In The Heart Of Geneva It Grows Like No Others Geneva Switzerland calls this Foodscaping: Where neighbors communicate with each other, and each specializes in a few crops, and they trade. This is illegal in most cities in America due to legalities on length laws regarding the length of a front lawn. We must share motivation for the fun of growing simply for the pleasure of providing for oneself. Growing is easy in small quantities. Give it a try! This, believe it or not, is 2.8km from the heart of Geneva, Switzerland, the largest city in the country (but not its capital…) The neatness of it all is possibly explained by the fact it’s Switzerland, the Swiss are like that!
How to Grow Blueberries I grow a slew of both common and uncommon fruits, from apples to kiwis to pears to paw-paws. I love them all, but if pressed to recommend just one must-grow fruit, it would be blueberries. These native Americans have stolen my heart for many reasons. If great taste and beauty are not enough for you, blueberries are literally just what the doctor ordered. Varieties and Soil The first key to success is to pick the right variety for your climate and to give it company. Before settling on specific varieties, you will need to choose the types of blueberries that are best suited to your region: highbush, lowbush, half-high, or rabbiteye. A second key to success is soil.
Facebook 12 Savvy Small-Space Urban Gardening Designs & Ideas Think you gotta have a farm or even a large yard to grow enough fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs to feed your family all summer? You’d be surprised how much food you can get out of the smallest of spaces – even when you live in an urban high-rise. From innovative vertical gardening systems to hanging pots and easy-access planters, these 12 small-space gardening solutions make homegrown produce possible no matter how tiny your outdoor space may be. Small but Expandable Step Garden (images via: urban garden) How do you squeeze every possible square inch of usable growing space out of a tiny balcony or deck? Pop Bottle Drip System (images via: you grow girl) Unless you’re really conscientious, it’s way too easy to accidentally kill plants growing in small pots under the brutal heat of the summer sun, especially in urban environments where reflected heat can dry out soil fast. Square Foot Gardening (image via: serene journal) How much food can you grow in a square foot? Self-Watering Grow Box
GARDENING: A Comprehensive Guide From Planning to Harvesting, and More (6 pages) If you feel there is a gardener in you but haven’t got around to doing garden stuff, you are missing out on a very fulfilling hobby. Take these wonderful benefits that gardening offers: Article republished with permission from BillyOh.com by LINDSY CULLEN Problem is: You don’t have the faintest idea how to begin and go about your garden journey. So, here we’ll guide you to all things gardening, one step at a time. As an enthusiast or established gardener, this comprehensive gardening resource serves as an additional reference and handy audit of your gardening work. Follow this blog series or browse through the chapters you feel most near to your needs. I. II. III. IV. V. VI. A. Planning is a key to success. Determine your goal. B. Studies show that soil holds the key to a great garden. Different types of garden soil Sand – Loose soil and allows water to penetrate too quickly. Feeding the Soil We commonly associate soil with dirt. Here are the keys to a healthy soil: Composting What to compost
Being An Urban Gardener: Creating A City Vegetable Garden - Gardening Know How By Nikki Phipps (Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden) Even if you’re an urban gardener with little space, you can still benefit from growing a city vegetable garden. A window, balcony, patio, deck or roof receiving six or more hours of sun is all you need, in addition to a few containers. City Vegetable Gardening Designs The urban gardener can enjoy a city vegetable garden in various ways. You can grow vegetables in containers, which can be transformed into thriving city gardens. Growing vegetables is more versatile than one might think. City Vegetable Gardening in Containers Growing vegetables in containers is one of the easiest ways to create a city vegetable garden. Typically, smaller containers are used for more shallow-rooted crops like carrots, lettuce and radishes. In order to help improve drainage and airflow, it may be a good idea to raise your containers about an inch or two off the ground with blocks. Rooftop City Gardens Growing an Urban Vegetable Garden Vertically
82 Sustainable Gardening Tips Adopting a sustainable way of gardening can be hard at first especially if you are in this business for a long time. But there are so many great tips and tricks that can help you develop a new gardening habit, one that would be an organic way. Using chemical free processes will benefit both you and the ones who consume the products from your garden. Also growing your own food is a huge advantage, as you will save a lot of money that you would otherwise spend at the market and also have a better control of each product that enters your kitchen. Reusing and Recycling Materials in the GardenSaving Water and Conserving EnergyZero-Waste GardeningIntegrating Livestock in Your GardeningSustainable Gardening Tools, Supplies and AmendmentsSustainable SeedsCreative Composting IdeasProviding Habitat for Wildlife and PollinatorsOverall Advice on Sustainable Gardening 82 Sustainable Gardening Tips – Mother Earth News
6 Strategies for Urban Vegetable Gardening Room to grow: With a little planning, even the smallest of spaces can hold a veggie or herb garden. City living has its ecobenefits: easy travel by foot and public transit, smaller homes that use less energy, and less living space in which to accumulate needless junk. But growing your own vegetables in an urban environment can be tricky when you don’t have a backyard. "Small-space gardening isn't simple," says Charlie Nardozzi, senior horticulturist for the National Gardening Association, "but it's not as difficult as some people might think." Ready to start a plot of your own?
95 visdomsord från odlarvänner - Sara Bäckmo Annons Herregud. När jag sammanställde den här listan från Facebook-gruppen Trädgårdsskafferiet blev jag alldeles rörd vid flera tillfällen och skrattade högt vid andra. Så många saker det är som binder oss odlare till varandra. Så mycket glädje och längtan i våra ansträngningar att odla grönsaker. Innan listan passar jag på att tipsa om min nya serie på sajten om nybörjarträdgården: Nybörjarodling 1 – Vad behöver jag för att börja odla? Tack alla som har bidragit med tips till listan nedan! Nybörjartips från odlarvännerna i Trädgårdsskafferiet Odla svartrot i en djup murarbalja. Alla tipsen är kommentarer hämtade från mitt inlägg i Trädgårdsskafferiet om tips till den som är nybörjarodlare.
Sustainable Urban Gardens 6 Easy Backyard Permaculture Projects for Beginners Permaculture is a word that brings to mind beautiful and large swathes of property filled to the brim with fruit trees, perennial food forests, and natural water sources. While this is a dream that many of us have (myself included!), it can feel like a difficult reality on a small suburban lot. Surprisingly, it isn’t hard to make a mini permaculture paradise, no matter what size lot you live on or your experience level. These six easy backyard permaculture projects for beginners will help get you started! The Suburban Micro Farm Before I get into the backyard permaculture projects, I wanted to let you know about an awesome book that my friend Amy from Tenth Acre Farm wrote: The Suburban Micro Farm: Modern Solutions for Busy People. This book is perfect if you are interested in permaculture and don’t know where to start. This is a gorgeous book with full color photos and helpful diagrams throughout! (Don’t know what permaculture is? Build a Raised Planting Bed Grow More Perennial Vegetables
Top 10 Recommended Grasses Grow Posted By Andrew McIndoe @ 7:41 on August 17th 2015 Category: Blog, Ornamental grasses Our Top 10 Recommended Grasses Grow Love them or loathe them, grasses have become essential subjects in today’s planting palette, mainly because they mix well with perennials in prairie style schemes, adding light height and movement, especially later in the year. I have resisted writing about grasses to grow with perennials, maybe that’s a subject for another time. Instead I’ve chosen my top ten grasses that I reckon fit into any garden. Over the past few years I have come across many planting schemes which are grass-heavy. Designers love them and plant them in great drifts, most have clearly never divided a miscanthus after a couple of years. Phalaris arundinacea ‘Feesey’ My first choice is the grass I knew as a kid as gardener’s garters. Stipa tenuissima I first came across this wispy, gossamer grass on a trip to France. Miscanthus ‘Morning Light’ Stipa gigantea Calamagrostis ‘Karl Foerster’ Further Study