I love re-purposing materials that would otherwise be going to a landfill or even recycling since it uses more energy than re-purposing. This is a great way to recycle plastic soda and water bottles. The basic idea is to stack the plastic bottles, filled with soil, then cut holes in the sides and plant your veggies, herbs or whatever in them. The watering and drainage system is very clever and efficient, both from the perspective of time spent watering and water wastage. [Read more…] about How To Make A Tower Garden From Plastic Bottles
Potatoes are easy to grow, and usually produce a satisfying harvest. In fact, you might notice that potatoes in your kitchen often start sprouting ‘eyes’ if they have been sitting around for a while. They want to grow!
If you plant your sprouted potatoes out, then harvest them at the end of the season and eat half, save half to plant you have a sustainable crop year after year. [Read more…] about How To Plant and Grow Potatoes
Growing a garden that is full of lovely flowers can be a lot of fun, especially if you don’t mind getting a little bit dirty. Of course you can always opt to buy potted plants, but growing your own is definitely more rewarding. Plants are like pets. You care for them and as they grow and you feel proud for being part of their development. [Read more…] about Things You Must Know When Growing a Flower Garden
Herb gardening is a rewarding pursuit for experienced and novice gardeners alike. Herbal plants are available in all types of colors, textures, and fragrances making them ideal for displaying in the garden. And everyone knows that fresh herbs add deep layers of taste when added to our cooking.
On top of their visual, aromatic, and flavorful attributes, the fact that herbal plants can be grown indoors all year-round is another reason for their widespread popularity among gardeners and cooks. Of course, as with any garden plant, certain care and attention must be taken when selecting herbs as certain types are better adapted to indoor growing, easier to care for, and will yield more bountiful results. [Read more…] about Three Easy To Grow Indoor Garden Herbs
A koi garden pond is the main attraction in any garden, and is a source of great pride for any koi keeper. The brilliantly colorful and effervescent fish provide endless entertainment, while at the same time the pleasant surroundings add a peaceful quality to the atmosphere. It can serve as the perfect background for quiet time, romantic talks, or deep meditation.
A koi garden pond also happens to be a miniature ecosystem, where plant and animal life thrive and complement each other in many ways. For this reason, it is essential that these ponds be properly maintained and preserved. And because this is where the koi will spend the rest of their lives, it is important to keep the pond safe and clean at all times. [Read more…] about How To Maintain Water Quality in Your Koi Garden Pond