Category Archives for "Gardening"

Growing Huge Amounts of Food on 1/2 an Acre – Urban Abundance…

In the small town of Oxford in North Canterbury, New Zealand, Kane and Fiona Hogan have transformed their urban 1/2-acre property into abundant veggie gardens. Their business Urban Gardener aims to build resilience and food security in their local community. As Kane states, he sees his urban farm and it’s outreach into the community as being […]

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How To Grow 25 Pounds Of Sweet Potatoes In A Bucket…

Sweet potatoes are becoming a popular food, so it’s about time I talk about how you can grow this plant yourself in a bucket. This article will give you every detail you need to get started growing your own sweet potatoes in 20 gallon buckets – from buying your first seed potato all the way […]

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How To Braid Garlic In 4 Easy Steps…

A garlic braid is a tidy way to store your garlic. However, there are more benefits to braiding garlic than just its appearance. There’s also the convenience in being able to grab a clove or two whenever you need it and garlic that stays fresher longer because of improved air circulation. Want to learn to […]

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Insights From An Urban Farmer – What Makes A Crop Profitable?

Musician turned urban farmer, Curtis Stone the owner/operator of Green City Acres, runs an urban farm based out of Kelowna, BC. Green City Acres farms under an acre of land spread out amongst seven different urban plots to grow vegetables for various direct consumer markets throughout Kelowna. Even though his total land area is located […]

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A DIY Raised Garden Planter Stand…

This is a solution I came up with for planting a garden above my septic system leach field. I didn’t want to plant directly on the field, or even create a raised bed. I had access to 55 gallon juice drums and thought I would make use of 3 of them. The stand features the […]

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How To Grow Potatoes In Planter Bags Or Sacks…

If you’re short on space in the garden, or just want a cleaner way to grow (and easier way to harvest) potatoes, then you could consider growing them in potato bags or sacks. Doing so makes it possible to grow them literally anywhere you have some available above ground space. Recycled coffee sacks provide a natural […]

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Broken Pots Upcycled Into Brilliant DIY Fairy Gardens…

You’ve accidentally broken a pot in your garden. Don’t rush to throw it in the garbage, instead use it to create interesting garden arrangements. Imagination and creativity have no limits. You can create wonderful things with just a little effort. The newest trend in gardening has gardeners making different sorts of creative arrangements and fairy […]

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Growing Nutrient Dense Microgreens At Home In Just 7 Days…

A microgreen is a tiny vegetable green that is used both as a visual and flavor component or ingredient primarily in fine dining restaurants. Fine dining chefs use microgreens to enhance the beauty, taste and freshness of their dishes with their delicate textures and distinctive flavors. Smaller than “baby greens,” and harvested later than “sprouts,” […]

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