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Survival food. Planting Potatoes: 7 Different Methods. In April 2010, I planted organic ‘German Butterball’ seed potatoes in the Organic Gardening test plots near Emmaus, Pennsylvania, using the following seven methods. For the five raised planting techniques, I used a mixture of 2 parts topsoil to 1 part compost. Through the course of the growing season, the benefits and drawbacks of each became clear. 1.

Hilled Rows Dig straight, shallow trenches, 2 to 3 feet apart, in prepared soil. Pros: No containers to buy or build; no soil to transport. Cons: Yield may be limited by the quality of the soil. How to Grow an Endless Supply of Garlic Indoors. Other than being one of the healthiest food out there, garlic is also easy to be grown indoors.

How to Grow an Endless Supply of Garlic Indoors

It is also a much cheaper way than buying it at the grocery store, and of course much healthier. You’ve all heard of the amazing benefits of garlic and all the things it can do for your body, so let’s just jump to how to grow it in the comfort of your own home. How to Grow Garlic Indoors Things You Will Need A head of garlic Potting soil A container. A Best-Practices Guide to Growing Tomatoes: Tomato Basics. Attention to the basic needs of tomatoes goes a long way toward keeping them healthy and productive.

A Best-Practices Guide to Growing Tomatoes: Tomato Basics

If you’ve had problems with tomatoes in the past, the solution is probably in this list. Light. Plant tomatoes where they get 8 hours or more of sunlight daily. Any less will reduce the harvest. How To Grow Your Own Endless Supply Of Organic Avocados. Here's a step-by-step guide to growing your own avocado tree.

How To Grow Your Own Endless Supply Of Organic Avocados

Avocados are highly nutritious and flavored, whether we're talking about salad, guacamole, or straight up! They are a key staple for a nutritious and delicious diet. Try growing an avocado tree at home if you don't like making regular trips to the grocery store for your daily supply of fresh avocados, can't find organic ones, or are fed up with spending so much for quality produce. It's surprisingly easy. You will see how you too can get a full–grown avocado tree from a little seed in 10 easy steps. Step 1 Remove the seed and gently wash off any fruit stuck to it to prevent molding. Step 2. Grow plants from your groceries, like ginger root and pineapple! Grow your own ginger Ginger is an essential ingredient in Asian cooking. Growing your own is easy and provides an endless supply of ginger for your cooking. Urban Farm Tour with Will Allen.

This Revolutionary Device Turns​ Plastic Into Edible Mushrooms! A team of researchers in Europe have created a prototype device called The Fungi Mu​tarium which uses fungi to safely break down plastic and replace it with edible mushrooms.

This Revolutionary Device Turns​ Plastic Into Edible Mushrooms!

The research team is comprised of two Vienna-based industrial designers and a number of researchers at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands. The device that they created harnesses the natural cleaning and purifying power of fungi, and creates a condition where the fungi can easily break down and absorb the trash, replacing it with more fungi. The device has been described by some as a dome shaped incubator, which contains several pods that hold liquefied fungi sprouts. Thin strips of plastic are placed into the device, and after several weeks, there is no longer any trace of plastic.

“We were both really inspired about the idea that something digests plastic but then still creates edible biomass,” Katharina Unger, one of the researchers, told Motherboard. How to Grow Spinach Hydroponically. Making: Seed Balls: for getting things growing in unlikely places. June 22, 2015 | Community Projects, Urban Permaculture | 1 Comment | Author: Brydie Piaf Seed balls.

Making: Seed Balls: for getting things growing in unlikely places

In a nutshell, they are a ball of clay and compost with seeds inside. Sounds pretty simple right? List Of Companion Plants. Dill is one of the few plants to grow with Fennel This is a list of companion plants.

List Of Companion Plants

Many more are in the list of beneficial weeds. Companion plants assist in the growth of others by attracting beneficial insects, repelling pests, or providing nutrients, shade, or support. 17 Foods To Buy Once And Regrow Forever. Everyday we throw heaps of leftovers and scraps out which could actually be used to regrow fruits, vegetables and herbs completely free of charge.

17 Foods To Buy Once And Regrow Forever

Not only can we save money, but also reduce our carbon footprint. With grocery prices increasing, now is the best time to get frugal in the kitchen and garden. Below are seventeen fruits, vegetables and herbs you can buy once and regrow forever… Vegetables Regrow Green Onions – Want to grow green onions indefinitely? Growing Garlic. I haven't purchased garlic since 1996.

Growing Garlic

That's because I grow enough to eat a bulb of garlic every day, year-round. While most of my garden adventures are hobby-level attempts at self-sufficiency, my garlic crop is for real. Garlic is an overwintering crop, planted in fall and harvested mid-summer. So if you want to have a crop next year, it's time to think about planting. A year's supply of garlic hanging in your garage hints at many great meals to come, but by the time you reach that milestone the rewards have already been flowing for months. Celtic Heart Knot.