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Cultivation indoors and outdoors using hydroponics and organics

Cultivation indoors and outdoors using hydroponics and organics

Urban Gardens | Unlimited Thinking For Limited Spaces Vertical Gardens Permaculture Courses by Frank Gapinski Making use of vertical wall space located in a sunny spot is a great way to grow your garden. In fact you don’t need pumps or complicated equipment to start growing your own vegetable garden. As long as you have a consistent amount of sunshine of around 6 hours per day and a collection of plastic drink containers and some ingenuity you can create a mini vegetable garden and have it self-water the system. Consider this novel approach to harnessing gravity to feed your garden. Easy Vertical Bottle Garden All you need is a small amount of vertical space around a balcony or an open window which can hang or store a vertical array of drink bottles that can grow all your herbs and lettuce easily. Drill a hole through each screw-on bottle top lid so that water can drip from one bottle down to the next. Cut the base of the second bottle so the neck of the first bottle can funnel into the second bottle.

Permacultuur Nederland Handmade Wednesday: Cinder Block Garden Planter | Inspiring Pretty July 20, 2011 23 comments Please, please, please forgive me for being late with this post! Anyway, the reason you are here: for a garden planter that you can make with your very own hands. Didn’t you? Just head on over to visit Potted (where this all began) and check out the story behind making this garden planter !

Five reasons for vertical gardening Plants have certain requirements of their own such as sunlight, nutrients and support. So, while planting pots and plants, all this have to be taken care of. Vertical gardening is a kind of trend that first started up in large cities where yard space is very little. The idea behind vertical gardening is that one doesn’t need to have large spaces to produce exclusive gardens or good harvest. One can also plant these plants along a vertical plane which would also act like a fence. 1. The factors involved in vertical gardening is that it uses limited space and grow more. 2. Like, if you don’t have your own pets, it may happen that neighborhood pets destroy your vertical garden as for them it’s just a litter. 3. Normally, the plants diseases are spread when they are in direct contact with the soil which is not so in case of vertical gardening or in case of hanging planters. 4. 5.

SHFT Wish You Could Save Summer in a Bottle? You Can…Can! Preservation Nation! « Home Grown Edible Landscapes Aug 17 Well, you had to figure it would happen. As soon as the resurgence in interest in learning to grow your own food began a few years back, could a growing interest in food preservation be far behind? Back when I was certified as a Master Gardener in LA County, they had discontinued their Master Food Preserver program…but now it’s back and back with a Bang! Remember, it’s not all about canning. Great Links to Articles and Blogs Cultural Methods/Recipes for Preserving Food Master Food Preservers (Cooperative Extension) Programs Not all Cooperative Extension Programs will have MFP programs.

DIY shoe rack hanging garden Hanging Mini-Greenhouse Also Doubles As Pendant Lamp Photos: Jaroslav Kvíz Short on space for growing herbs? Well, this graceful pendant lamp -- which doubles as a mini-greenhouse -- could be one way to add more luscious greenery to one's space and diet. Created by Czech designer Krstyna Pojerova, the 'Glasshouse' is a bulbous glass form that features an opening at the bottom, which allows you to harvest the greens growing along the lamp's inverted rim.According to Pojerova, who is currently studying at Prague's Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design, the design was inspired by the "desire to grow fresh herbs within an urban kitchen." The central opening both "facilitates easy access to the herbs and the passage of light from an electric bulb hanging up in the lights." Apparently, the lamp can be used for sprouting and soil-based mini-gardens. Best of all, the wasted heat from using an incandescent is wasted no more; it's used to help your greens grow.

Inside Peek at O’Hare Airport’s Vertical Farm January 23, 2012 by Robin Plaskoff Horton Photo: Future Growing After traveling a lot for the majority of my career, airport delays are usually not something I get excited about. Photo: LaManda Joy Set in a seemingly unused nook of the G Terminal, a mezzanine space has been transformed into a high-tech urban garden. Photo: Future Growing The genius behind the O’Hare installation is Future Growing LLC, the same company responsible for the amazing rooftop garden that fuels the kitchens of New York City restaurant, Bell, Book and Candle, where I dined on a recent visit to that city. A series of vertical PVC towers with high-powered (“wear your sunglasses” high-powered) lights grow a variety of herbs, greens, edible flowers and a few tomato plants. Edible flowers on one tower, and on the other, lettuce ready to package for the airports restaurants. Water receptacles under the towers house pumps that manage recirculation of water and nutrients. Photo: LaManda Joy

Éva Compost Homefarm by Francois Hurtaud You can mistake Éva as a modern decorative piece for restaurants, but it’s a trendy, hi-tech composter. It blends in beautifully with any interior and does a magnificent job of recycling wasted organic matter. A part of the waste is used for cultivating and maintaining a green patch and the rest is used to produce methane. Designer: François Hurtaud

Brooklyn Farm Create an Interior Vertical Garden With Moss Tiles October 12, 2011 by Robin Plaskoff Horton This indoor garden doesn’t require natural light, in fact it doesn’t like direct sunlight, doesn’t need watering, fertilizing, or pruning, and is ready to install on any surface. MossTile, from Benetti Stone, is a maintenance-free vertical garden. Adhered to a sustainable and fireproof resin backing, the 11.7 inch (28.8 cm) square tiles are made of natural preserved lichen moss which remains stable over time. Apart from an occasional misting, the tiles thrive in an environment with a minimum of 50% humidity. With MossTile modular squares, one can cover a wall’s entire solid surface or create a pattern, alone or in conjunction with other materials. Configure to your heart’s desire: circles, geometric patterns, negative space…mix one or more of the 12 available colors to create a moss painting or your own textured wallpaper. The design possibilities are infinite.

Tiny Gardens: The Terrific Stoops, Roofs and Bitty Front Lawns of Brooklyn Last August, Jill Harrison bought a house on a very manicured block of Crown Heights. She hasn’t had to leave her property to meet the neighbors. The time she spends on her front lawn, installing native plants, herbs and sedum, brings neighborhood kids wanting “to pick something” and nods of approval from old-timers headed to the nearby Baptist church or West Indian restaurant. Most impressive to passers-by: her stoop, where, in more than 17 pots and containers, she’s growing wild strawberries, Portuguese peppers, a blueberry bush, lemon verbena and cucumbers—basically, she said, “things we can eat or put in our drinks.” “It’s an easy conversation starter,” she said of her garden. A neighborhood away in Prospect Heights, Chris Phillips and his partner Rich Powell have also learned how a thatch of green and several bushels of lavender can get people to do the unthinkable—instigate a conversation with strangers, and even more surprisingly, relinquish what little private time they have.