Vegetables that grow in the shade / Guides

Shaded vegetable garden success
Food production

Growing vegetables in the shade your reach. Just like the gardeners that grow them, many vegetables will actually appreciate a little respite from the sun during the hottest months of the g...

Urban farming

Urban Farming turns beautiful gardens into a grocery store!

...grow food in small spaces , and can also find out which are the best vegetables to grow in the shade - it simply takes choosing the right varieties and using th...

Growing Food Indoors, Vegetables for Homes & Apartments
Food production

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

...the same as the sprout seeds growing in your window; the difference being that they are seeded in soil rather than harnessing just moisture and light to grow, t...

Tips for Urban Gardening and Gardening in Small Spaces
Food production

Grow food at home: 8 great tips for growing food in small spaces up the straw with the slowly disintegrating straw bales our pumpkin and zuccinis are growing in. Try hanging planters: Strawberries will thrive in hanging...

Keyhole Garden

The Keyhole Garden: An Introduction needed to maintain the garden throughout the growing season. Mix a keyhole garden with vegetables that grow in the shade , and you've a winning combination ...

Greenhouse Construction for Cold Climates
Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums

How to build a greenhouse in a cold climate place apart from the windows and polythene walls which are raised during the day to bring in fresh dry air and to avoid overheating. Growing season: Ther...

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

Lasagna gardening - the easiest vegetable garden at home?

...growing food at home in the Ecohome Green Building Guide pages . Growing Food at Home in Small Spaces - 7 Top Tips Vegetables that Grow Well in the ...

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

Lasagna Gardening: the pros & cons of a lasagna garden on the other hand can include the time spent building and finishing beds, finding safe compostable products, maintaining oxygen levels in the soil and the s...

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

Which are the best bee-friendly & Eco-friendly alternatives to grass lawns in backyards? as they grow. While the upside of perennials is that they reappear year after year, the downside is they do need to be divided periodically to maintain the ...

The village of Baie-Saint-Paul in Charlevoix
Choosing where to live

Moving to the country - living a rural lifestyle

...that lose their leaves in the fall) can be very effective for passive solar design by offering shade in the summer, yet allowing the sun to pass through in wint...

Dog strangling vine invasive species

Avoiding invasive species when landscaping

...ined as plants from other continents, countries or even other regions of Canada. Humans have been introducing foreign plants to new lands since the 17th century...