How To Grow Vegetables Indoors Using Container Gardening? - Grow Vegetables Indoors | Grow Vegetables Indoors Growing vegetables indoors in containers is now becoming popular especially among families looking for good alternatives to expensive organic vegetables in the market. This method of indoor gardening, known as container gardening, is also creating a buzz among plant lovers with little space for outdoor gardening. Vegetable container gardening is a hit for those living in apartments, with no space at all for outdoor gardening. Many households find container gardening the most cost efficient of all methods to set up and grow their own vegetables. In addition, it is easy to grow vegetable plants using containers and the maintenance of these plants do not cost a fortune. As always, the first thing you need to do when using container gardening is to decide which species of vegetables or herbs to grow. Thereafter, make sure the spot that you choose to grow your vegetable plants indoor has sufficient sunlight.
How to Turn a Pallet into a Garden Good news and bad news. I had planned to film a short video showing you how to make a pallet garden, but the weather didn’t cooperate. I was stapling the landscape fabric onto the pallet when it started drizzling and got really windy. That’s the bad news. So keep reading my pallet loving friends, instructions on how to make your own pallet garden are just a few lines away… Find a Pallet The first thing you need to do is–obviously–find a pallet. Don’t just take the first pallet you find. Collect Your Supplies For this project, you’ll need the pallet you found, 2 large bags of potting soil, 16 six packs of annual flowers (one six pack per opening on the face of the pallet, and two six packs per opening on the top of the completed pallet garden), a small roll of landscape fabric, a staple gun, staples, and sand paper. Get Your Pallet into Shape Once you’ve dragged your pallet home, give it a once over. Let the Stapling Begin! Lay the pallet face down. Now for the sides. Caring For your Pallet
5 New Solutions For Growing Healthy Produce Indoors Jeffrey GreenActivist Post An increasing number of people are moving into urban environments and away from traditional agriculture. As a consequence, those who have a mind for self-sufficiency can find themselves falling short. Storable foods are of course an important part of every emergency prepper's pantry, but storable foods are not a sound long-term solution that contain optimal nutrition. Even produce from farmers markets and store-bought organic food will lose peak freshness faster than one might imagine. Most people do not realize that vegetables will lose about half of their nutrients within the first week of being picked. Nothing can beat growing your own fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers. However, several high-tech solutions are becoming available for city dwellers, or those who have a less-than-green thumb. 1. Visit the site here. For restaurateurs, here is what the commercial model looks like: 2. 3. 4. 5. Recently from Jeffrey Green:
Starting Your First Vegetable Garden by Neil Moran You're aware of the health benefits of eating fresh vegetables, you have the space for a small garden, but just don't know where to start? Look no further. Here's all you need to know to put fresh, crisp vegetables on your dinner table. First, think small. Choose a location that receives as much sun as possible throughout the day. Next, examine the soil. If you're stuck with a predominantly sandy or clay soil it will be worth bringing in some topsoil to get you off on the right foot. Another thing you can do is use topsoil to make a raised bed. Hey, I think we're ready to plant! In a small garden you may want to avoid some of the space hogs, like corn, squash and pumpkin. Easy to grow crops include onions, peas, beets, rutabaga and zucchini squash. Unfortunately, critters (and children) may take a shine to your new garden. Vandals can also attack gardens, especially in conspicuous areas of a city, such as in a community garden. Watch for insect infestation. Happy gardening.
Here's The Homemade Cannabis Oil Recipe That People Are Using as a Chemo Alternative Awareness with regards to cannabis as a treatment and potential cure for cancer has been rapidly increasing over the past few years. Several studies over the last decade have clearly (without question) demonstrated the anti-tumoral effects of the plant. Cannabinoids (any group of related compounds that include cannabinol and the active constituents of cannabis) activate cannabinoid receptors in the body. The human body itself produces compounds called endocannabinoids and they play a very important role in many processes within the body to help create a healthy environment. Since radiation and chemotherapy are the only two approved treatments for cancer, it’s important to let people know that other options do exist. A number of people have used this treatment to help treat their cancer. Below are some links to articles that have sourced studies and provide more human cases as examples. So, you can start there. Again, I just want to help others further their research on how to do it. 1.
Gardening 101: My Top 12 Easy Vegetables To Grow From Seed | One Green Generation First and foremost, I just want to remind you that this is all my opinion, based on my own experience, reading, and learning. When it comes to gardening, there is no one be-all-end-all way to do anything. So please take what I suggest here and apply it to your own needs. Try it, use what works, and adapt as necessary. And please share your thoughts and experiences with me, too – we’re all learning and growing. In Situ vs. In situ means “in the place,” and refers to seeds you plant directly in the ground; rather than seeds that you germinate in flats and then transplant – ie, ex situ. I’m explaining this because I have found that in general planting in situ is easier, faster, uses less resources (water, propagation supplies, time, energy), and creates healthier plants. In the foreground is a small butternut grown from seed ex situ, and then transplanted. All the seeds were planted on the same day . Here’s another photo of the same plants (the transplant is in the upper left corner): 1. 2.
How to tincture medicinal mushroooms | Natural Health by Karen Ganoderma, also known as Lingzhi or Reishi (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Medicinal mushrooms are in great demand because of their adaptogenic effects and their actions against cancer. They improve the immune system, balance the hormones of the HPA axis, are anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, tonify the heart, protect the liver and soothe the nerves. Taking them in an effective way is not so easy. If you want to take them as a tea (decoction) you need to simmer them for at least an hour to separate the medicine from the chitin. Tinctures or liquid extracts are portable, let you taste them which makes them more effective than capsules, but are not simple to make. Polysaccharides clump together when exposed to alcohol and become inert. For 250 grams, slightly over 1/2 pound of mushrooms you will want to make 1 1/4 liters of liquid extract. The first stage is to decoct the the given weight of dried mushrooms in water. Start with your ground dry mushrooms. 32 people like this post.
9 Steps To Starting A Survival Garden In a time of economic uncertainty and rising food prices, it it always a good idea to have a garden to provide extra food for you and your family. Besides providing a source of food in an emergency, a garden is also a great source of wonderful vegetables which are MUCH healthier to eat than most of the food you can get at the supermarket. So how do you begin? The following are 9 steps that you can take to get your garden started..... #1) Decide What Your Goals Are - Do you want to grow enough just to add a few vegetables to your dinner once in a while? Do you want it to be able to provide enough food for your family if there is a major emergency? Some people who want to live "off the grid" end up building a garden large enough that it will provide almost all of the food that their family needs. #2) Evaluate Your Land - Once you know what your goals are, you need to evaluate the land that you are currently living on. So what is the solution? Comments comments
Healthy News and Information by MEREDITH SKYER Ginger is the perfect herb to grow indoors. It’s very low-maintenance, loves partial sunlight, and you can use parts of it at a time, leaving the rest in the soil to continue growing. Besides, it’s delicious! Really, what’s not to love about year round vegetable gardening, especially when it comes to growing ginger inside? Ginger takes 10 months to mature and it doesn’t tolerate frost. Ginger is one of those miraculous plants that grows well in partial to full shade, which makes it ideal for growing in your home, where most people don’t have full sun pouring on their windows all day long. Little bits of the ginger root can be removed while it continues to grow. The best ginger to plant is purchased from a garden center or seed catalog. Ginger purchased from the produce department of your local grocery store can be used to grow a plant, but with spotty results. Grocery store ginger also could be coated in pesticides and fungicides. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Share: Comments comments