Planting A Pineapple Did y’all know that you can take this and turn it into… This? And that this will eventually produce… This? Yes, I’m talking about turning your average, ordinary grocery store pineapple into a tropical showpiece within your home. Planting a Pineapple 1. 2. 3. In 24 months (sounds better than two years) it will look like this. You will have an actual, large, utterly delicious pineapple in 24-36 months. The thought of growing my own pineapple always makes me smile and giggle just a little bit. Now what am I supposed to do with all of this leftover pineapple? I see something sweet coming soon. While you’re waiting for me to make something yummy with the leftovers, go ahead and plant a pineapple. Be adventurous plant a pineapple. Hugs, Tickled Red *Please bear in mind that I am not a hortoculturist. Tagged as: Gardening, Pineapple, Tropical Fruit
Vertical Gardens Today is International Women's Day. Worldwatch Institute is recognizing it by celebrating the power of women to nourish the planet. I learned some interesting facts from reading their article. Worldwide roughly 1.6 billion women rely on farming for their livelihoods, and female farmers produce more than half of the world’s food. The information in the paragraph above astounds me. The good news is that women worldwide are developing and utilizing agricultural innovations to sustainably nourish their families and communities. The fact that women worldwide are using agricultural innovations is not news to me. Whose fault is this? It starts at the land grant aggie schools, works its way through their USDA partnered Extension Programs and Master Gardener programs and ends up in our local botanic gardens, staffed largely by independent contractor "educators" who preach the gospel of dirt and drain holes. via www.worldwatch.org
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How to Build a Vertical Garden" No matter how small a property you live on, you can develop your green thumb by building a vertical garden. With the demand for gardens in densely populated cities, garden centers and manufacturers have created kits that enable you to grow upward, if you can't grow outward. Read the tips listed below and learn about how you can build a vertical garden. Measure your space Decide where you are going to plant your vertical garden. Leafsnap, a new mobile app that identifies plants by leaf shape, is launched by Smithsonian and collaborators The Smithsonian Institution, Columbia University and the University of Maryland have pooled their expertise to create the world’s first plant identification mobile app using visual search—Leafsnap. This electronic field guide allows users to identify tree species simply by taking a photograph of the tree’s leaves. In addition to the species name, Leafsnap provides high-resolution photographs and information about the tree’s flowers, fruit, seeds and bark—giving the user a comprehensive understanding of the species. Smithsonian botanist John Kress uses the new mobile app to correctly identify a katsura tree (Cercidiphyllum japonicum) growing in the Smithsonian’s Enid A. “We wanted to use mathematical techniques we were developing for face recognition and apply them to species identification,” said Peter Belhumeur, professor of computer science at Columbia and leader of the Columbia team working on Leafsnap. You might also like: 161reddit
our.windowfarms.org/instructions_dev/ 1) Translated by: Windowfarms Core Team. Welcome to the Instructions for MAMA! The Windowfarms Version 3.0 Modular Airlift Multicolumn Array (MAMA). Please make sure you have registered on our.windowfarms.org, including having accepted the terms of service for participating in this open design community project. Registering will pass on to you a royalty-free license for you to use this community developed patent pending design for non-commercial purposes. Please use the Feedback button on the right to submit your ideas, questions, test results, and praise. ---------> Remember that this is an citizen technology project, so if you have an idea or an issue, research and develop it yourself (R&D-I-Y)! 2) Getting Started: Download and print the Windowfarms v3.0 parts list. 3) Section 1: Bottle Covering Each Windowfarm v3.0 column is made of 5 bottles: 4 plant bottles and 1 bottom reservoir bottle. 5) Fill an empty bottle with about 2"(5 cm) of water to weigh it down.
Make Your Own Alchemy / Prepping, Planting and Harvesting Does “black gold” make you think of “Texas Tea,” or that three-letter-word, oil? If you’re a gardener, they don’t. For us, black gold can only mean one thing: compost. A good compost pile is your soil’s dearest friend. You may think compost building is complicated, but it doesn’t need to be. Mother Nature composts all the time. Although bagged compost is sold at most garden centers, it’s easy and almost free to make your own. In a new pile, layer brown matter: shredded fallen leaves, old foliage without disease, and brown grasses (if they haven’t been sprayed with chemicals like herbicides or pesticides). Garden bins make keeping the pile in one place easy. I think a three-bin system works best. If you live in a very dry climate like mine normally is, water the pile every week in the summer to keep it moist. When you add green matter, top it with a layer of shredded leaves or dirt. Don’t add dairy or meat products.
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20 Plants for garden pathways which can handle foot traffic There are infinite numbers of plants available to cultivate in your garden. But, there are very few varieties of plants that can be grown on pathways, because most of the plants are too sensitive to tolerate people’s feet. Here is a list of some very common plants which you can use to decorate the walkways of your garden. 1. It is one of the most important family member of Moss but much different from other plants of Moss family. 2. They look very pretty with the bright green leaves and become more attractive from the last spring to the arrival of summer when it blooms beautiful yellow flowers. 3. Fascinating Brass Buttons are low growing plants that spread at a high speed. 4. These ornamented plants have an immense and gorgeous look with a sweet fragrance. 5. Creeping Jenny which is also known as money wort in many places is a perennial plant that loves afternoon sun. 6. Beach strawberry is a perennial member of the rose family. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.
Gardening Australia - Fact Sheet: Going Up! Tino makes a vertical garden out of a recycled pallet that anyone can recreate in a small or large space Presenter: Tino Carnevale, 04/08/2012 SERIES 23 Episode 19 Tino gets growing in a new direction With modern gardens getting smaller and smaller, people are looking at new ways of utilising space and if you can't go out, you need to go up! First, he lined two separate cavities inside the pallet with hessian. He made two inside pockets to hold the growing medium, so he joined the hessian seams together and stapled them to the side boards. Next, Tino dug a shallow trench to house the pallet. In a wheelbarrow, Tino mixed three bags of potting mix, a couple of spades of compost and a few handfuls of wet straw to make a water-retentive growing medium. Then he simply cut little holes in the hessian and poked in the plants. Finally, on the top, he added two different types of thyme and a prostrate form of rosemary to weep over the sides.
How to Find Free Compost Ingredients 1Ask your local coffee shop if they throw out used coffee grinds. Coffee grinds are an excellent acidic amendment to soil, so use ash or lime to balance the pH. Ad 2Inquire with local lumberyards and home improvement stores for free sawdust. Sea and lake vegetation is remarkably nutrient rich and makes a great addition to your compost, but it is also unsustainable as the tidelands and shores need those nutrients for their own ecosystems. Whenever you build compost, try to make sure that you are not removing ingredients from a setting where they would be composted- the forest, the shore, parks, etc.
NPIN: Native Plant Database Welcome to the latest edition of the Native Plants Database where you can explore the wealth of native plants in North America. Use the options below to search for 7,927 native plants by scientific or common name or choose a particular family of plants. For non-native or introduced species, please visit the USDA Plants Database. Recommended Species lists Use the options below to search for plants based on a combination of characteristics. Plant Database Resources Complete Species List - An alphabetized list of all species in the native plant database.Data Fields - Learn more about Native Plant Database information fields.