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Greenin’ Up Your Backyard or Deck (Especially Small Spaces)

Would you like to make your tiny city backyard an oasis AND a garden? Would you like to do this with recycling in mind, lessening your carbon footprint, and discover a way to eat organic vegetables, cultivated from your leftovers? We have some simple and effective ideas for you. If you are doing container planting, […]

Romantic Conservation? A Blast From The Past!

  Romantic Conservation? A Blast From The Past! Romance is in the air! Well…it should be, anyway. The great part about this day and age is that many people each and every day are jumping on board and becoming part of the ecologically-friendly lifestyle. They are figuring out things they can do on a daily […]

Do Our Plants Know That We Love Them

Do Our Plants Know That We Love Them   Many of you may regard the notion that we can have a kind of loving relationship with our plants as a bit odd, but in many ways this is a kind of natural idea to think about. We are certainly here with them on the Earth […]

Growing Herbs: The Right Kind

  Growing Herbs: The Right Kind Herbs are simple to grow, but there are so many kinds & varieties that one should start slow and from a good idea about just why you want them. The reasons may be many but they can be overdone. You don’t want to do that because they are a valuable […]

Getting Ready For Salads From The Early Spring Garden

 Getting Ready For Salads From The Early Spring Garden   Over the last two weeks we’ve used up everything left in the refrigerator vegetable drawer in preparation for salads composed of items totally from our garden of pots & Earth Boxes. We’ve had tons of Roma and cherry tomatoes right along for over a month […]

A New Way Forward In Gardening

    We are seeing significant changes in small-scale gardening and farming communities emerging in cities .  We are also likely to see many people increasingly move to back yard or even front yard gardening and more toward supporting co-operatives and wholesale farmer’s markets. Much of this is driven by economic issues, which also threaten […]

Mid-Winter Roma Tomatoes in Earth Boxes

  Mid-Winter Roma Tomatoes in Earth Boxes   In early October I started a mid winter garden on the back porch-lanai. We’re located in Florida, about 50 miles south of Tampa. It’s often cold and can even freeze now and then in November and January, but it’s been rather warmer than that the last two years. […]

Our Good Health & Nature – It’s a Two-Way Street!

Our Good Health & Nature – It’s a Two-Way Street!   In this day and age, more and more people are suffering from a variety of illnesses that stem completely from anxiety issues. More and more heart attacks, strokes, black outs, etc., that are related to tension and stress, are being reported by the medical […]

Salad-Soil-Simplicity

  As early in the spring as possible, let’s say within a few days of the last possible frost, one should begin to plant as many kinds of lettuce and greens as possible. I usually throw in some seeds into close proximity to one another at 3-4 day intervals so that the greens are coming […]

Linwood Barclay Thrills Readers With Trust Your Eyes

In this wonderful thriller, Ray Kilbride is on his way back to his hometown in order to attend his father’s funeral. Ray not only is dealing with the situation, but he is now also responsible for his younger brother, Thomas. Thomas is a schizophrenic who sits in front of a computer all day and is […]