Home /Urban Farming /Flowers in the Vegetable GardenPhoto by Rick GushI’m starting to incorporate more flowers, like these marigolds, in to my garden for a splash of color and plant diversity.The flowers in the garden look pretty nice this week. We’ve had cold nights but very sunny days, so not only are all the broccoli growing really well, all the fall blooming flowers have started their show, too.
If you’ve ever planted a garden or attempted to grow a crop, you know how challenging it can be to keep plants productive when dry weather arrives. When the rain gives way to seemingly endless weeks of sun and heat, their growth rate slows dramatically and, despite your efforts to keep them moist, the plants can suffer severely from lack of moisture.
Catherine is a proponent for responsible stewardship of our natural resources and covers topics of plant life and sustainable living. On the way out to get the morning paper, you stop dead in your tracks and stare open-mouthed at the disturbing sight of your new lawn. What happened? Did vandals roll back and rearrange the sod that was perfect yesterday?
Home /Urban Farming /Growing Power Creates 150 JobsCourtesy Growing PowerWill Allen’s Growing Power, an urban farm in Milwaukee, Wis., created 150 jobs to be implemented in the next three years through the Growing Capacity for the Green Economy Project.In a recent legislative move by the Milwaukee (Wis.
Renee is a student at St. Francis Xavier University and a reservist in the Canadian Army. She enjoys writing fashion and travel reviews. Buying My First Charmed Aroma CandleI first saw the ad for Charmed Aroma Candles on Facebook and was instantly intrigued. I love candles, so that was the first attraction.
Home /Crops /Harvest Tomatoes Before It’s Too LateWatching your tomatoes ripen to a quintessential shade of red can be excruciating. It never fails that you’ve just about reached perfection, and then a critter or an insect takes a big bite out of the fruit, ruining your chances at that summer caprese salad you’ve been craving.