Posts Tagged ‘lower food costs’

February Greenhouse Planting

Tips for February Greenhouse Planting  This is a great time to begin some cool weather crops such as lettuce, broccoli and radish seeds. Who does not love  garden lettuce freshly grown in their greenhouse. A great February growing tip. Salad anyone? Lettuce – February Greenhouse Planting : lettuce seeds get planted in rich, well-drained soil  and near […]

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 […]

Broccoli Spinach Tomato pic

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 […]