The bumblebee is the gardener's friend because it is a great pollinator. Bumblebees are bigger than the common honeybee, and more round and “furry”. Like the honeybee, bumblebees feed on nectar and pollen, so planting a variety of flowers and flowering trees and shrubs for honeybees helps their giant cousins, too. We'll share some information on why bumblebees are so important, their life-cycle, and how to attract them to your yard and garden. [Read more…] about Bumblebee – Super Charged Pollinator for Your Yard and Garden
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 vegetable gardens in front yards, backyards, patios and anywhere else they have a little space – even kitchen counters. Through creative gardening techniques, people are growing enough food in a small vegetable garden to sustain their families, producing high yields in small spaces. Some even have enough left over to sell and generate an income on less than 1/10 of an acre.
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 garden ideas for small spaces to help you grow more food in a smaller footprint. [Read more…] about Small Garden Ideas – 10 Tips to Grow More Food in Less Space