The warmer conditions inside a hoophouse can bring new challenges we do not face outdoors. One of these for us has been root knot nematodes. Here I describe various organic sustainable approaches we have considered.
Basil entices all who get near her rich green leaves and bold aromatic scent. The leafy herb comes from the mint family and delivers wonderful flavor to so many foods and drinks. Best of all, you can grow organic basil in a pot, and enjoy your own fragrant and abundant yield year-round.
Aquaponics is a revolutionary and alternative way of growing food that maintains both plants and fish in one integrated system — and with no need for soil. These aquaponic basics for a home garden system outlines equipment needs and considerations for choosing plants, a tank and grow media.
The cool seasons have arrived, bringing with them new gardening opportunities. This year, try something different by growing a leafy heirloom garden!
Luffas are fun, rewarding and a great conversation starter. Learn how to grow your own shower or kitchen sponge!
The Convergence was a great event for networking, having fun and sharing what we are learning and doing, both urban and rural, to creating more green and resilient homes, neighborhoods, economy and culture.
In this episode, Charlotte interviews a soil building dream team! Enjoy this lively conversation about soil featuring Jessi Bloom, Patricia Foreman, and Tradd Cotter. The come to this episode from different angles, but similar goals.
Some edible landscaping plants can be too successful, leading to problems with unsightly wasted fruit, crowding in the garden, and wildlife incursions. This post describes some of the worst offenders and suggests less invasive alternatives.
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