All of the money saving experts said it was the best way for apartment dwellers to grow food cheaply. Who was I to argue? Learn from my container-gardening mistakes.
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If you’d like to plant a reusable or recycled container or you simply have a flair for the whimsical, container gardening leaves acres of room for creativity.
I love grouping my container plants according to garden themes. There are many themed gardens you can try planting. But a favorite garden theme of mine is the Salsa Garden! First, you need a container sized tomato plant. Then, you need a large container with potting soil mix suitable for vegetables. You’ll want a variety […]
In Backyard Farming on an Acre (More or Less) I talk about using container gardens as a way to garden intensively in small-spaces. But not just any vegetable can be planted in a container and expected to thrive. “Check the mature size of the plant for an idea of whether you can expect it to […]
I have a tiny garden. While I’m rather proud that it contains 57 plant species, mostly edible (yes, I’ve counted), it’s still really small. It’s somewhat shady, too. All of this means that I need to be very creative when I’m gardening, and Chris McLaughlin’s latest book on vertical gardening will help me do just […]
Gardening information is everywhere; from books to online to your next-door neighbor. But many questions are region-specific and you’re unable to find (or are unsatisfied) with the answers you’re gathering on your own. There are places that you can go to in your hometown to get some one-on-one advice. My very favorite resource for consulting […]
Any way that you look at it, herbs are a win-win for the gardener. In the kitchen, they’re indispensable; in the garden they’re beautiful, textural, and attract beneficial insects. Plus, herbs are one of the easiest plant groups to grow. In fact, when a would-be-vegetable-gardener asks me what crop they should grow first, I […]
“A bad workman blames his tools” or so the saying goes. But if you don’t have any tools, who are you going to blame? Seriously, though, I’d be lost without my gardening tools because they save me so much time and pain. Literally! Using the wrong tool or equipment around the garden can really cause […]
A funny guide on how not to kill your plants
Just because you have a shady front porch doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy bright and cheerful blooms! These plants are the ones that I chose, but I’ll also include a few alternatives that might be available at your local store or garden center. For this seasonal container planting you will need the following – Large […]
Have you ever heard of protein poisoning? Me either! Protein poisoning is a condition that is not uncommon in long term survival situations. We’ve been talking about short and long term power outages, but when Survival Spot had vegetable oil high on its list of 100 Things That Disappear First in a National Emergency, I wondered […]
It is important to encourage a child’s sense of awe – and maybe rediscover it ourselves. The magic and wonder can be a great early draw into a love of gardening and science. I’ve found a collection of bloggers who know that and have some of the best ways to teach kids about seeds and the amazing ways they grow.