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Plant an Aromatic Garden [Infographic]

Plant an Aromatic Garden [Infographic] | ecogreenlove

“Essential oils are not actually oils. They are the highly concentrated plant constituents made by distilling large quantities of whole plants with water, steam, solvents, or mechanical methods. People have used these oils for thousands of years. Recently they have boomed into a $24 billion industry.

Despite their many healing powers, the everyday use of essential oils has some downsides. First, the manufacturing of essential oils raises significant sustainability concerns: It takes large amounts of plant material to distill the oils. In some cases, thousands of pounds of plants are used to produce a very small amount of oil. Most plants for essential oils are eitherover-harvested from the wild or grown overseas in large monocrop farms. They are sometimes ripped entirely out of the ground for distillation.”

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Thanksgiving Herbs [Infographic]

Thanksgiving Herbs [Infographic] | ecogreenlove

This post is not much about Gardening, but more about Food, but may be of your interest since you can grow your own herbs to cook on Thanksgiving (maybe for next year?) besides that are easy to grow, don’t occupy too much space and you can regrow them!

“Memories are deeply tied to scents and this holiday has distinct aromas that often come from combinations of certain Thanksgiving herbs. So, get to know ‘em! Learn where these herbs come from and get tips on how to use more of them in your own cooking.”

Grow your own 🌱, Eat Good and Feel Good! 🍏
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Which Indoor Plant is right for your Home? [Infographic]

Which Indoor Plant is right for your Home? [Infographic] | ecogreenlove

Which Indoor Plant is right for your Home? [Infographic] | ecogreenlove

Published by Made.com

Houseplants are a huge interiors trend right now. But never mind how great they look, there is also a slew of benefits to bringing greenery indoors. They purify the air, help boost healing and can even improve concentration and productivity.

There’s a science to getting it right, and lighting, temperature as well as your green-fingered skills all play a part in which plants you should use to decorate with. Indoor plants are a great addition to any house. But, there are simply too many choices out there. Make choosing easier with the help of this great infographic.

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How to dry fresh herbs [Illustrations]

How to dry fresh herbs [Illustrations]

How to dry fresh herbs [Illustrations] | ecogreenlove

Originally published by , illustrated by Alessandra Olanow on westelm.com

Herbs add life to you windowsill and flavor to your cooking. But most varieties also grow way too fast for you to use them all. See how easy it is to dry fresh herbs and make the most of your indoor garden.

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[VIDEO] Experiments in small space gardening in Mexico City

[VIDEO] Experiments in small space gardening in Mexico City

In the ruins of an old storage building, young urban farmers in Mexico City’s Roma District are experimenting with how to grow efficiently, and easily, in a small space. They share their experiments in square foot gardening, DIY vertical gardens, permaculture, herb spirals, hydroponics, rainwater catchment, and vermicomposting.

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