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A garden in a sack. DIY Organic Vertical Planter. Ever wanted to grow plants but you didn't have enough room for them?

DIY Organic Vertical Planter

Building a Greenhouse" If you want the biggest tomatoes in your neighborhood next season, need somewhere to over-winter your orchids or love the idea of having your own blooming flowers year round, a backyard greenhouse may be just right for you.

Building a Greenhouse"

Building your own greenhouse used to be a difficult process requiring complicated building plans, expensive materials and professional assistance. Now, with the widespread availability of prefabricated kits, the process is easier and more affordable. The most popular greenhouse size is around 8 feet by 6 feet (2.4 meters by 1.8 meters), probably because it doesn't require a poured foundation. Whatever the size, placing the greenhouse so that it receives enough strong light and is in proportion to the rest of the property is an important consideration when considering a greenhouse addition. When planning for a greenhouse, one of the first questions you should ask is about the types of plants you'll be keeping. Bubble Insulated Greenhouse. Open Source Permaculture On Its Way to the Internet.

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Open Source Permaculture On Its Way to the Internet

A permaculture garden in Otago, New Zealand. From the urban sprawl of Istanbul and Mexico City to the Rocky Mountains in the United States and the deserts of Jordan, permaculture activists are gently greening the world one small patch at the time. Prague-based documentary filmmaker and environmentalist Sophia Novack is hoping to help accelerate that process with the creation of Open Source Permaculture, a free online resource that she says would teach "anyone (including you!) ... how to grow an incredibly productive backyard permaculture garden. " Permaculture Social NetworkingThough the full definition is more complex, permaculture, short for "permanent agriculture," is essentially a way of designing farms and gardens so they work like natural ecosystems.

Richard Patterson/Sterling College/CC BY 2.0. With six days left in its campaign, Open Source Permaculture has raised more than $9,000 of its $15,000 goal. Farmer's Pal Forums - Why do I plant marigolds in my vegetable garden? Ancient Tomato Growing Secrets Increase Your Tomatoes and Keeps Plants Healthy. Easy vegetables to grow. Planting a garden doesn’t have to be a huge undertaking.

Easy vegetables to grow

But the fear of failure keeps many a gardener-wannabe from spending time and energy on planting backyard crops. Knowing the easy vegetables to grow for your region — in addition to when and where to plant them — is the best way to ensure success. When planning your crops, try to space out the planting of foods that have a short harvest season. An ideal garden will always have something to put on the table, rather than an abundant period and then a dry spell with nothing growing.

Some of the easiest garden goods for first timers are yellow squash and zucchini, potatoes, radishes and tomatoes. Squash plants can be planted into small hills, and are ready to eat when they are about 6 inches in length. Radishes are another no-brainer crop. Strawberries are popular for their ability to grow in many places and for their sweet, tangy taste and beautiful appearance.

Tomatoes are possibly the most popular garden vegetable. Bottle Garden Part2. VERTICAL VEGETABLES: "Grow up" in a small garden and confound the cats! Agricultores de 800 anos atrás cultivavam sem devastar Amazônia. Natural Pest Management.

The DIY Modern Outdoor Succulent Planter #2. Got Weeds? Use Vinegar, Not Roundup. NEED PROOF THAT VINEGAR IS A WEED-TERMINATOR?

Got Weeds? Use Vinegar, Not Roundup

Just look at the weeds growing along a pea-gravel path in my Herb Garden. These were photographed yesterday afternoon, just moments before I sprayed them with cheap, straight-from-the-bottle, store-brand white vinegar. Here’s what all that greenery looked like this morning: I’d say those weeds are deader than dead. And that’s why I use vinegar on the gravel paths, brick walk-ways, and blue-stone patio here at A Garden for the House. Garden as if your life depended on it, because it does.

Spring has sprung — at least south of the northern tier of states where snow still has a ban on it — and the grass has ‘riz.

Garden as if your life depended on it, because it does

And so has the price of most foods, which is particularly devastating just now when so many Americans are unemployed, underemployed, retired or retiring, on declining or fixed incomes and are having to choose between paying their mortgages, credit card bills, car payments, and medical and utility bills and eating enough and healthily. Many are eating more fast food, prepared foods, junk food — all of which are also becoming more expensive — or less food. In some American towns, and not just impoverished backwaters, as many as 30 percent of residents can’t afford to feed themselves and their families sufficiently, let alone nutritiously. Here in the Piedmont Triad of North Carolina where I live it’s 25 percent.

Across the country one out of six of the elderly suffers from malnutrition and hunger. What’s for Supper Down the Road? Britta Riley: A garden in my apartment. Grow The Easiest Garden on Earth. Farmer's Pal Forums - Gardening Without a Garden: 10 Ideas for Your Patio or Balcony. Healthy food and garden education.