September 11, 2018

Gardening in the City

Gardening in the City, Guest Post by Garret Stembridge Living in a city doesn’t mean you have to forgo your love of gardening. Regardless of whether you enjoy growing flowers for decoration or fruits and vegetables for consumption, virtually every home – no matter the size – has space available for gardening. Of course, living in a tiny apartment may require a little creativity, but there are many ways to convert urban living spaces into a gardener’s oasis. Consider Your […]

Apartment Garden

Tomatoes This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I mentioned in a previous Monday Musings I started the apartment garden.  The day I started the garden our area had a cold front, and temperatures were down in the low 30s (that’s cold for Houston this time of year).  I had to keep the plants indoors at night, and took them out for sun during the day.  Now that it’s warming up again, I can leave them outside. Oregano and thai […]

Three Herbs Even a Non-Gardener can Grow

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com When I look at my apartment complex, I see that only a couple of balconies contain any plants.  I would have to conclude the majority of apartment dwellers do not even try to grow anything.  If you are a prepper living in an apartment, I would encourage you to try and grow a few herbs that are hardy and low maintenance.  If you have kids, it’s a fun activity for them as well.  […]

Balcony Garden Struggles

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com It’s not even summer yet and the balcony garden is showing signs of difficulty.  The above photo shows the cilantro after a day of 95 degree heat. I will need to start watering twice daily instead of once to see if I can save this one. The mint leaves which were lush and healthy just a few days ago seem to have gotten attacked by some kind of pest that is eating the […]

Does the Topsy Turvy Tomato Planter Work?

Planting season is in full swing in many areas so I thought I’d cover one of the more frequently asked questions I get about balcony gardens.  The question is whether those hanging tomato planters such as the widely advertised Topsy Turvy works.  As you have seen, I have tried this planter myself.  (Please note:  I do not have a financial interest in the Topsy Turvy, nor do I endorse the product – it is just something that I experimented)  Not […]

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