive Director of the HDRA, Britain's Organic Association, 1991. – "The truth, so effectively suppressed that it is now almost impossible to believe, is that organic farming is the key to feeding the world. " – "Biotech has bamboozled us all -- Studies suggest that traditional farming methods are still the best", The Guardian, August 24, 2000 2000/aug/24/foodanddrink.ethicalfood – "Organic farming could produce enough food to feed large populations, according to British scientists at the Festival of Science in Sheffield.

" – "Organic farming can 'feed the world'", BBC Science, September 14, 1999 "Feeding the world? " Journey to Forever organic garden These systems need less space and less work, they're cheap, and they produce high yields of top-quality food. Grow plants from your groceries, like ginger root and pineapple! - StumbleUpon. Grow your own ginger Ginger is an essential ingredient in Asian cooking.

Growing your own is easy and provides an endless supply of ginger for your cooking. You also get an ingredient that is new to most American palates: ginger grass. Ginger grass shoots off the ginger rhizome when you plant it. The grass will grow to be 2 to 4 feet tall at full maturity. Ginger grows outdoors in zones 10 and 11. To grow your ginger plants, buy a couple small pieces of ginger root at the store.

Do-It-Yourself Soil Test - How to Test Soil Acidity/Alkalinity without a Test Kit - StumbleUpon. Montana Native Plants & Early Peoples (9780917298295): Jeff Hart, Jacqueline Moore. Kitchen Compost Pail (Bucket, Bin) – DIY, Easy, and Frugal. Making Dirt – Part 1 Note: This is part one of a two part article on compost.

Kitchen Compost Pail (Bucket, Bin) – DIY, Easy, and Frugal

Untitled. 5 Secrets to a ‘No-work’ Garden. It took over 20 years of gardening to realize that I didn’t have to work so hard to achieve a fruitful harvest.

5 Secrets to a ‘No-work’ Garden

As the limitless energy of my youth gradually gave way to the physical realities of mid-life, the slow accretion of experience eventually led to an awareness that less work can result in greater crop yields. Inspired in part by Masanobu Fukuoka’s book, One Straw Revolution, my family experimented with gardening methods which could increase yields with less effort.

Fukuoka spent over three decades perfecting his so-called “do-nothing” technique: commonsense, sustainable practices that all but eliminate the use of pesticides, fertilizer, tillage, and perhaps most significantly, wasteful effort. Here are the strategies we used which enabled us to greatly increase our garden yield, while requiring less time and less work. 1. How to Grow 100 Pounds of Potatoes in 4 Square Feet. On many occasions, we've been tempted to grow our own potatoes.

How to Grow 100 Pounds of Potatoes in 4 Square Feet

They're fairly low maintenance, can be grown in a pot or in the ground, last a fairly long time if stored properly, and can be very nutritious (high in potassium and vitamin C). Here's more incentive: according to this article, you can grow 100 pounds of potatoes in 4 sq. feet. Learn how after the jump... According to this article from the Seattle Times, potatoes planted inside a box with this method can grow up to 100 pounds of potatoes in just 4 square feet. Everything You Need to Know About Composting With Worms. Following my recent blog post on the Do-It-Yourself Vermipod, I’ve been receiving a ton of questions from folks who built Vermipods and are looking for information on how to manage and maintain their new pets.

Everything You Need to Know About Composting With Worms

So here’s a compilation called Everything You Need To Know About Composting With Worms… Common Worm Species Eisenia fetida: Pronounced “iSEEnee a FETid a”, is a worm that can process a large amount of organic material in their natural environment. They tolerate large temperature, moisture and pH ranges and can also tolerate handling well. Eisenia andrei is closely related to the Eisenia fetida and is known as the “red tiger”. The DIY Modern Outdoor Succulent Planter #2. Make Your Own Pop Bottle Drip Irrigation System. The last time I forgot to water my outdoor potted plants and discovered them completely wilted and hanging on the cusp of near death, I decided it was time to take action.

Make Your Own Pop Bottle Drip Irrigation System

Some of the plants on my deck receive a full, searing sun all day long during the hottest mid summer days. While these plants thrive under such conditions if properly taken care of, they will die quickly if they don’t receive enough water. Seeds of Change Homepage. How to build My 50 Dollar Greenhouse.

First off – you really can build this thing very cheaply, but to do so you have to recycle, freecycle, and scrounge.

How to build My 50 Dollar Greenhouse

If you just go out and buy new everything it will probably cost over $200 – still not bad all in all.This Article is featured in Jan 2010 issue of Birds and Blooms Magazine! Want to find out if this thing works before you read all this? Read 6 months in the Greenhouse first.Want to see what happens when a few inches of wet snow accumulates on this? Collapse! Sustainable Everyday Project. Beehive Tower is a Honeycomb Inspired Vertical Farm for London. The aim of the Beehive Tower is to provide the Canary Wharf community of city dwellers a place to garden and live.

Beehive Tower is a Honeycomb Inspired Vertical Farm for London

The tower’s hexagonal mega structural lattice contains greenhouse spaces that also serve as a place for people to meet and socialize. Each hexagon is 8 stories high and contains 8 duplex apartments. A number of the hex cavities are dedicated to gardening and face in different directions so that each element gets a fair share of sun. Atop the tower, fourteen Quiet Revolution QR12 turbines collect enough wind to generate 420,000kWh a year.

In addition, rainwater collection and permaculture systems would make the watering needs of the tower sustainable. Via CTBUH Images © CTBUH. Non-Hybrid Vegetable Fruit Grain Herb Seeds.