Growing vegetables / Guides

Shaded vegetable garden
Food production

Growing vegetables in the shade

...vegetables will actually appreciate a little respite from the sun during the hottest months of the growing season. As a general guideline, plants that are gro...

Tips for Urban Gardening and Gardening in Small Spaces
Food production

Grow food at home: 7 tips for growing food in small spaces

...vegetables if you have little to no space with full sun exposure, but many vegetables will tolerate partial shade, and a few could even be considered 'shade veg...

Edible Perennials

A guide to growing edible perennials.

...growing plants and ground cover. Plants that enjoy similar conditions and/or have a symbiotic relationship with one another are often arranged near one another ...

Greenhouse Construction for Cold Climates
Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums

How to build a greenhouse in a cold climate

...Growing Fruits and vegetables all year round in Canada or the colder parts of North America would be wonderful but, sadly, our climate limits us to a few growin...

The Elegant Farm hydroponic bottle garden

Hydroponic bottle gardener launches kickstarter campaign

...growing Sprouting your own seeds is virtually free To help make this a reality or simply get your hands on one, check out Elegant Farm and start gro...

Indoor hydroponic vegetable garden
Food production

Growing food indoors

...growing a plethora of veggies at home with little more than a south-facing window has never been easier As we here at Ecohome know all too well, the 100-mil...

Urban farming

Landscaping, outdooring & urban farming

...growing vegetables. The best thing for your plants is rainwater, as ground water will usually contain minerals that over time will build up in soil and reduce i...

Alex and Jerelyn Wilson's Vermont farm
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Creating a farm and building a resilient lifestyle

...growing world population means more and more people want a piece of that shrinking pie. To be able to offer your family a safe, warm home and enough to eat wi...

Water efficient bathroom fixtures
Plumbing and water heaters

Plumbing & water

...growing vegetables, you will likely need to supplement your rain water supply with well water, so be sure that your outdoor hose is hooked up before going throu...

Solariums in cold climates won't heat homes unless carefully designed and built
Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums

Solariums in cold climates won't heat your home

...growing vegetables and even fruit. Strictly speaking, a solarium is not a greenhouse, but can be used as such. The typical solarium is usually a glazed space ...

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

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

...growing, drought-tolerant stonecrop succulents or lantana for the backyard, or even the front. They require moderate watering with a sprinkler or watering nozzl...