Gardening / Guides

Lasagna Gardening - How to Build an Easy Vegetable Garden
Food production

Lasagna gardening - the easiest vegetable garden at home?

...gardening gives quick results - prepare a bed in the early spring and have fresh vegetables all summer Secondly, the cons of lasagna gardening: The carbon sources in Lasagna gardening can be controversial - recyclable paper and cardboard might not be the best choices Poor execution in Lasagna gardens can slow...

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

Lasagna Gardening: the pros & cons of a lasagna garden

...Gardening; the ‘pros’ Opinions are subjective regarding the pros of lasagna gardening , and what one person may find as a labor-saving gardening trick may be viewed as ‘being lazy’ by someone else. If you’re of the opinion that easy is better as far as gardening is concerned – then a lasagna garden may be the perfect...

Why you should Never put Coffee Grounds In the Garden
Exteriors - Eco-Friendly Alternatives

Why to NEVER put coffee grounds on plants or the garden...

...gardening, conflicting information begins to arise. You will find that coffee grounds are too acidic, then you will find that coffee grounds aren’t acidic at all. Coffee is terrible for your compost, but coffee is also excellent for your compost. Having fun yet? What coffee grounds really do for gardens and soil Af...

Tips for Urban Gardening and Gardening in Small Spaces
Food production

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

...Gardening products Online with delivery to the door, try here . 3.) Raised beds and square foot gardening: If your gardening space is big enough for raised beds , they can be a great way to maximize space and effort. Not only can raised beds accommodate more plants per square foot, but gardening in a raised bed gre...

Growing Food Indoors, Vegetables for Homes & Apartments
Food production

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

...gardening at home to produce food crops! As with any hobby, starting small and making a success of it encourages the whole family to get off the couch and their screens and into the garden. One of the easiest ways to make a succesful vegetable garden at home is by doing something called lasagna gardening , but what hap...

Edible Perennials

A guide to growing edible perennials.

...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 plants and ground cover. Plants that e...

Keyhole Garden

The Keyhole Garden: An Introduction

...gardening and raised bed gardens. They also create a healthy, rich soil that delivers maximum nutrients to your plants. The efficiency of the keyhole garden is also supported by their natural resistance to drought, as moisture is delivered alongside nutrients as the organic matter layered into the bed breaks down. Al...

Natural swimming pool design DIY (NSP) for eco homes
Natural swimming pools and ponds

Natural pools and natural swimming pools

...gardening than the chemistry you would be performing with a conventional pool. Different ponds will require different levels of maintenance; what they all have in common in this northern climate is the need to prepare for winter. Do the following towards the end of the season while the leaves are still on the trees: ...

Greenhouse Construction for Cold Climates
Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums

How to build a greenhouse in a cold climate

...gardening. The other greenhouse and the fields do not have an automated irrigation system. Safrenière des Cantons cold climate Greenhouse © Laurent Teasdale Level of satisfaction: "We love it, because for us it's like an extension of the house since we used to prepare our seedlings in our small attached solar...

ProductiveHouse in Montreal
Choosing where to live

Green living in the city

...gardening, greening our streets, promoting alternatives to pesticides etc. Check local bulletin boards and community centres for groups in your area, and watch our events page for workshops on everything from rainwater harvesting and urban farming to installing renewable energy sources. 3. Eat local and get started...

Shaded vegetable garden success
Food production

Growing vegetables in the shade

...Gardening products Online with delivery to the door, try here . Vegetables that will tolerate partial shade: Peas and beans: I have successfully grown both of these in as little as 5 hours of sun per day. Consider growing bush variety beans in partial shade conditions as they seem to need less sun than their viney ...