How to Grow Microgreens Indoors

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If you’re wondering how to grow microgreens, you’re in luck because it’s simple. You can grow microgreens indoors year round, as a way to fortify your winter crops and food supply. I’m not sure why we didn’t think to do it sooner. Probably just an oversight of busy schedules, but as we snip the seedling … Read more


Growing Longevity Spinach (Gynura Procumbens)

A Medicinal Protein Vegetable for Longevity We’re really enjoying growing and eating longevity spinach! Longevity spinach is related to but not the same as “Okinawa spinach”, with the scientific name of Gynura procumbens, from the family Asteraceae. G. Procumbens is a  low-growing, semi-succulent leaf vegetable very popular in Southeast Asia, its home turf. As vegetarians, we were delighted … Read more


A Plant Tower that Can Grow 50 Plants in 4 Sq. Ft.

Vertical Garden Tower and Composter for Indoor/Outdoors Growing We love the plant tower concept for saving space and extending the growing season. Plant towers can be used indoors with grow lights in winter, and are great for balconies, decks or patios for summer. Some of the best things to grow in a plant tower are … Read more


Garden Projects for 55 Gallon Barrel Drums

Upcycle 55 Gallon Drums for Raised Bed Gardens and EarthBoxes. Got drums?  Barrels can be great if you have the time, tools and skills to do the work. In this article you’ll see raised bed gardens, earth boxes, rain barrels and aquaponics 55 gallon barrel drums projects. If you happen to have old storage drums around, … Read more


Growing Potatoes in Bags and Containers

What to do with those sprouting potatoes… and how to grow potatoes while maximizing your garden space? In this article we get into numerous cool ideas for growing potatoes indoors and out, in containers such as pots, grow bags and directly in soil bags.  Growing potatoes can occupy a lot of  space for a long time. … Read more


Consider Growing Catnip for Mosquito Repellent and Medicinal Benefits

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Catnip is for people too, with many uses and benefits. Everyone knows that most cats love catnip, but fewer realize that catnip is not just for cats. In fact, growing catnip is a good idea, even if you don’t have cats! Catnip, Nepeta cataria, is a delightful, soothing and medicinally beneficial herb for humans too! So … Read more


A Gardener’s Guide to Using Garden Planters

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Container gardening using garden planters provides flexibility and accessibility for growing all kinds of plants, including vegetables and flowers. Garden planters offer a convenient way for you to get growing. In fact, you can use them in virtually any garden space. Because of their flexible nature, you can use them in spaces varying from the tiniest … Read more


Best LED Grow Lights and Other Favorites

Indoor Gardening with Grow Lights… because growers gotta grow! Gardeners get addicted to having fresh food readily available. For people who love the idea of growing their own food year round, LED grow lights may be the best solution. Indoor plant lighting systems can be pricey, so which are the best grow lights? We delve into … Read more


Fall Garden Maintenance and Tips

Garden Newsletter With three weeks of summer remaining before the fall equinox—as of this writing—we’re proceeding with the changeover to our fall/winter crops. So fall garden maintenance and tips is the theme for today. Season transitions always have their challenges because you can still have temperature swings that leave crops vulnerable. In our zone 7a, … Read more


A Desk Garden for Office Plants and Indoor Gardening

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Desk Gardens and Indoor Garden Trends   It’s inspiring and gratifying to see so many creative ideas and a burgeoning market of new products that help people garden, even when they don’t have space. Today there are all kinds of plant towers, pyramid garden planters, vertical wall hangers, and other creative ways to grow plants and … Read more