This post is for the garlic lovers – or those who aren't sure if they like garlic but do like to use natural and organic practices in their gardens. It turns out that this fragrant bulb is good for more than just cooking, and can be a real helpmate around the yard and garden. So – without further ado – 5 Ways to Use Garlic in the Garden and Yard. [Read more…]
Small gardens have seen big growth in recent years. From rooftop gardens to urban homesteads, people are taking back the control of their food supply by planting gardens. Through creative gardening techniques, people are growing enough food to sustain their families and have enough left over to sell and generate an income on less than 1/10 of an acre, producing high yields in small spaces.
If you are like me, you don’t have the luxury of living on a farm or owning acreage, but that shouldn’t stop you from growing your own food.
Here are ten tips to help you grow more food in less space. [Read more…]
Fruit and vegetable companion planting takes advantage of the natural likes and dislike of plants to create a thriving, more diverse garden ecosystem. I loosely adapt the concepts presented in the book “Great Garden Companions” by Sally Jean Cunningham– the more you research, the more likely you are to find resources that contradict each other. This is not an exact science. Another very commonly referenced companion planting resource is Carrots Love Tomatoes by Louise Riotte, and its companion book for flowers, “Roses Love Garlic“. [Read more…]