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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. Do-It-Yourself Soil Test - How to Test Soil Acidity/Alkalinity without a Test Kit - StumbleUpon. Find out if your soil is acidic or alkaline without a pricey test kit.

Do-It-Yourself Soil Test - How to Test Soil Acidity/Alkalinity without a Test Kit - StumbleUpon

Difficulty: Easy Time Required: 15 minutes or less. Montana Native Plants & Early Peoples (9780917298295): Jeff Hart, Jacqueline Moore. 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. 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... 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. 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. Although it has been unusually rainy this year in these parts, full sun deck plants will still get extremely hot and dry very quickly.

One of the best ways to provide a steady water supply to your plants without your constant attention is the gradual watering system or drip irrigation. Through this method a device is employed that slowly delivers water into the soil directly around the roots. 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! Building the Greenhouse Doors is addressed in a separate article – isn’t this enough for one weekend? My $50 Greenhouse. 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. Non-Hybrid Vegetable Fruit Grain Herb Seeds.