Organic gardening does not utilize any artificial agricultural chemicals such as pesticides or any processed or artificial fertilizers. People who garden organically view soil as a living system and provide it with supplemental nutrients via natural sources. This prevents food from having pesticide residue and eliminates the negative environmental consequences of artificial chemical and fertilizer [...]
According to Wikipedia, a locavore is a person interested in eating food that is locally produced, not moved long distances to market. Essentially, it is a movement that is interested in sustainability. While not everyone would throw themselves into the “tree hugger” classification, most people have a tendency to want to support their local businesses. Most [...]
If you’ve started a compost bin, it’s important to understand the necessary steps required to create effective and healthy compost that will nourish your plants. Aerating your compost is one of the important steps you must take in order to have nutritional compost for your garden.
Compost works because living organisms are working to turn your [...]
Everyone is talking about how important it is to live an environmentally friendly life. Staying green and minimizing our carbon footprints have become buzz topics that everyone is quick to talk about, but few are quick to adopt. Let’s all remember that green living starts with us.
Growing a garden is one of the most fun [...]
If you’re an avid landscaper, you probably tend to your plants and lawn all spring and summer long. While you may have taken the time during warmer months to keep your plants healthy and happy, it’s important to protect them during the winter months too. A Delux Cold Frame by Solexx
will provide protection for your [...]
One of the best ways to cleanse your system is by eating fruit for 2 to 3 days and let your body re-set itself. No one really knows why this works but it does. Many think it has to do with the high content of water as well as the immense amount of amino acids, [...]
My wife tapes Oprah every day and then watches it later when she gets home. Every once in a while she will call me into the room to watch a segment when she knows it’s something I would appreciate or something she thinks I should know. The other day she asked me to watch a [...]
Wow! If you start reading about how our food is processed from start to finish, the water that we drink and some of the friends we keep you will start to realize that there are toxic elements in almost every part of our lives. So the first thing we need to do is doing some [...]
I have a pot of Petunias on my deck, from my youngest, as a gift for Mother’s Day. I am not what you’d call plant-friendly and thus I assumed they’d be dead within a week.
That was May, it is now late September, this is Michigan, we’ve been having 40 degree nights and those Petunias look [...]
As soon as school starts back I know it’s time to start planning for the fall cleanup in and around the yard. It won’t be long until the leaves start to fall off the trees and the garden vegetables start to fade and I need to be ready to deal with the ravages of colder [...]