Month: December 2015

5 permaculture tips that help increase your garden yield

Have you ever imagined you step out of your back door to lay your hands on fresh strawberries and red currants to add flavor to your breakfast every morning? Do you even think it’s possible to gather salads and eatable flowers to prepare a big bowl of salad for lunch?

Or ever imagined being able to collect fresh vegetables just a few stone throw away from the kitchen door each evening to spice up your supper? This is the lifestyle I was used to in my old house before we moved into a new apartment in a new town. In …

How to Build Super Soil?

Soil is the most important element for a farm garden. Learn how to develop  healthy soil and add quality to your city farm or a garden.

Ensure the floor has been tested and found free of contaminations. Make sure it contains the necessary nutrients for effective growth.…

Ways to Increase the Number of Earthworms in Your Garden Soil

Earthworms are organisms that we all know. Majority of us, when we were younger, were introduced to that slimy and gooey things and we learned either to like or dislike them. Other names given to this creature are fisherman’s friend, gardener’s buddy and earth diggers’ delight. Earthworms are generally loved by most people. Earthworms are of various types ranging from red wigglers to night crawlers. Earthworms have long been characterized with healthy and productive soil.…

Bees Suffer in Urban Environments, According to New Study

Bees that live in heavily-populated areas like cities are exposed to disease at a higher rate than those who live in rural or suburban environments.

It’s expected that a certain degree of stress is involved for humans living in a city environment. Perhaps it’s the air pollution that can affect a person, or how crowded the city is, or how expensive it can be. It may seem obvious that city life has these effects of people, but what we may only now have started learning is that this stress takes a toll on bees as well.…

Container Tree Planting: 9 Tips to Make Them Grow

If you think that you have to forgo fresh fruit just because your yard is too small—or non-existent—to sustain a large tree, think again! You might want to think about planting your tree in a container, and even just keeping it inside all the time if it’s not the kind of plant that needs full sunlight. If you go for one of the dwarf versions of some common trees, you may be able to have plenty of fruit from a small, easy-to-manage plant.…