Bryan McArdle

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Gardening: quick and easy strawberries

Given how quickly strawberries begin to bear fruit and how easily they are grown, it’s a wonder that strawberry beds aren’t as common in backyards as …

Gardening

How To Grow A Hundred Pounds Of Potatoes In A Barrel

<b>Health benefits of potatoes</b><p>Potatoes are edible plant tubers first cultivated in the Andes region of South America.Many studies have suggested that …

Gardening

The Perfect Diet for Compost Worms

Worms Eat My Garbage (Storey, 2017) <i>by Mary Appelhof and Joanne Olszewski walks readers through every step of starting and maintaining a successful</i> …

Gardening

The Easiest Way To Grow 11 kilos (25 Pounds) Of Organic Sweet Potatoes At Home

<i>The sweet potato or kumara</i> is a dicotyledonous plant that belongs to the plant family Convolvulaceae. Its large, starchy, sweet-tasting, tuberous …

Gardening

Composting for Serious Gardeners - Organic Gardening

<i>With more than forty years of experience redefining gardening's boundaries, author Will Bonsall shows how readers can eliminate the use of off-farm</i> …

Gardening

A new breed of ski bum: Working for Silicon Valley, living in Tahoe

Aaron Rothschild starts most of his days around 6 a.m. That way, he can finish up work in time to catch a few runs on the ski slopes. Some afternoons, he conducts meetings in the Squaw Valley Ski Resort parking lot with a "laptop between me and my steering wheel."<p>The recent advent of telecommuting …

How Investor FAQ’s Help with Startup Funding

At SAP.iO Foundry, powered by Techstars Accelerator we recently organized a series of great investor workshops with a number of leading Berlin VC’s …

Investing

Easy Home Mason Jar Soil Test - Organic Gardening

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

How to Grow Plants from Cuttings - Organic Gardening

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

Is Your Startup Pitch Venture Ready?

The Pitch Checklist How do investors evaluate your startup company? Let me take some of the mystery out of the process and tell you one approach. …

Product Management

How and When to Prune Shrubs So Your Lawn Looks Loved

Every homeowner with a yard should learn how and when to prune shrubs—because, let's face it, well-trimmed hedges are an easy way to create the kind …

Gardening

Clear Capital capitalizing on talent migration from major tech hubs

The race for tech talent and talent in general, is real, and it's only getting tougher. The demand for tech talent will continue to outpace the …

Los Angeles

When it comes to closing the gender funding gap, there's no silver bullet

Recent research shows that just hiring or promoting women VCs doesn't automatically lead to an increase in funding for female-founded startups. But …

Gardening: Damping off can be a problem for seedlings

Damping off is a very disheartening disease. Just as you’re getting excited about all the new little plants emerging in your planting trays or pots, …

Gardening

Silicon Valley VCs will not be riding to the rescue of the midwest’s startups anytime soon

Alex Kubicek needed $1 million. His company, Understory, designed sensors to prevent unnecessary repairs after severe hailstorms, something common in the US midwest. The technology stood to save insurance companies billions of dollars. Kubicek journeyed from Madison, Wisconsin, to Sand Hill Road, …

Silicon Valley

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 …

Permaculture

How to Build a Drip Irrigation System - DIY

Proper watering is one of the most important aspects of growing your own vegetables. On a recent trip to Virginia, I met Scott and Susan Hill of Hill …

Gardening

What kind of gardener are you? 4 new gardening types revealed

Gardening has been met with a young and enthusiastic generation of new gardeners.<p><b>This past year has seen 'exciting and unprecedented growth in</b> …

7 Perennial Herbs to Plant Now

Growing vegetables successfully takes ample dedication and a fair bit of growing space—plus the knowledge to do it right. And once they run out, you …

Why This Montana Farmer Grows Food Year-Round in Shipping Containers

By Isabelle Morrison<p>Kim Curren, owner of Shaggy Bear Farm in Bozeman, Montana, has worn many hats. She worked in the solar power industry for 15 …

Starting Seed Indoors: A Personal Seed Starting Planner - Organic Gardening

<i>Learn about this personal seed starting planner you'll need when starting seed indoors for early blooms and cropping.</i><p>Your Personal Seed-Starting …

Clueless About Gardening? These 5 Smart Planters Can Help

You may not have a green thumb, but thanks to technology, you can still grow your own herbs and vegetables.<p>Whether you're a novice gardener, a frequent traveler, or simply a forgetful caretaker, investing in a smart planter can help your home garden flourish. The following options range from small, …

Gardening

How to Prune Your Plants For More Flowers and Fruits?

Did your flowering plants stop blooming after some years? Are you experiencing reduced fruiting in your fruit plants? Then this may be one of the …

These 5 Fundraising Mistakes Can Kill Your Startup’s Seed Round

Hint: If you don’t have a secure, shareable folder in the cloud containing six key documents, you probably aren’t ready to pitch seed investors.<p>First, some bad news: Early-stage funding is harder to come by than it used to be. The seed-funding market has collapsed, with seed deals dropping by …

Venture Capital

Cleveland founder shares what his startup community gets right and wrong

I’ve had a front-row seat to Cleveland’s startup community for the past 12.5 years — as an early employee, founder, executive, educator, and member of various startup-oriented organizations. Things sure have changed since 2005, when there were no accelerators and very few investors and startup …

Case Western Reserve University

This $300 Robot Can Weed Your Garden

Tertill is a $300 pie-size, waterproof, solar-powered robot designed to roam your garden throughout the growing season, shredding weeds with a …

Robotics

GardenSpace robot takes the heavy-lifting out of gardening, and puts the fun back in

A lot of people dream about growing their own vegetable garden at home, but just don’t have the time to maintain one. You’ve got to know how much each plant needs watering, how to space them out and how to keep pests out. For non-experts it’s a daunting prospect. That’s where a new robot launched …

Gardening

Raindrop Brings Rainwater Harvesting at Its Stylish Best to Your Garden

Minimizing ecological impact and utilizing natural resources responsibly is one among the many things that makes a home green. With the attention …

Water

Print This Free Garden Planner

Printable Garden Notebook<p>Updated January 29, 2018<p>01<p>Get all of your garden plans, records and dreams in one place. Just slip this printable cover into …