Most people have houseplants because they create a calming atmosphere as they reconnect us with nature. These days maintaining our mental health can be difficult. Houseplants can be like our mental superheroes, tossing on their green capes and flying to our rescue. In this sense, any houseplant is a useful houseplant and we should cultivate… Continue reading The Most Useful Houseplant in My World
Out of chicken eggs? Looking for plant based replacements? Chia and flax eggs to the rescue! The ratio of seeds to water is the same, no matter which base ingredient you choose. Chia Eggs1 Tbsp (15 ml) Chia Seeds + 2.5 Tbsp (37 ml) Water = 1 EggWhisk and let rest for five minutes Flax… Continue reading No Eggs? No Problem!
Growing, processing and shipping one pound of lettuce consumes approximately 5,000 calories of Fossil Fuel Energy, while returning a mere 80 calories to the consumer. Great for the waist line, but not so good for the waste line. Growing your own greens is the most cost effective, energy efficient thing imaginable. Even a couple small pots… Continue reading Grow Your Own Greens
1 – Herbs Herbs take the number one spot hands down. No other category of plants give such a huge return for such little space. You don't even need a garden. You can successfully grow herbs in a few pots parked on a windowsill. A pot of herbs sell for the same price as a… Continue reading Growing Your Own Groceries? Consider These Top Five Produce Picks.
If you would like to grow chamomile in your herb garden for making your own tea, choose German Chamomile Matricaria recutita.
Gardeners who collect their own seeds often are the ones with the most amazing gardens, simply because the selected seeds are best suited for their own particular climate and soil conditions.
Think you can’t have a garden, because you tried it once and all you could grow were weeds? Think again! For one thing, you absolutely can learn to garden. It just takes perseverance and a willingness to learn. Plants are eager to grow, given even the tiniest bit of love. But secondly, just growing weeds… Continue reading Eat Your Weeds!
When in doubt, grow a garden. Growing a garden is a great way to find your way back to hope, health and happiness. Don’t just stand there, grow a garden!
Long before pulp and paper mills, 75–90% of all paper in the world was made with hemp fibre. If you are lucky enough to own papers or books that predate 1883, the paper is most likely made of hemp. Mark Twain’s novels, the US Constitution, The US Declaration of Independence and the UK’s Magna Carta… Continue reading Before 1882 Almost All Paper Was Made of Hemp
Rainwater is fantastic for plants and a great way to cut down on your use of municipal sourced H20. Chances are you will be pleasantly surprised at just how much rain you can catch off one small roof. One inch of rain falling on a 1000 square foot roof will produce enough runoff to fill… Continue reading How Much Rain Can One Roof “Catch”?