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“If you live in an apartment block or, have a tiny garden and would love to start your own herb garden, we have good news for you:  don’t allow either of these factors to deter you. You really can create your own herb garden indoors – all you need is a sunny balcony or, an unused space on your naturally-lit kitchen counter. Creating your very own...

Question: I’ve heard conflicting information about fall-winter garden clean up. Some advice says clean up and cut back perennials. Other sources say to leave seed heads and leaves, etc., for wildlife habitat. Which advice is better? Answer: If you love nature, then I say leave the garden with her leaves, berries, pods and seeds for the birds, bees, bugs, snakes...

The pumpkins smashed Saturday morning had nothing to do with vandalism or kids letting off a little steam. If anything, those who participated were doing a good deed. “This is the first time we’ve done this, although there have been other pumpkin recycling efforts in the area,” said Sue Omanson, the Naperville Park District’s community development...

“If I were to plot my journey as a gardener, it would start with a basil plant from Tesco. I kept it on the windowsill of my university hall bedroom (it could have easily become an ashtray if left in the kitchen) and, when I came home in those cerulean-hued nights of summer term, its sweet heady scent would hit me like a forgotten essay deadline. That was...

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Bruce Morgan is into making his chickens do the work around the house using a series of wire tunnels. ...

“Using this year’s pumpkin shortage in the UK as an opportunity to promote their bizarre turnip carving ways, English Heritage, an organization dedicated to preserving English history, has suggested people in their native country try reviving the original Halloween tradition of carving root vegetables. According to the Independent, turnips were the OG pumpkins,...

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“Organic gardeners do their best when it comes to using non-harmful pesticides and chemical fertilizers. So, in order to keep your plants in the best possible shape, yet completely naturally, you need some tips and tricks, so today we are going to show you some. These natural remedies may seem strange to you at first, but, trust me, you won’t change them...

“Ikea is known for its low-cost furniture that comes packed in cardboard boxes, but now it’s experimenting with something entirely different: Cutting-edge indoor farming. At the London Design Festival in September, Space10 — Ikea’s “future-living” design lab — debuted its concept for a salad bar prototype whose ingredients are grown using an...

Just in time for spring planting is this cool infographic on veggie gardening from my friends at The Spigot. We gardeners are visual people, so I always love graphics like this one. Remember to check with your local County Extension Office for a more specific list of what to plant and when for your area! ...

“Most of us aren’t relying completely on what we plant and preserve ourselves, we’re still supplementing with the grocery store. But what if you did have to survive on what you’d planted and put up. How much money would it free up for you and your family?” Listen to this post and all our episodes of the Pioneering Today Podcast Podcast: Play...

“Leaf mold is incredibly useful in the garden, with uses ranging from improving soil, to suppressing weeds, to helping make up the perfect potting soil mix. Leaves from most deciduous trees and shrubs can be used for making leaf mold, but avoid leaves from trees such as walnut, eucalyptus, camphor laurel and cherry laurel, which contain chemicals that inhibit...

“We need GMOs to feed the world like a fish needs dry land. A controversial farmer in California is proving that a veritable bumper crop can be had using new farming methods that don’t require GMO pesticides, herbicides, or even weeding, and require 10 times less water than the average farm. The best part – he earned $100K per acre last season without...

Chip Drop is a web service that helps homeowners and gardeners get free wood chip mulch from local tree companies who work in the area. It’s been operating since 2014 and has facilitated +22,000 deliveries of wood chips to 25 cities across the US and Canada. It was founded by Bryan Kappa in Portland, OR, and is rapidly expanding to serve most major metropolitan...

“This week on Gardening Australia I turned an old acrylic bathtub into a worm farm building the frame out of an old timber futon base. It’s an example of upcycling that I see in community gardens and backyards everywhere around the country.”   ...

A short film about Wairarapa Eco Farm CSA, now with captions. Be sure to check out http://happenfilms.com for more free documentaries ...

This is an introduction to the vertical garden wall project we are building at Headwaters Farm. Headwaters Farm is a community farm and education centre located about an hour from Toronto in the rolling hills of Northumberland Country overlooking Lake Ontario. ...

Our bees are in trouble. Global bee populations have been falling for quite a while now at an alarming rate. And this is much more serious than just a lack of honey – bees pollinate a huge amount of our plants, fruit and vegetables. If they disappeared completely, it’s safe to say that our everyday lives would be dramatically affected. Story via  Sun Leisure  ...