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FarmedHere Vertical Farming Chicago. Windowfarms. - Omega Gardens™: Industry Leading Hydroponics Designs for Indoor Gardening. One Glassy Garden: Growing Herbs in Mason Jars | Kitchen Garden. Forget the usual terracotta and (ugh!) Plastic pots for container gardening. When you grow herbs in mason jars, you can have garden fresh ingredients on hand and also add some style to a sunny windowsill. Picture a row of mason jars filled with different herbs—basil, chives, parsley, cilantro, thyme, rosemary—dressing up your kitchen. Pretty, right? The clear glass allows you to see the herbs’ rich root structure growing through the soil.

With the right conditions—ample light and proper drainage—most herbs are extremely easy to grow, and growing them in mason jars is no different. 1. 2. 3. Finally, add some labels so you won’t forget what you planted! You diy, recycling junkies could also use pasta jars, pickle jars or whatever other glass container you come across for this project. image: B_Zedan. The Vertical Gardening Guidebook. The Living Wall | HackerSphere - A journey into the core of complexity. So I haven't been here for a while! I guess it is time for me to start writing what I have been up to again. I have had the hydroponics project hanging over my head for too long now, but I ended up moving from my Beverly Hills apartment in Jamaica to a New Kingston "centrally located" apartment. This meant that I no longer had the space to setup the system.

FAIL 1. The next couple months after moving I resigned from the startup company I had been working with for the past year. I decided the time was right to carry on with some ideas I had and bring them to fruition - so I started a company in Jamaica and I have been working with a great team of guys in California on producing some great devices and software. But we (a business partner and I) needed something to relax our minds for at least for a hour everyday. The concept is really simple... so being software engineers we did one thing right.

These are the parts we ordered online: A couple of things to note: So there you have it! Vertical Gardening Tips - Organic Gardening. A few years back I was leading an old friend through my garden, all the while bemoaning my lack of growing space, when he suddenly interrupted me and asked, "Why do people build skyscrapers? " What this had to do with my overcrowded garden, I hadn't a clue. "So they can cram a lot of people into a place without using up much ground room? " I ventured. "Exactly. Sort of like your garden, wouldn't you say? My friend was right. One more thing: Most bush varieties were bred from climbing ones, and many growers think the original climbing cultivars have better, old-fashioned flavor. Of course, short varieties do offer some conveniences. Best Trellis Supports For plants to grow up a trellis or other support, you first have to build it. Some common supports are wood posts, metal stakes and thick-walled rigid PVC pipe.

Don't forget bamboo. Steel posts are less aesthetic than wooden ones but are quicker to install and move. Using Netting in Vertical Gardening Assembling Plant Supports. Gardening Without a Garden: 10 Ideas for Your Patio or Balcony Renters Solutions. Plantable: All-In-One Table & Trellis Hybrid Lets You Grow, Harvest and Eat. Zahra Shahabi and Ollie Hammick/CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Beyond the conventional planter on your balcony, there are many ways to grow food and herbs right in your own home, without the need to rely on a trip to the store. London-based designers Jamie Elliott and Liam Healy of JAILmake created this table that's a mix of eating surface and mini-garden, where the legs are re-fashioned as planters and trellises to support climbing plants. Jaime and Liam describe the motivation behind this simple but intriguing design they call "Plantable", which is handmade to order in their South East London workshop using English oak and metal: The Plantable reintroduces nature back into the experience of gathering, cooking and eating a meal.

It takes a currently domesticated object and enables nature to claim it back.The space provided for plants to grow in the four legs reflects on the distance we place between ourselves and the processes involved in making our food. Wall Photos. Facebook. Wall Photos. Examples of Container Gardening, Raised Bed Garden, Vertical Tower Garden at the Great Park. Urban Agriculture: A Guide to Container Gardens. A Guide to Container Gardens With inexpensive containers and suitable soil mix,you can create an urban garden virtually anywhere - on roof tops,vacant city lots, borwn fields, and unused portion of parking lots Job S.

Ebenezer, Ph.D.President, Technology for the Poor, 877 PELHAM COURT, WESTERVILLE, OHIO - It is estimated that by 2030 AD nearly 50% of the world’s population may live in urban areas. As a consequence of this many millions of acres of productive farmland are expected to be lost to housing and other usage. Any further encroachment of natural habitat for other creatures may result in serious degradation of the eco-system. In addition to the loss of farmland, the new urban sprawl also creates urban wastelands like: roof tops brown fields and unused paved spaces.

Due to the recent terrorist attacks, food security and safety are seriously compromised. Urban farming is not new. Wading pools should be set on a level ground. Pavement Garden. Urban and City Vegetable Gardening. Food Is Free Wicking Bed Construction Demo. Sub-irrigation (SIPs) = Simple Hydroponics. In a prior post about the TEDxManhattan How to Cultivate a Logo video, I called the TEDx logo planter a hydroponic lettuce grower. How come? As revealed in the video it is clearly a sub-irrigated planter aka SIP (prior posts).

Actually, it’s both. The logo planter is a SIP as well as a simple form of hydroponics without an air pump. We have an overabundance of names for a variety of systems for growing plants. Sub-irrigation (aka SIPs) is an accurate term for systems that use solid (i.e. soil) media contained over the top of a water and oxygen reservoir system. 1. 2. With the emerging popularity of aquaponics (prior posts), hydroponics is gaining a more family-friendly image.

Back to hydroponics SIPs. Plants roots are incredibly aggressive in finding water. Clear SIPs help immeasurably in understanding this. Only time will tell how affordable aquaponics systems will become. Photo reveals the inverted (recycled) nursery flat that forms the water & oxygen reservoir. Let’s Make 2-Liter SIPs! Photo: Rachel Glass My mom and I have really been expanding our gardening knowledge lately. Though there is a lot more to learn, we have been sharing that gardening knowledge with kids and families in our community. When we were asked to teach children at a special event sponsored by the AUA (Advocates for Urban Agriculture) and Hull House, we decided to teach a workshop on making SIPs. A SIP is a Sub Irrigated Planter. Sub meaning bottom, irrigated meaning watered, and planter meaning… well you know. So a SIP is a planter watered from the bottom. “First the water at the bottom of the SIP is wicked or sucked up by the fabric.

After teaching the Becker girls (above) how to make SIPs I took a quick break. My mom and I invented the seed match game so people could learn what seeds go to which plants. The Becker girls extraordinarily (unlike some other kids I’ve taught) seemed to want to learn more about gardening. Please download and share! Little Green Girl. Homemade 2-Liter SIPs Growing Kale. Re-Growing Green Onions: Grow Your Scallions Back on Your Windowsill. Previous image Next image See these green and perky scallions? They weren't so perky a week ago. In fact, they were chopped down to their roots. But a scant week of water and a windowsill grew them back — did you ever learn how easy this is? I saw this little tip at a blog: • Read more: Wordless Wednesday - Regrowth at Homemade Serenity ...there were no words, and the picture didn't need any.

I chopped off some scallions and stuck them root-down in a Mason jar above my sink. To my surprise, these grew fast. It might not work a second time; I am not sure how long you can keep regrowing these things. Have you ever tried this? Related: • How To Grow Your Own Alfalfa Sprouts: Part One• How To Grow Your Own Alfalfa Sprouts: Part Two (Images: Faith Durand) 10 Vegetables & Herbs You Can Eat Once and Regrow Forever.

10 Vegetables & Herbs You Can Eat Once & Regrow Forever There are some ingredients I cook with so often I can never buy too many of them, and most of them are produce. Onions, garlic and fresh herbs are staples in a lot of dishes, and they may be inexpensive, but when you use them on a daily basis it can add up. Some foods are easy to regrow at home from leftover scraps, and some of them can even be grown right on your kitchen counter.

Here are 10 vegetables and herbs you can buy once and regrow forever. #1. When garlic starts to sprout, the little green shoots are too bitter to cook with. Image via Unknown Learn more on Simple Daily Recipes. #2. The ends of carrots you usually chop off and throw away will grow carrot greens if you put them in a dish with a little water. Image via Fidgety Fingers Read more details on how to use and grow them on Fidgety Fingers. #3. Put a few basil clippings with 4-inch stems in a glass of water and place it in a spot with direct sunlight. . #4. . #5. . #6. . #7. . #8.