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5 steps to rehab your raised beds

Time is the arbiter of what works in a garden and what doesn’t. It’s why anything new requires at least a decade to discover its weaknesses. The …

Gardening

AI will be the art movement of the 21st century

Most agree that AI will be the defining technology of our time, but our predictions tend to differ wildly. Either AI will become the perfect servant, ushering in a new era of productivity and leisure one weather report at a time (Hi, Alexa), or it’ll master us, consigning humanity to the ash heap …

Artificial Intelligence

Composting with worms: how to get started, and why it could spark an urban gardening revolution

Here’s a confession: for the past four or so years, all of my food waste has gone to landfill. I know, it’s a near-criminal admission to make as a gardener, especially one who made use of the compost turned by other, more selfless souls on my previous housing estate. But the problem was that …

A new type of solar cell is coming to market

SOMETIMES it takes a while for the importance of a scientific discovery to become clear. When the first perovskite, a compound of calcium, titanium …

7 Steps To Quick Pickle Any Vegetable

Pickles are a favorite with many people around the world, and just like anything else when it comes to food, nothing beats a homemade recipe. While …

How to Plant Garlic in Containers

Growing garlic is a great way to keep your garden productive during the long winter months.<p>October is the best time to plant garlic pretty much …

Transhumanism And The Future Of Humanity: 7 Ways The World Will Change By 2030

Companies today are strategizing about future investments and technologies such as artificial intelligence, the internet of things, or growth around new business models. While many of these trends will make for solid investments for the next 5-10 years, fewer companies are considering the …

Singularity

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5 gorgeous 'no-fuss' plants that thrive on next to no water

Not all California native plants are equal.<p>Some seem to thrive on neglect.<p>Call these the 'no-fuss' natives.<p>While such thrive-on-dry plants are sometimes touchy to establish, once settled they dislike extra water, mulching, fertilizing, and generally being fussed over. They prefer to be left …

Late summer gardening: jewel-like plants that shine for months

Don’t rest on your laurels just yet: with just a little more work, your garden will be even lovelier to laze in<p>As we slip past high summer and towards late, it is tempting to take your foot off the gas. This is a time to enjoy the garden, to relax after the hard work, with maybe the odd push-around …

Gardening

Your handy guide to mulch

Mulch can be both aesthetically pleasing and masterfully practical.<p>If all you've heard about mulch is bad puns like "mulch ado about nothing," you've …

A visual guide to companion planting

<b>Gardening is a great way to spend your spare time, especially in the summer months, but it can sometimes be frustrating.</b><p>Your plants, vegetables and …

Gardening

12 Fresh Ideas to Transform Your Outdoor Space

Whether you live somewhere winter doesn’t visit, or somewhere the cold will start making an appearance toward the end of fall, this year has a lot of enjoy-the-outdoors potential left. One of the best places to enjoy is your own backyard. Maybe your space is sprawling, the yard behind your suburban …

Scientists discover plants have 'brains' that decide when to sprout

Researchers are quickly learning that plants are far more complex than once thought. Not only has it been determined that plants are capable of …

Botany

Landscape Ideas: 9 Flowers to Add Color to a Garden

For gardeners who crave color–and really, who among us is immune?–the sudden decline from a giddy, glorious springtime into the dusty doldrums of …

Flowering Magnolias: 7 Favorite Trees to Plant

After visiting a place where magnolias grow luxuriantly (such as Cornwall in England), it is natural that on arriving home, the idea of growing one …

10 Genius Garden Hacks with Concrete

Is there a more versatile hardscaping material than humble concrete? In the garden, you can use concrete blocks (or board formed concrete) to make: a …