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.…

American Persimmon Trees: A Planting and Growing Guide

“Diospyros” is the scientific name for the genus of persimmon trees, and the meaning of the name implies that persimmons are fruits of the gods. Maybe you haven’t had a chance to taste for yourself how true the name may be, in which case you should realize how much you’re missing out on.

The American persimmon in particular is heavenly in taste, a tiny fruit bursting with sweetness, possibly the closest thing to a nature-made dessert in existence. Best of all, it’s actually good for you.…

Growing Potted Tomatoes

Tomatoes originally came from South America, where they had adapted to the humid and warm climate of the region. In fact, for a tomato to sprout from a seed to a fruit-bearing plant, over 100 days of full sun and heat are required. Unfortunately, this is bad news for aspiring tomato gardeners in most U.S. states.…

Making Your Own Fermented Vegetables (No Dairy or Whey Is Used)

“If the meal consists entirely of cooked foods, then a lacto-fermented condiment is a must.”-S.Fallon

Why you should eat fermented vegetables?

Shield the body against infection by accelerating the ability of the immune system.
Improve digestion and help break down proteins and carbohydrates, thus requiring less insulin in the process of digestion.

  • Providing excellent source of antioxidants.
  • Help in combating candida and other yeast overgrowth.
  • Helps maintain balanced flora along the digestive tract through a normal diet.
  • Increased bioavailability of vitamins and minerals.
  • Reduction of blood glucose levels.

5 Reasons Why Urban Gardens Are Good For All of Us

Farmer Joel Salaton once pointed out, and very correctly, that urban farming is simply a way of coming back to our roots. Before there were grocery stores and frozen food, where did we get all of our meat and produce? Of course, it was locally. We bought our food from nearby farms, or grew them ourselves, or foraged them from the nearby forests. This arrangement was not even that long ago, considering that the first modern-style supermarkets appeared fairly recently, in the 1940’s.…