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 growing season. If you live in an apartment or want to grow food & vegetables inside, also find out how here . As a general guideline, plants that are grown fo...

Tips for Urban Gardening and Gardening in Small Spaces
Food production

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

...the potatoes grow easier leading to a heavier crop. I kept topping up the straw with the slowly disintegrating straw bales our pumpkin and zuccinis are growing in. Try hanging planters: Strawberries will thrive in hanging baskets, even tomatoes will happily grow upside down out of the bottom of a hanging bucket. Our ...

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

Lasagna gardening - the easiest vegetable garden at home?

...into a food producing lasagna garden , learn more about 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 Shade Keyhole Gardens - Growing drought-resistant Vegetables at Home Growing Food Indoors, V...

Keyhole Garden

The Keyhole Garden: An Introduction

...the organic matter layered into the bed breaks down. All of this also amounts to less time being 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 for urban gardens! Here are your basic considerations for buildin...

Urban farming

Urban Farming turns beautiful gardens into a grocery store! those spots. You can 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 the best techniques for success. If all that fails, my mom swears by these . Keep in mind this is just a few ideas to get you thinking, ...

Growing Food Indoors, Vegetables for Homes & Apartments
Food production

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

...the early shoots of the leafy greens or vegetables we normally grow and eat; the difference being that they are harvested before the plant has matured. Some microgreen plants can be the same as the sprout seeds growing in your window; the difference being that they are seeded in soil rather than harnessing just moistur...

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...

...ingular purpose… allelopathy - the ability to inhibit competition from surrounding species by suppressing their growth. How? The caffeine in these plant’s fallen leaves will 'poison’ the soil so that other plants nearby can’t grow. Caffeine is packed into coffee seeds for the very function of suppressing the germin...

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

Which are the best bee-friendly & Eco-friendly alternatives to grass lawns in backyards? at the end of flowering is all that is needed. There are many varieties; Thymus vulgaris is grown as a herb but can be kept low with mowing. Mother-of-thyme ( Thymus praecox ) is a low creeping species. Thyme grows well in the sun or in shade , on slopes and through rock gardens. In spring and fall it blooms into...

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

Moving to the country - living a rural lifestyle as a wind barrier. If you have small ones that will soon be meeting the axe, see about replanting them to the north. Deciduous trees to the south (trees 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 winte...

Greenhouse Construction for Cold Climates
Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums

How to build a greenhouse in a cold climate able to experience the sunshine and warmth in the greenhouse even when it isn’t growing food. "It can be -15 °C outside in February but 10 °C in the greenhouse! On the downside however, in order to do that I have to keep the roof and door clear in winter ... " Laurent Teasdale & Frédéric Bachand – growing a busin...

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

Lasagna Gardening: the pros & cons of a lasagna garden

...the way. The ‘cons’ of lasagna gardening 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 size in which it can work successfully. The first layer of a lasagna garden is newsprint or cardboard to kill weeds and ...