November 27, 2017

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 […]

The Herb that was Grown from Trash

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com This year I am going to make an effort to avoid wasting food.  I made a salad and had used up a bundle of scallions, except for the root which I had left in the refrigerator for a couple of days.  I was about to toss these soggy roots into the trash when I decided to see if they would grow back: If you have never used scallions, they have a mild onion […]

Revisiting the Balcony Garden

I posted a while back my balcony garden did not fare so well in the intense heat we had the last several months. Now that the fall weather is finally upon is, I have another chance.  Experienced gardeners tell me Texas actually has two growing seasons, one in the spring, and one in the fall.  We’re down to 80 degrees in the daytime, and mid-50s at night. So I decided to give the garden another shot.  This time I am […]