Tag: gardening

No Dig Abundance A beautiful vegetable garden created organically by Charles Dowding, with no digging involved. The process is deceptively simple. Apply manure to the desired garden plot, cover it with plastic film, let it sit for a year, and voilá, you’ve got a rich organic garden. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

28 Fruits And Vegetables That You Had No Idea Grew Like That I knew about the brussels sprouts, the asparagus, the leeks, celery, beets, cantaloupes, broccoli florets, & arugula because I’ve grown them. I knew about peanuts & blueberries because I’ve seen them growing. And I knew about lemons because of the Trini Lopez song, [...]

Ron Finley: A guerilla gardener in South Central LA. Ron grew a vegetable garden on an LA parkway, got in trouble for it, and got the ordinance changed. He is creating organic gardens all over the place and in the process creating his own reality. An inspiring TEDtalk. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Everything you need to know about keyhole gardens. What? I’d never heard of them either. This site shows oodles of photos of keyhole gardens. Diagrams (and more photos) show how to make them. I think I’ll try it! TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Feng Shui Japanese gardens. Lovely photos. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Secret flower planter threatened with arrest if he doesn’t stop planting flowers. You’d think that a person who has planted flowers in public places on 4 continents would be admired,  lauded, awarded Something by Somebody. Not in Washington where Henry Docter has been planting and tending flowers, illegally, at the Dupont Circle Metro station. I’m [...]

I remember when the USSR was going strong that their collective farms were producing only a small percentage of food and the vast majority of their food came from small organic farmers. Guess what? Once again, the Russians are proving that small-scale organic gardening can feed the world. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

The Elec-Trak, an electric garden tractor built by GE in the 1970’s, is now a popular item among enthusiasts who want to drop the gas can and plug in the juice. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Here’s where you can learn about 15 foods that can be regrown from scraps. Includes, potatoes, onions, sweet potatoes, and a dozen more. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Another swell use for those metal shipping containers—make ‘em into urban greenhouses. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious