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Urban Organic Gardener: Simple Tips To Grow Your Own Food

Urban Organic Gardener: Simple Tips To Grow Your Own Food
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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Gardening With Vinegar Vinegar Uses and Vinegar Tips: Gardening with VinegarAuthor: Kathryn Bax - Website Owner and Developer of Country Living and Farm Lifestyles Vinegar has many uses and benefits and best of all, it is safe to use, doesn't harm the environment, is freely available and it is cheap! It really is, therefore your eco-friendly organic pesticide, organic insecticide, and organic herbicide. Here you will learn about the uses of vinegar and how you can garden with vinegar and pick up a few vinegar tips along the way. Along with getting rid of garden pests, it has so many other uses as well. It can also be used full-strength or diluted depending on the job at hand.

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.

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. Adventures in Field Botany / Illustrated-Glossary Leaf Morphology: Phyllode/ Cladode: modifyed stems that act as leaves. Ensiform: leaves sharp edges, taper into a slender point (fern) Stellate: hairs come up like fingers. Looks like cluster of hair. Peltate: "petiole joins to the center" in leaves.

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. Homemade Weed Killer – Make Your Own Weed Killer So we've taken care of the bug problem in our gardens, but what about weeds? They can be just as much of a terror as the little creepy crawlies. No matter if you have a full blown garden or just a patch of grass-weeds can creep in and mess it all up. Here are some tried and trued at-home remedies for homemade weed killer that can help battle these green monsters.

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.

Seed Starting Tips for Beginner Gardeners - MrBrownThumb Over the past few years, I have amassed a number of posts here about growing from seed that should be helpful to beginner seed starters. While these seed starting tips are aimed at beginners hopefully, they will be of use and interest to more experienced gardeners who may not have done much seed starting in the past. These tips on seed starting cover what items you can repurpose in your home to make seed starting pots, seed germination, and the types of seed staring mixes you can use.

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. Homemade Bug Spray for Gardens - Homemade Bug Spray Since Spring finally decided to stop being on vacation and show up this year many are finally being able to plant those beautiful and yummy gardens! The only problem is that with this beautiful weather also comes another visitor-little buggies. These of course can be the most annoying and destructive aspect of planting a garden.

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