20+ Vertical Vegetable Garden Ideas

Vertical gardens can be an alternative to insufficient space in your yard. Spring is fast approaching, so soon you can start to prepare your garden to cultivate vegetables and herbs. But if you want to have a wide variety of vegetables you will need to find a way to cultivate …

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Hospital Constructs Biggest Organic Rooftop Farm In Boston

n an effort to make healthcare more holistic, hospitals are now sprouting up farms and gardens on hospital grounds. Health Care Without Harm’s Healthy Food in Health Care, a program focused on helping hospitals offer their patients healthy foods, is helping make this practice take root across the country. The director …

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The 9 Best Air-Cleaning Houseplants, According to NASA

During the energy crunch of the late 1970s, Americans started building air-tight, super-insulated buildings. These energy-efficient buildings significantly reduced electric and gas bills, but came along with a new set of problems. The lack of fresh-air flow, combined with off-gassing from synthetic building materials and furniture, created a new health …

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Grow Carrots in Containers

Most gardeners have had trouble getting a good carrot crop. Carrots are somewhat finicky plants and require specific conditions to grow well. Although soil is most important for every plant, it’s doubly so for carrots. This is why they actually grow better and more plentiful in containers in a controlled …

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Popular Flowers? U.S. Gardeners’ Top 5

Popular Flowers: #5 – Iris There are so many to choose from, and I love them all. There are irises for sun or shade and boggy soils, so there’s something for everyone. Iris variegata has green and white striped leaves, prefers a shaded area, and will tolerate wet feet. For …

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What You Need to Know About Crop Rotation

For many people, the picture that comes to mind when they hear crop rotation is of a large farm with acres to spare, rotating huge groups of crops from one location to the next. However, crop rotation isn’t only for large-scale gardens and farms. The average home gardener can really …

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Save Your plastic Bottles, You’re Gonna Need Them For Your Garden

As consumers, many of us are constantly looking for ways to reduce our environmental “footprint” — recycling, reusing, repurposing — in an effort to help better the environment. There is also an upward trend in homeowners planting their own garden to reduce environmental impacts from chemical applications and minimize chemical …

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