With new growth and new flowers, there are many plants that can be used to create beautiful spring containers. Some of the best plants for pots and spring pots are the bulbs of spring flowers, such as daffodils, hyacinths and tulips. Container gardening is the perfect way to say hello to spring and goodbye to winter. At a time when the soil is still too cold to grow anything, soil potted in pots above the ground can absorb enough sun for growing plants. There are a number of plants that thrive in the cold temples of early spring, many even tolerating light frost or light snowfall. With potted plants, it’s easy to throw a protective cover on nights when stronger ice is possible. Here are a few ideas on which flowers to grow for your spring containers.Continue reading “Ideas to Grow Flowers for Spring Containers”
Gardening doesn’t always have to involve a backyard. Before you feel like throwing your love of gardening aside for a different hobby, check out the best edible plants you can grow in your kitchen. They don’t require much experience or space, so they’re great options for indoor gardeners.
See if any of these year-round plants interest you. They’ll save you a trip to the grocery store and result in organic food for every meal.Continue reading “The Best Edible Plants you can Grow in your Kitchen”
Vertical farms can potentially achieve higher yields for the surface area dedicated to production by controlling the light, temperature, humidity, water and nutrients the plants receive. They also reduce “food miles,” the distance food items travel from the point of production to the table, and can reduce CO2 emission from transport while delivering fresher and better tasting products.Continue reading “Optimizing Vertical Farming [Visual]”
It’s easy to adopt sustainable habits that naturally lend themselves to your current living situation. If you live in the country, you can have a garden. If you’re in the city, you can bike to work. If you live alone, you can keep the thermostat at a brisk 60 degrees.
However, if you want to truly live sustainably, it’s important to look beyond your current dwelling. After all, you never know what the future may hold. You may find yourself sharing living space or moving from an urban to a rural area or vice versa. Here are several ways that you can establish sustainable habits regardless of your current living scenario.Continue reading “Building Sustainable Habits regardless of your living situation”
Whether you are an avid gardener or not, a fragrant herb garden is a great addition to any home as it’s easy to tend to and offers so many benefits. A fragrant herb garden is made up of herbs that give off a light scent that makes it the perfect place to unwind after a long day and uplift your spirits with the refreshing scents they provide.
Fragrant herbs are valued for their aromatic properties, but offer multi-sensory pleasures and a variety of uses including culinary, medicinal and even spiritual. There is a huge assortment from which to choose, each with their own unique scent and benefits.
Whether you want to take up a new hobby, save money on recipes or just have an aromatic atmosphere in your home, setting up a fragrant herb garden is great for just about anyone! Check out some of these popular fragrant herbs and how to care for them so they’ll thrive indoors this winter!Continue reading “How to Make your own Fragrant Herb Garden [Visual]”