Posted on Apr 16 2014 - 10:49am by UOG
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Posted on Apr 15 2014 - 2:27pm by UOG
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Here, Curt Ellis, gardens in his “Truck Farm” in Brooklyn. Pretty sweet ride! http://www.truckfarm.org/ Watch the video here: ...

Anybody need a hand with gardening today? A fun way to show off your old gardening gloves! Hang them from a line, & grow some lettuce or herbs inside of them. Cut a small hole in the ends of the fingers to allow good drainage. ...

Source: http://www.insockmonkeyslippers.com/crunchy-baked-asparagus-fries-with-lemon-herb-sriracha-dip Crunchy Baked Asparagus Fries with Lemon Herb Sriracha Dip 1 bunch of asparagus 1 cup panko bread crumbs 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 eggs 2 tablespoons water 1/2 cup all-purpose flour Lemon herb sriracha dip 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 cup plain yogurt 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped 1 tablespoon...

Check out this incredibly brilliant design using only cinder blocks.  Simple, effective, and practical.   What more could you ask for? ...

Posted on Apr 13 2014 - 10:13pm by UOG
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This is by far the easiest chart to understand.  All the information you need to know to successfully start seeds is right here.  Click the image to enlarge. ...

Posted on Apr 11 2014 - 8:27am by UOG
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Wondering what herbs to plant in your herb garden this year? Here are the TOP 10 HEALING HERBS you can grow yourself at home! ...

“The urban farm unit by damien chivialle is composed of a shipping container with a greenhouse built on its open roof – kaaitheater, brussels edition.” Source: http://www.designboom.com/ ...

Easily repel mosquitoes just by growing these plants!  These can all be planted in your container gardens.  Just put the containers wherever you site outdoors and you’ll be mosquito-free!  Good luck. ...

“A raised garden bed extends the planting season, offers versatility to the gardener and helps protect your knees by bringing plants up from a level position on the ground. Also known as garden boxes, raised garden beds are ideal for growing flowers and vegetables virtually anywhere. Knowing how to build them, how to use them and how to maximize the rewards you get from them is critical. Luckily,...

Companion Planting Chart by Afristar ...

10 vegetables that you can grow in the shade by Urb Apothecary ...

Source: Fix.com Luckily for all you green-thumb wannabees, gardening isn’t a passing fad. In fact, the act and art of growing flowers, vegetables, and herbs is only gaining in popularity. According to Greenhouse Magazine, nearly half of all people gardened in a year, while the Garden Writers Association found that edible gardening increased over 11 percent in 2013. For budget-smart gardeners like...

Spring is here… getting lots of messages about starting your first container garden. You are excited and nervous. And for good reason. You’ve lots to do in the next couple months! Why your garden will fail The 3 reasons your garden will fail this year. 1. You want to grow a farmers market in your small space. You want to grow tomatoes, eggplants, cucumbers, peppers, kale, onions, garlic,...

Posted on Mar 5 2014 - 1:12pm by UOG
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This is the absolute minimum amount of information you need to know about growing your own organic food. This post is brought to you by SeedsNow.com   Think about the vegetables and herbs you enjoy eating. Make a list of those you enjoy most, and think about which are hardest to find or most expensive to buy in stores – those are the ones you’ll want to grow. Winter squash, tomatoes and...

A Practical Solution to Attracting Beneficial Insects Grow something that will serve two purposes. One for you to eat and one to attract the beneficial insects. This isn’t a post of every single plant that will attract every single insect. Those aren’t useful. It’s a post that will attract two beneficial insects that will help out most urban gardeners – ladybugs and lacewings. Both...

  Mario Brothers Radish Head is brought to you by http://www.annathered.com 6 Steps: Step 1. Put a knife in the middle of a radish, and make a small incision.   Step 2. Hold the radish, and spin the radish VERY SLOWLY, and cut all the way around the radish. Step 3. Make four incisions on the bottom side of mushroom like in the pictures. *Don’t cut past the half line! Step 4....

A post on Organic Connections Magazine called People Don’t Want to Be a GMO Experiment got us thinking about a few things. Why we should be concerned about GMOs Most people assume that GMOs are safe because they are so widely available, which is not true. GMOs have never been proven to be safe and no they aren’t feeding the world. It was some time in the late 1980s/early 1990s when they were...

“Companion planting is one of the best techniques to grow a better garden and naturally repel pests. Some plants thrive next to certain other plants, while being completely incompatible with others (much like humans!). This infographic tells you at a glance the combinations that work best. It highlights, for example, how thyme can be paired with just about any of the other plants in the list...

Summer is gone and September is upon us. You think you missed your chance to start your garden and will start it next year… …That’s just a lame excuse though. You’ve made dozens of excuses why you can’t start. I’m sick of them and you should be too. It’s not too late to start your garden! That’s true for most of you in the United States. Yes, your options...