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New From Ikea: A Stepladder Shelf for Plants

As soon as we spotted the new Hjalmaren ladder shelf—coming in April from Ikea—we started thinking about which wall (or window) should serve as a …

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17 Clever Gardening Tips For City Living

You don't need an outdoor space to grow plants. Promise.

Urban Gardener: A Greenhouse for Your Balcony

We’ve made no secret of our obsession with Finnish company Kekkilä’s compact lean-to greenhouse, perfect for an urban balcony. There’s something …

Gardening

The Easiest Urban Garden?

“Gutter” is not the most beautiful word in the English language (nor does it have the happiest connotations: read “guttersnipe”). But when it comes …

Gardening

10 Ideas for Sexy Urban Gardens

<i>Haute gardening for boutique parcels of land.</i><p>It’s Earth Month, technically. At the risk of sounding like a cliché: for us here at EcoSalon, every …

Gardening

Five new ideas for my urban vegetable garden

It’s March in Minnesota, and that means . . . blizzards, and ice, and windchill. Not always, but at least this year.<p>It’s no wonder, then, that as the …

Gardening

12 Savvy Small-Space Urban Gardening Designs & Ideas

Think you gotta have a farm or even a large yard to grow enough fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs to feed your family all summer? You’d be surprised …

Urban Vertical Garden Built From Hundreds of Recycled Soda Bottles | Colossal

<p>As part of an innovative partnership called Home Sweet Home (Lar Doce Lar) between multidisciplinary design firm Rosenbaum and TV producer Luciano …

Joost Bakker’s Vertical Gardens

From Australia, eco-designer Joost Bakker offers home gardeners small-scale versions of the massive steel and terracotta vertical gardens that cover …

Landscaping

DIY VIDEO: How to Make a Mason Jar Herb Garden with Model Summer Rayne Oakes

If you’ve always dreamed of having a little herb garden in your kitchen, here’s a video DIY from our friend Summer Rayne Oakes that can bring that …

Gardening

City Living: A Portable Balcony Garden From France

Tiny apartment, big ideas—how can you (attractively) cram the most plants onto a miniscule balcony this spring? We like the idea of starting small …

Gardening

They Didn’t Build That: The 11 Best Unapproved Ads From Election 2012

Given the cavalier attitude toward (some would say contempt for) facts demonstrated in the run-up to Decision 2012, it’s hard to know anything for sure about the current campaigns. But we can be fairly confident about two things about the upcoming presidential election: who Sarah Silverman is …

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Tiny Tomatoes for Indoor Gardening

comments (5) December 17th, 2012<p><b>Jodi Torpey</b>, contributor<p>11 users recommend<p>I recently went to a holiday plant sale and there wasn't a single …

Gardening

Gardening Trend - Home gardens are up

I found this cool graphic showing how “growing your own” is trending. Most older people can remember working in a garden as a child, or at least a …

Growing Up: A Guide to Great Gardens in Small Spaces - Urban Gardens

<i>Photo: travelnerd</i><p><b>Living in the middle of a bustling city doesn’t have to mean you can’t create a gorgeous garden space, no matter how tiny your</b> …

DIY Vertical Garden Kit: Just Add Water (and a Wall)

No space is too small for a vertical garden. All you need is a wall and a plan.<p>For a plan, we recently visited Paxton Gate, the famously quirky store …

Landscaping

How to grow potatoes in your garden

Potatoes are one of the easiest crops to grow in your garden if you follow these simple tips.<p>In a recent survey of Vermont gardeners, only about one …

Gardening

Tomato Gardening Tips

Ten Vegetables You Can Grow in Shade It's a common misconception that the only site to grow vegetables in s one that's in full sun. For some vegetables, such as tomatoes, peppers, and squash, this is entirely true. But those of us who have shade are not doomed to a life without homegrown produce. Basically, a good rule to remember is that if you grow a plant for the fruit or the root, it needs full sun. If you grow it for the leaves, stems, or buds, shade is just fine. Keep in mind, no vegetable will grow in full shade. The following crops will produce with three to six hours of sun per day. Salad Greens, such as leaf lettuce, arugula, endive, cress, and radicchio Broccoli Cauliflower Peas Beets Brussels Sprouts Radishes Swiss Chard Leafy Greens, such as collards, mustard greens, spinach, and kale Beans The best thing about knowing that these crops will successfully grow in some shade is that you'll be able to get more produce from your garden. Suppose, like most home gardeners, you've sited the vegetable garden in the one area of your yard that gets full sun. Use that space to grow the sun-lovers: the peppers, tomatoes, eggplants, corn, and squashes. The other crops, those that do well in the shade, can be tucked in anywhere. Grow some beets or swiss chard in your part-sun perennial border. Grow some lettuce or radishes in a container or window box. Make use of the space you have, in both sun and shade, can easily double the amount of vegetables you usually get. And homegrown produce, whether it's a fresh, juicy beefsteak tomato or a crisp, spicy radish, will spoil you forever against the bland, boring produce at your local grocer. Being able to step out into your own yard to gather ingredients for an impromptu salad or side dish is a joy, and if you make the most of your space, you'll be harvesting the fruits of your labor from spring through fall, and quite possibly beyond.

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2012 D*S Gift Guide: For Gardeners

I have absolutely no green thumb, so I’ve worked hard to cultivate friendships with people who do. From those talented florists and gardeners I’ve …

The best way to garden...

I have been so happy with my garden over the past year. I am trying to share it with others and I use pinterest to share my blog posts. If you got to …

You Can Do It! First-Time Vegetable Gardening for the Black-Thumbed

Some of you may feel like no matter what you try to grow, it dies. Too much water, not enough water, too much sun, too much shade, or… it just dies …

This Color-Coded Chart Helps You Pick the Most Nutritious Produce

If you're looking to get more of a specific vitamin or mineral in your diet, or you're wondering what types of produce will help you get which types …

Nutrition

The World's Most Colorful Cities (PHOTOS)

The word pretty isn't often associated with the shantytowns of Rio de Janeiro. But gazing across the hills toward the notorious Santa Maria favela, you might be pleasantly surprised by the burst of colors --the result of a recent social art project launched by Dutch design duo Haas&Hahn.<p>"We chose …

14 Festivals and Events Worth Traveling for in 2013

There's nothing quite like visiting a place when it's in the middle of a party -- especially if it's the kind of celebration that doesn't happen every year. In addition to the many festivals and events that occur annually around the world, there are some that are on a far less frequent schedule -- …