July 15, 2018

The Best Plants for a Happy and Healthy Home

Written by Sarah Smith Today, more than ever, a majority of the population lives a very disconnected life from nature. It’s no secret that many of us fill our homes with synthetic furnishings, buy food loaded with preservatives, and live a very sedentary lifestyle compared to the generations that came before us. A majority of this can be blamed on today’s technology and improvements to manufacturing that make it easy to rely on store bought goods or medicines to make […]

Start An Indoor Garden in Your Apartment

Written by Craig Living in a small apartment doesn’t mean that you can’t bring the beauty of nature into your small home. There are design opportunities for even the tiniest of dwellings. Indoor gardens are gaining more popularity as people look for ways to improve their homes with live plants, whether they are edible or for decoration. By making a design plan for your space, you can grow a luxurious garden that will make you happy to come home. Plan […]

Companion Planting Tips for your Balcony Garden

The fall season, which starts in less than two weeks gives us another chance to grow a balcony or patio garden.  I have started sprouting seeds in containers.  Combining certain plants helps to repel bugs from decimating up my garden.  Whether you like planting flowers, vegetables or herbs, companion planting helps plants to thrive.   The infographic below gives some good advice on companion planting. Source: http://homeadvisor.com/r/a-visual-guide-to-companion-planting/

5 Tips to Start Your Apartment Garden with Very Little Money

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I’ve been seeing Facebook posts about starting up this year’s garden.  I know it is still early March and in many areas the cold is still lingering.  But it is not a bad idea to start thinking about growing a few herbs and vegetables in your apartment balcony or patio. With a little planning, you can get your apartment garden started a minimal cost.  That’s why it’s best to get started early. Set […]

Growing Vegetables in the Balcony

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com To become more self sufficient, a common piece of advice is to grow your own vegetables.   Ideally, you would have a nice sized backyard to start your garden, but apartment dwellers have very limited space.  So we decided to try growing some vegetables in the balcony.   I don’t have a lot of plants:  just a few tomatoes, peppers, mint, rosemary, basil, green onions, parsley and cilantro. Here are some ideas to get […]

Monday Musings 10/25/2015: Aquaponics Update at Three Weeks

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Welcome to another Monday Musings, where we share interesting links about all things preparedness, as well as updates on the blog. First the blog updates… What’s going on with the apartment aquaponics project?  You may recall I posted about my latest project in Aquaponics for Small Spaces. I am happy to report the herbs are growing, the betta fish and the snails are alive!  The mints have sprouted several new shoots from the […]

Can You Grow Potatoes in a Bucket?

Growing food can insulate you from a food crisis, so I always recommend that my readers learn to grow food, even if the only space is a small balcony or patio.  One of the projects I have always wondered about was whether it is possible to grow potatoes in a bucket. (Note:  If you live in an upper floor and plan to grow plants in buckets outside in your balcony, pay attention to weight restrictions on your lease, and consider […]

Why You Need to Grow Your Own Herbs

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I’ve had a few hits and misses with the apartment balcony garden, but each year, I try to grow at least a few herbs.  It takes only a small amount of work, but the rewards are gratifying. Now more than ever, I recommend trying it out yourself for various reasons: Food safety I was thoroughly disgusted by this little piece of news: FDA bans some Mexican cilantro after feces found in fields Cilantro […]

Easy Steps to Plan your Apartment Garden

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com It’s February and in many areas the cold will be lingering for a few more weeks.  But it is not a bad idea to start thinking about growing a few herbs and vegetables in your apartment balcony or patio. With a little planning, you can get your apartment garden started a minimal cost.  That’s why it’s best to get started early. 1.  Set aside some cash for your garden.   Save a few dollars […]

4 Tips for Small Space Gardening

Written by Mike Podlesny Just because you lack large amounts of space does not mean that you cannot grow a lot of the fresh fruits vegetables and herbs you consume. As long as you have an area that receives at least 4 hours of sunlight daily, is easy for you to water, you should be good to go.  Here are a few tips to help you get great results with small space gardening: GROW UP One of the best tips […]

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