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Urban and City Vegetable Gardening

Urban and City Vegetable Gardening
Plants that Grow Well Together (And Plants that Don’t) “Companion planting is one of the best techniques to grow a better garden and naturally repel pests. Some plants thrive next to certain other plants, while being completely incompatible with others (much like humans!). This infographic tells you at a glance the combinations that work best. It highlights, for example, how thyme can be paired [...] Read the full article →

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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. 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. Grow Indie - About Grow Indie Welcome to Grow Indie! We are all about food independence, diy style. Whether you have a container garden in New York City, or a couple of acres in suburbia, our mission is to inspire and empower people to grow their own food, no matter where they live. Really, anyone can do it.

40 Inspiring DIY Herb Gardens If you love to cook you most likely can’t live without fresh herbs. You can buy them when you need them but it would be much better if you will always have them in pots near by. This way it’s much easier to mix them in small doses and add in all meals you’re cooking. Of course to have them on your kitchen or right outside your kitchen door you need to organize a thoughtful herb garden that also looks great. We’ve gathered for you a bunch of cool ideas that might inspire you to do that.

Growing squares Arranged in neat squares around a center fountain, raised beds contain dwarf marigolds, lavender, parsley, rosemary, red-flowered sage, scented geraniums, squash, strawberries, tomatoes, and more. Steven Gunther Click to Enlarge To complement their Santa Monica home, George and Kristen Minardos wanted a kitchen garden with a fresh, contemporary look. One Glassy Garden: Growing Herbs in Mason Jars 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.

beginner guide to growing chile peppers By Julian Livsey This guide is for anyone who has somehow hit on the idea that it would be fun to grow chile peppers. You haven't grown them before, perhaps you haven't really grown anything before. After a bit of research on the internet you are completely overwhelmed by the advice and information; not sure where to begin. thechileman website is not aimed at the prefessional growers, yet when we start talking in the guides about vermiculite and heated propagators it may make you wonder whether growing chile peppers is for you afterall. Well don't be put off, there is an easier way! Yes we like pre-germinating our seeds.

Guide to Gardening by Mail, Mail Order Gardening, and Catalogs The Garden Watchdog is a free directory of 7,868 mail order gardening companies. Here gardeners share their opinions on which companies really deliver on quality, price and service. After you review the Introduction and Acceptable Use Policy, you can share your own mail-order experiences, or use our search and browse features to find reputable sources for all your gardening needs. Are you looking for a particular plant? Check out PlantScout to find vendors offering the plant, seed or bulbs you're seeking! For local gardening resources, visit our new Go Gardening feature. The Nuts and Bolts of the Tiki Coop Before we broke ground on our tiki coop, we looked at countless examples online of custom-built coops and off-the-shelf coops. It seemed that chicken-keepers spent anywhere from $100 to $1,000-plus on their designs, with huge, tricked-out McCoops on the high end of the scale. We wanted something fairly simple for the limited space we had. No power, no plumbing, just four walls and a roof. But… we also wanted to inject our personality into it.

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 - 43081technologyforthepoor@yahoo.com

HOW TO: CARE FOR YOUR SUCCULENTS 28th February 2013 Although people often say that you don’t have to do anything to keep succulents alive and they’re perfect for people with a less than green thumb, I’ve learnt through trial and error that that’s not quite true. Over the last couple of years I’ve had dozens of succulent and cactus plants in our apartment (remember these cute little guys?)

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