Gardening

A New Greenhouse Design for Growing Vegetables in Dry Areas

I learned about this new development in dryland vegetable farming. It’s a greenhouse that is being developed in Ethiopia. The system is sort of a combination of condensation collection and greenhouse all in one. One of the challenges in drylands and desert, which is an increasing one for all of us in most places...

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What is companion planting?

Companion planting is planting two different types of plants together, so that they benefit from each other. One recent example paired alyssum, a flower, with lettuce. Traditionally-grown lettuce prices shot up in 2014 because many of them were overcome by aphids, tiny insect predators that can easily take over and destroy many crops. But...

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Gardening Update on Back to Eden Method of Mulching

A little over a year ago, I posted about a video I had seen, The Garden of Eden, and that I was trying to use the method recommended, which was to get a truckload of wood chips and leaves to use for mulch. You can read the post here. I want to give you...

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Trying out the Back to Eden Gardening Method

Trying out the Back to Eden Gardening Method

So I’ve decided I have nothing to lose by trying the gardening method in the film Back to Eden. See this post for more information on the Back to Eden farming method. In short, a thick layer of wood chip and leaf mulch is added over a layer of compost over your garden area....

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A New Old Method of Gardening

A New Old Method of Gardening

. I just watched a movie called Back to Eden, which shows an easy, organic, almost too good to be true method of gardening based on the way Nature does things. It’s the kind of thing where you go, Duh…why didn’t I think of that? Simply put, you heavily mulch your garden with wood...

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How to Grow Lemongrass

How to Grow Lemongrass

I wrote a guest blog post on author and gardener Cherie Foster Colburn’s blog. Consider growing lemongrass if you want something that is very low maintenance, grows fast, and works to flavor food and beverages. Plus you can start plants from the stuff you buy at the grocery store. Read the blog post to...

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Grilled Green Beans

Grilled Green Beans

One of the best (and luckiest) things I did in Austin for this year’s annual Herb Society of America’s annual educational conference was to order the grilled beans at Condessa Restaurant. It’s an upscale Mexican restaurant, just across the bridge from the hotel where the conference was held. It was slamming busy, but the...

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How to Protect Your Fruit From Birds

How to Protect Your Fruit From Birds

We have a mango tree in our front yard that is small enough that we can pick the fruit fairly easily. The problem is that the birds always get to them before we do. That wouldn’t be so bad (I don’t mind sharing,) except that they eat the fruit a day or two before...

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Rundown of the 2012 Herb Society of America Educational Conference

Rundown of the 2012 Herb Society of America Educational Conference

I just got back from the 2012 HSA (Herb Society of America) Educational Conference. This year it was in Austin, Texas. I was excited to taste the food with herbs AND the food in vegan-friendly Austin. Here is a quick report on what happened during my time there. I took a pre-conference tour to...

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Free Gardening Containers That Help Save the Planet

Free Gardening Containers That Help Save the Planet

(Read about more free, almost free, or cheap garden ideas and tips in this post I wrote at http://kgi.org/blog/alina/how-start-your-own-garden-almost-free.) Want containers for gardening but don’t want to spend a lot of money buying them? What if you could get large, tall, ceramic planters for your garden, absolutely free? You can! Consider using discarded toilet...

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Vegan Ice Cream Cookbook

Greens Reusable Fabric Tote

Fun Animal Poems, Facts, and Activities for Kids

Learn about Hawaii while you draw

A Gratefulness Journal with Prompts

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