Edible plants / Guides

Edible Perennials
Landscaping

A guide to growing edible perennials.

...edible landscape design and forest gardening, taking in the general concepts of Permaculture can help tremendously. An edible forest can feature a number of natural layers. Fruit and nut bearing trees can create a canopy, dwarf trees shrubs and vines can create a natural under layer and be followed by low growing pla...

Urban farming
Landscaping

Urban Farming turns beautiful gardens into a grocery store!

...Plants survived long before humans were around to water them, so we aren't talking about reinventing the wheel here , but rather a sensible choice of plants and basic water management. Native species of plants in a given region have adapted to their own climate and can usually survive the weather that comes their way. ...

Shaded vegetable garden success
Food production

Growing vegetables in the shade

...plants that are grown for their leaves or stems will do better in partial shade and dappled sunlight. Plants that are grown for their roots or their fruit will do best with full sun exposure, though many of these plants will still produce in partial sun, just with a smaller yield. Below you'll find a list of both. Th...

Growing Food Indoors, Vegetables for Homes & Apartments
Food production

Food & Greens can be grown easily indoors - here's how!

...plants are best for growing microgreens? A windowsill microgreen garden can be started with leafy vegetable plants, salad greens, herbs . You can either do a mono-crop with one type, or mix it up a bit. Some of the easier plants to grow are lettuce, kale, radishes, beets, broccoli, or even some edible flowers like su...

“The perfect lawn” comes with a very heavy environmental cost!
Landscaping

Which are the best bee-friendly & Eco-friendly alternatives to grass lawns in backyards?

...edible. You gotta love Edible Landscaping! Thyme is also quite tolerant of salt, so it is ideal along the edge of roads, walkways and laneways. Corsican Mint is a low maintenance alternative ground cover plant Alternative Groundcover plants Corsican Mint This fragrant flowering garden herb smells grea...

Tips for Urban Gardening and Gardening in Small Spaces
Food production

Grow food at home: 8 great tips for growing food in small spaces

...Plants, Tools & Gardening products Online with delivery to the door, try here . Strawberry plants in a half oak wine barrel - ideal for a smaller space While it's true that many plants will demand a minimum of 6 hours of direct sun per day there are several 'shade vegetables' that will tolerate or thrive in par...

Suburb of Toronto
Choosing where to live

Living a greener lifestyle in the suburbs

...plants that are attractive as well as edible, so decorate your yard with Kale, spinach and strawberries or whatever suits your taste.

Dog strangling vine invasive species
Landscaping

Avoiding invasive species when landscaping

...plants minimize water demand and reduce the production of chemical fertilisers. To find native plants by region and category you can google ‘indigenous plants’ and your region, but we have also found this native plant database to be an excellent resource that is broken down by province as well as types of plants.

The Pros & Cons of Lasagna Gardening for Growing Food
Food production

Lasagna Gardening: the pros & cons of a lasagna garden

...plants The next advantage of lasagna gardening is that little maintenance is required . Our favorite of the lasagna garden advantages is how simple they are. While it could be considered doing things the lazy way by the seasoned gardener, there is something to be said for simply enjoying more garden time rather tha...

Prefab LEED Passive House Kit Homes the Future of House Building?
Passive House

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of home building?

...Edible plants in built-in planters, like living green walls promote well-being in addition to providing a healthy source of food and visual interest to the interior Chosen Healthy Interior Brands : Gourmet landscape, edible plants Soud'Art, metal railing and railing High-efficiency top-up heating systems Th...

Prefab Passive House & LEED Kit Homes for Sale in Ontario & North Eastern US
Concept and design

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of buying a new home?

...Edible plants in built-in planters, like living green walls promote well-being in addition to providing a healthy source of food and visual interest to the interior Chosen Healthy Interior Brands : Gourmet landscape, edible plants Soud'Art, metal railing and railing High-efficiency top-up heating systems Th...