December 5, 2018

Plants that Repel Mosquitoes for Your Balcony Garden

Editor’s note: Since we live in an area that is considered one of the worst cities for mosquitoes, we are at risk for mosquito-borne illnesses such as West Nile virus, Zika, chikungunya, malaria, and many others. So you can’t have enough ways to repel mosquitoes.  I like the idea of planting mosquito repelling plants in your apartment garden and here is an article to give you some ideas. Plants that Repel Mosquitoes Written by Jessica Santos There’s nothing better than spending […]

Why You Need Food Storage Even if You have a Garden

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com   Every year I start an apartment garden with the best of intentions.  Some seasons I get a great result, but other times, the results are less than stellar. What happened to my garden? The plants have been attacked by these black caterpillars that eat through all the leaves and even soft branches (see title image).  They grow big and fat then turn into these ugly moths.  Ugggh!!  Between the 106 heat and the […]

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 […]

Free or Cheap Ways to Get Seeds

Now that it is mid-February, spring is not that far away. The first official day of spring is Sunday, March 20th. It is time to start thinking about the balcony garden, and ways to get started inexpensively. […]

Step into Herb Gardening

I have planted herbs in both a garden plot and in containers. For the most part, I prefer planting herbs in containers. This way I can bring them in easily, if the weather warrants it. Some of my herbs have successfully overwintered because I can keep them in a protected porch area. […]

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 […]

Start Now for Fall Onions

Onions are a great crop for your home vegetable garden. You have plenty of choices, and they are very easy to grow directly from seed. Onions are also an excellent candidate to grow in containers, as some varieties such as the bunching types, take up very little space.
Tips for starting your fall onions […]

Hydroponics – A Small Garden with Big Benefits

(Editor’s note:  Today’s post is about a subject that interests me greatly:  hydroponics, because it works well in small spaces.  The post is written by Chris Wimmer, who writes at Health Smart Living What is Hydroponics? Hydroponics is generally translated from the Latin and Greek languages meaning “working water”.  The Greeks and Romans described this farming technique this way because the water was always in motion. A more modern way to explain hydroponics is growing plants without soil.  A variety […]

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