Low light and flowering plants don’t normally go hand in hand, but there are some flowering indoor plants that will bloom for you in lower light situations. Let’s take a look at the best options for areas with little light. Continue reading
Weed Management Mistakes – 5 Weeding Mistakes To Avoid In Gardens
We all have them – weeds. It’s how we handle those weeds that’s the problem. It is probably safe to say that weeding is a necessary drudgery. Most gardeners hate weeding, myself included, but we hate weeds more. Continue reading
Christmas Tree Alternatives: Learn About Non Traditional Christmas Trees
It’s never too early to plan for the Christmas holiday! Maybe this year you want to express your creativity and are looking for non-traditional Christmas tree ideas or other alternative Christmas décor. Or maybe, you live in a small condo or apartment and simply do not have the space for a large, traditional fir tree and are wondering what other Christmas tree options  are out there. Whatever the case, this article will help. Continue reading
Information On How To Protect Outdoor Plants In Winter
Fall is the best time to get out in the garden and secure your sensitive and tender plants. Protecting plants in winter can help prevent winter scald, frozen roots, foliar damage and even death. Cold weather plant protection takes a little pre-planning and some equipment in harsher zones. In mild and temperate climates, it usually just means re-mulching and dividing peonies  and other early spring bloomers. Fall maintenance should include a plan for winter protection for plants and winter plant covers. Continue reading
Raising Humidity: How To Increase Humidity For Houseplants
Before you bring new houseplants into your home, they probably spent weeks or even months in a warm, humid greenhouse. Compared to a greenhouse environment, the conditions inside most homes are quite dry, especially in winter when the furnace is running. For this reason, it is important that you learn and practice appropriate humidity houseplant care to ensure the longevity and health of your beloved plants. Continue reading
- Rumblings of a secret DDT dumpsite in the deep ocean have been going on for decades, but now photos taken by a deep-sea robot show proof
- Shipping logs show that thousands of barrels of DDT-laced acid sludge were dumped into the ocean off the coast of Los Angeles each month following World War II
- The dumping was done by Montrose Chemical Corp., the largest DDT manufacturer in the U.S., which operated in California from 1947 to 1982; the plant’s site is still regarded as one of the most hazardous in the U.S.
- In addition to being very persistent in the environment, DDT is known to accumulate in fatty tissues and has been linked to cancer and reproductive concerns
- It’s estimated the deep-ocean dumping area may contain 336,000 to 504,000 barrels of acid sludge waste contaminated with residues of DDT
Regrowing Kitchen Scraps – Grow Vegetables And Herbs Again<
I have a compost tumbler that I make liberal use of; however, I got to wondering if I could grow food from veggie scraps . Most of us have rooted an avocado pit  with mixed results, but can you take the tops of carrots and grow them? I had to try.
Houseplants are probably the most commonly grown specimens for indoor gardens and greenery. Therefore, it’s extremely important that their indoor environments suit all of their growing needs. Continue reading for information on keeping houseplants healthy. Continue reading
Did you know that all of the parts of the Mulberry tree can be used medicinally? You might be used to eating the berries in late summer when we can find them at Berkeley Bowl or growing in our yards– but they’re not the only delicious thing about this plant! The leaf, known as Sang Ye in Chinese Medicine, is particularly known for clearing heat to cool & moisten the lungs. Luckily for our Lungs, these trees grow all over the place.
I can’t say it enough; there’s nothing more enjoyable than having the opportunity to taste all the mouth-watering treats you’ve harvested from your own garden. Whether it’s straight off the vine or included in your favorite recipe, nothing compares to the fresh, juicy flavors of garden-grown vegetables. If you’re anything like me when it comes to harvesting, there always seems to be the question of what to do with everything. Continue reading
Researchers have determined that the nation’s farmland is now 48 times more toxic to insects than it was just 25 years ago, and much of this rise in toxicity is being blamed on the widespread use of a dangerous category of pesticides known as neonicotinoids. Continue reading