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.…

Using Sound Instead of Chemicals to Deal With Pests

Scientists have created a clever device that mimics the cry of a major pest to orange trees in Florida.

These small insects could spell disaster to your ability to enjoy breakfast.

Diaphorina citri (the Asian citrus psyllid), a citrus pest that gobbles away at the leaves of orange trees, is wreaking havoc in Florida’s citrus industry, costing them over three billion dollars in a span of only six years. Though the pest itself does little to harm orange trees, the germs that it carries certainly do, and once a plant is infected, its leaves will begin to die until, within …

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.…

One Of The U.S. Biggest Urban Farms Will Be Built In Detroit

There are a ton of urban possibilities in Detroit. It is no secret. There is no other place in the country that has such a grand infrastructure. Detroit has so much city-owned and delinquent land that urban farms are popping up on every corner. Farmers are coming from all over to be a part of the movement. There is a plan in place to make the world’s largest urban farm. However, Mayor Duggan (the mayor of Detroit) just announced an even bigger project: a $15 million, 60-acre urban farm.…

Things That Are Getting In The Way Of Your Urban Farm – And What You Can Do

There may always be challenged when it comes to growing food in the city. However, there are things you can do in order to start farming right where you live.

The homesteading life has never been more of a popular dream. It can be used as a hedge against the fragility of corporate employment as a psychological antidote to the intensity of modern life. More and more people are finding wans to bring their food production on site to their urban or suburban yard.…

6 Best Ideas How To Extend The Garden Harvest

Below are some tips to help you eat from your garden throughout the year. I am going to show you how to extend the season and grow food even when the temperatures begin to drop.

As the summer growing season comes to an end, gardeners are left to wonder how they may be able to continue harvesting fresh food. There is no reason to think that winter yields are impossible. In fact, with careful planning and some luck from the weather, growers can enjoy their garden throughout the entire year. Below are some tips to extend the growing season and …