Gardening secrets for urban homes

There’s this unsaid passion for gardening that exists in many people. They just love to have their own flower pots decorating their homes. For them gardening is more like a recreational activity. Sometimes gardening is more than just a passion. It is a way to grow something healthy that you can have for your dinner. But urban homes are different. Some of them just don’t have any backyard to pursue gardening. If you are passionate and, you find no space, you get disappointed.

But there’s nothing to get disappointed about! We have for you a few interesting gardening secrets especially for urban homes. So, what if there is no yard. You can still pursue gardening while having pots arranged beautifully on the window sill or on your kitchen window. The passion is important and there’s a way out. Let’s get you started on some basic urban gardening tips and tricks that can help you fulfil your passion given any season and any place.

HOW TO LIVE IN A GREEN HOME?

You just need some basic pots, should know what you want to grow and rest is all about. Let’s share some secrets with you that can help you approach gardening while residing in urban homes. You can always have your home grown organic variety in your urban home.

Gardening secrets for urban homes | ecogreenloveSo, here are a few urban gardening tips and tricks for you:
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Shelf Life of Fruits & Vegetables

Plan Meals and Grocery Trips Using this Time Table

by Stepfanie Romine, Staff Writer on SparkPeople

In addition to storing your fruits and veggies properly, it’s good to know approximately how long the fresh stuff will last. Plan your trip to the grocery or farmer’s market accordingly so that your foods are at the peak of freshness when you plan to prepare them, and you’re not throwing away food that’s gone bad before you get a chance to use it.

So, how long will it last? 
Once you’ve brought it home and stored it properly, you can prioritize your produce. First, eat the things that will spoil quickly, such as lettuce and berries. Save the longer-lasting foods (like eggplant and oranges) for later in the week.

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5 Ways to be a Better Gardener

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I stopped making New Year’s resolutions years ago, well, at least typical resolutions. I found that I never kept them and was continually disappointed in myself. However, I did find that when it came to my garden, I always seem to get inspired with the New Year by the arrival of all those gardening catalogs in my mail box and couldn’t wait to get back in the garden. So, I started to make gardening resolutions, and I find that they are much easier to keep. Here are a few to get you started.

Resolve to finally start a garden or learn to garden. I spent years resisting the urge to garden because I really believed I had a brown thumb. But, I never took the time to learn what it takes to grow a garden. What I discovered is that there are so many easy ways to improve your gardening success if you just take the time to learn them. Take a class, read a book, subscribe to a gardening magazine, or ask your friends that already garden. If you already garden, make a commitment to learn more, there is always something to learn.

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