Vegetables / Guides

Shaded vegetable garden success
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. 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 for their leaves or stems will do better in partial shade and ...

Growing Food Indoors, Vegetables for Homes & Apartments
Food production

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

...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 moisture and light to grow, the way sprouts do....

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

Lasagna gardening - the easiest vegetable garden at home?

...Vegetables that Grow Well in the Shade Keyhole Gardens - Growing drought-resistant Vegetables at Home Growing Food Indoors, Vegetables and Greens for Homes and Apartments Learn more about green home construction and reap the benefits of a free Ecohome Network Membership here .

Greenhouse Construction for Cold Climates
Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums

How to build a greenhouse in a cold climate

...vegetables since the start of May. We don’t eat much meat, and the meat we do consume comes from a local organic producer." Pierre expects to achieve 100% self-sufficiency in terms of fruits and vegetables within 5 years, which is a fabulous result for a cold climate greenhouse. His recommendations to others: B...

Tips for Urban Gardening and Gardening in Small Spaces
Food production

Grow food at home: 8 great 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 vegetables' as they won't tolerate full sun exposure. Maybe you live in an apartment with not much more than a balcony, but you love fresh veggies and would stil...

Urban farming

Urban Farming turns beautiful gardens into a grocery store!

How to grow vegetables & fruits in a garden 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 usu...

Urban Farm Unit - Aquaponics, Hydroponics, Pisciculture and Urban Farming
Food production

Growing food in urban cores with the Urban Farm Unit

...vegetables and fruits in an urban setting . There are some more ingenious solutions to growing food in urban areas, and for those unfamiliar with aquaponics, the term refers to a sustainable food production system that combines traditional aquaculture (raising fish or aquatic animals in tanks) with hydroponics (cul...

Edible Perennials

A guide to growing edible perennials.

...Vegetables and flowers: Rhubarb Asparagus Jeruselem artichoke - roots (Sunchokes) Fiddleheads - young shoots (Ostrich Fern) Cattails - spring shoots Tiger lilly - flowers Violet - flowers Forget-me-not - flowers Mushrooms: Shitake Oyster Herbs: Wild Leeks (Ram...

Keyhole Garden

The Keyhole Garden: An Introduction

...vegetables that grow in the shade , and you've a winning combination for urban gardens! Here are your basic considerations for building a keyhole garden, broken down to four fairly simple steps. 1.) Site: Once you have chosen an area large enough to house an 8 - 10 foot diameter circle that has sufficient sun expos...

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

Creating a farm and building a resilient lifestyle

...vegetables, and meats from points west becomes compromised—not a likely scenario, but a possible one. How could our land at Leonard Farm provide some level of food self-sufficiency? Read more... © Alex Wilson

The Elegant Farm hydroponic bottle garden

Hydroponic bottle gardener launches kickstarter campaign

...vegetables indoors year-round. Furthermore, it's handmade in Canada using natural, biodegradable and recycled materials. Jesse Herbert’s experience in environmental technology development informed his approach to product design, with a particular focus on taking responsibility for the lifecycle of materials. This mea...