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How to Grow Plants from Cuttings

Grow. Food. Anywhere. (Hardie Grant, 2018) <i>by Mat Pember and Dillon Seitchik-Reardon goes through every fruit and veggie you can think of, giving you</i> …

Gardening

Move over, Titchmarsh: Why 19 year-old YouTuber Huw Richards is the future of gardening

There’s a new kid in the herbaceous border and he’s an online horticultural sensation

Gardening

That’s sew cool!

You know what I’ve noticed? Only certain appliances have seen game-changing innovations in them and looking at them, you can instantly tell the …

eReaders

A quick beginner’s guide to drawing

6 drawing exercises to get you started right now!<p>The <b>basic craft of drawing</b> is about two things: you learn <b>to control your hand</b> and <b>to see</b>.<p><i>Tip: For the</i> …

How to shade & pencil shading techniques

You guys asked for it, so here it is: the most requested tutorial to date: <i>How to Shade + Shading Techniques</i>! :)<p>Shading is the process of applying …

Graphics

Follow Cartoonist Lynda Barry’s 2017 “Making Comics” Class Online, Presented at UW-Wisconsin

Professor Skeletor—aka cartoonist and educator Lynda Barry—is at it again. <i>Making Comics (& other Graphic Formations)</i>, her fall offering at the …

Healthier Empanada Dough - Masa Para Empanadas Light

If you enjoy the traditional taste of lard in your empanada dough, this recipe may not be for you. But yogurt does a reasonable job as a substitute …

Vector icon speed runs

It’s common to have to draw the same kinds of icons over and over — many different apps and website use similar glyphs, but each instance typically …

The best summer vacation spot in every state

You don't need to go far to have an epic summer vacation.<p>Sure, Europe is nice, but travelers often forget how many wonderful places are located right here in the United States.<p>From local gems to world-famous spots, we've found the best summer vacation destination in every state.

This Is the Biggest News in Electricity Since the Light Bulb -- Seriously

If the world can generate and store energy from the sun for less than the cost of fossil fuels, it literally changes everything about the energy …

Unique Bucket List: 1000+ Ideas — Live the Dream

✦ Air Boat Across an Alligator Infested Swamp<p>✧ Arrive By Seaplane<p>✧ Eat Fire<p>✧ Flip on a Trampoline<p>✧ Get a Tattoo<p>✦ Go Fat Biking<p>✧ Kite Surf<p>✦ Navigate a …

National Parks

Tips From a Landscape Designer: Garden Perspective Drawing for the Home Gardener

Garden perspective drawing can be a handy tool to visualize a redesign, or a therapeutic activity you can use to imagine all the possibilities that …

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10 Best Cookie Recipes Tailored Made For Different Preferences By A Scientist

In our fast-paced society today, we seem to be in a constant struggle to keep up. While the advancement of technology has its benefits, we are now …

A Beginner's Guide to Homesteading

Times seem to be changing drastically all around us. Millennials are proudly sporting beards and using words like “Lumbersexual” to describe a whole …

How To Blend Edible Landscaping With Ornamentals

Have you ever wonder if you can have a vegetable garden and decorative landscaping at the same time? Yes, you can! Follow the tips below on how to …

The Future of Home Gardening is Connected

<b></b> <i><br>Edyn gardening app.</i><b>Gardening can be a great way to disconnect from the technology that has taken over our lives. Making use of the many available</b> …

Gardening

Starting From Scratch – Creating a Drought-Resistant Garden

Q & A with homeowner Mary R. of Ft. Collins, CO<p>What inspired you to create your garden?<p>My house was built just four years ago, so the garden was a …

Buy plants online: Garden Gate's favorite mail-order web sites

• <b>ANNIE’S ANNUALS & PERENNIALS</b> Specializes in rare and unusual plants www.anniesannuals.com• <b><br>ANTIQUE ROSE EMPORIUM</b> A great source for antique and …

Planning the vegetable garden made easy

After choosing a practical area of ground, start by dividing it into four plots. When it’s time to sow or plant, put one group of vegetables in each …

How to Build A Worm Tower - The Permaculture Research Institute

February 2, 2016 by The Permaculture Research Insitute & filed under Design, General, Soil<p>Building a worm tower is a simple, enjoyable, sustainable …

Gardening

Urban Farming: Growing For Profit – $75,000 on 1/3 acre

Curtis Stone is a hard working and driven man who started his own business using other people’s backyards for farming in an urban environment. He …

how to shop for plants with an expert’s eye, with holly scoggins

TAKE YOUR PLANT-SHOPPING to the next level this spring. No, not by spending more, but by arriving at the garden center with a new appreciation for …

15 Resources For The Beginner Gardener

Do you want to start Gardening this year but don’t know where to begin? As many of you know I love gardening and have been gardening for years. I …

Folk Alley Presents: Béla Fleck And Abigail WashburnFolk Alley

Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn have just released their first album together. Fleck says its main conceit was that "it would just be the two of us all the way" — and not just in the studio, either. They also wanted to tour the project properly, honorably, as a duo. But, as musicians are wont to …

So how do you figure out a workable crop rotation plan as a home gardener? (see more) http://www.farmerspal.com/ You start with the basics: understanding what the 9 main families are in the vegetable world. Then step 2 is just avoiding planting a plant in the same location as one of its family members occupied last year, and you should be golden. ═════════════════════════════════════════ Here are the 9: ★ Nightshade Family Nightshade includes tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, and potatoes. All of these will heavily deplete your soil of nutrients so you'll need to fertilize before planting another crop. Perils of replanting in the same space: Increased problems with blight and pests like tomato hornworm. ★ Legume Family Peas and beans are legumes. Legumes are really beneficial plants in that their roots inject nitrogen into the soil. These would be a great choice to follow a Nightshade planting in your crop rotation schedule. ★ Squash and Melon Family It's pretty easy to guess what goes here: summer and winter squash, cucumbers, pumpkins, and melons. These are also heavy feeders and will deplete your soil nutrients over time. The big pest here that will cause problems if you don't rotate is the squash vine borer and the squash bug, which will overwinter in the soil. I had these attack my pumpkin vines last year and, let me tell you, they are a PAIN! ★ Brassicas and Salad Greens Family Leafy greens such as arugula, broccoli, cauliflower, rutabagas, kohlrabi, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, and kale (NOT lettuce!) are in this family. Because they put on such a large amount of green growth, they are highly dependent on lots of nitrogen during the growing season. ★ Sunflower Family Sunflowers are in this family, of course, but it also includes Jerusalem artichokes, lettuce and endive. All of these tread very lightly on soil and are light feeds, so they are good choices to either precede or follow a member of the Brassicas family. ★ Carrot Family Along with carrots, this family includes celery, parsley, and parsnips. They like lots of organic matter but not lots of nitrogen as it can cause you to get some really funky looking roots. So you don't want to plant these anywhere you planted a legume the following season. ★ Goosefoot Family Members include beets, spinach and swiss chard. This family is great because it will grown even in soil with low fertility, so they are a great follow-up crop for members of the Nightshade family. ★ Grass Family Corn is the number one member here, but this family also includes oats, wheat and rye. It's a great follow-up for the spot where you prevously grew beans or peas, as it needs really good, fertile soil. ★ Onion Family And last but not least is the Onion family which includes onions, garlic, leeks and scallions. Great at repelling pests but they require high fertility. With this information, you should be able to identify a crop rotation schedule that will fit into your home garden. The idea is to come up with something that is logical: either left to right, front to rear, circular or otherwise. Here are a couple of examples: Garlic ---> lettuce Broccoli ---> bush beans Onions ---> leafy greens Peas ---> carrots Garlic ---> shell beans http://bit.ly/ZC1T73

The beginner's guide to starting a veg garden

There has never been a more interesting time for edible gardening. It is right on so many levels. It saves money, saves the planet and satisfies our epicurean appetites. Edible gardening is an opportunity to grow interesting flavours fresher than money can buy. It is the key to children being more …

Backyard Farmers: 25 Websites You Should Be Reading

Remember when we told you about the new magazine Urban Farm? Well, while browsing their site today hoping to download the Spring issue, we came …