Posts Tagged ‘greenhouse’

Turkeys in the Greenhouse

Greenhouse Growing and soil care

You’ll be amazed by the many uses of a Solar Gem backyard greenhouse. Not only can you use it to grow crops in cold weather to extend the growing season, you can also use it to provide food and shelter for poultry and livestock. (photo by M. Howe, a Solar Gem owner) Another benefit of […]

Greenhouse in the snow

The best vegetables to winter garden

With cold temperatures almost here, many backyard gardeners across North America will soon be retreating inside, content to wait out Old Man Winter until a Spring thaw beckons them outside again. But plucky gardeners don’t take lightly to putting the soil, seeds, pots and fertilizer down for any amount of time. Their solution? Gather the […]

Family enjoying their solar gem greenhouse

School is back in. Let’s teach kids to garden!

It isn’t a big secret that the education of our children has greatly evolved over time; the incorporation of computers and IPad’s as aids to learning, keeping up with the latest technology, teaching about new discoveries and cutting-edge scientific breakthroughs, while never forgetting the importance of reading, writing, and arithmetic. It’s the basics which used […]

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A July 4th reflection: American self-reliance

From the pilgrims, to Colonial times, to the clarion call of “Manifest Destiny” in our push across the untamed west, American self-reliance has been a proudly defining trait of our nation’s forebears. Today, with financial, climatological, political, and security uncertainties abounding, that spirit of “improvise, adapt, and overcome” has returned in spades. Strength and preparation […]

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The amazing economics of vegetable gardening

By now, just about everyone is aware of California’s drought and the impact it is having on America’s food production and the prices folks pay for their fresh and frozen vegetables. With this as the backdrop, it’s time to look at the economics of vegetable gardening. Dollars and sense – the economics of vegetable gardening First, […]

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Health benefits of backyard vegetables!

Mom was right after all. Vegetables ARE the elixir for much that ails us, much that our body needs for health and balance, and much that our body requires to fight off disease and aging. The health benefits of home grown, backyard vegetables just can’t be ignored. Remember how you stared at your dinner plate […]

Backyard Gardening (and California’s drought)

It seems that with every ominous new story of climatological catastrophe in California, the critical importance and future of backyard gardening gets a little clearer. What was once a quaint hobby for many is now taking on far greater significance, and grabbing ever more headlines, as people across North America (indeed, the globe) are taking […]

How to kill snails and slugs (the bane of a gardener’s existence!)

Few things are more exasperating, and deflating, then to lovingly toil at cultivating your favorite vegetables or flowers in your backyard garden, only to then have your harvest ravaged by legions of uninvited slimy vermin with voracious appetites who are seemingly always on the prowl for a delectable meal at your expense. Ahhhhh, but fear […]

More people are saying “NO” to Genetically Modified Foods

With opponents conjuring up images akin to the Frankenstein monster of Mary Shelley’s famous novel, genetically modified foods, and other worrisome trends with our food supply, are sending droves of health conscious consumers to grow their own edibles through backyard greenhouse gardening. Genetically Modified Foods According to the online food advocacy site Bad Seed, “Genetically […]

9 Best Reasons To Grow Your Own Vegetables

Lists. They are ubiquitous these days. We make lists, we read lists, we share lists, we organize ourselves with lists, we motivate with lists, and we’re endlessly entertained by others who make lists for us that rank things. Who gets to decide how things are ranked, what are the rules, is there a governing body […]