This idea brings together two of the best things in life: food and fully-charged electronic devices. And it’s pretty simple—all you need is carbon dioxide, water, light and plants.
A garden is more than just a garden in places like rural India. The short film, “After My Garden Grows” shows us just how much a garden can mean to a teenage girl growing up in West Bengal.
To get started, you need to determine what you would like to grow. The best way to start off is small. Many new gardeners will plant more than they need because it’s so exciting, which results in wasting food and feeling overwhelmed by their garden.
Look at how many people in your family will be eating these vegetables. If you are wanting to grow vegetables such as carrots, radishes, and corn, they produce only once, meaning you’ll have to plant more of those. Tomatoes, peppers, and squash keep providing through the season, so you won’t have to plant as many!
Next is deciding where to plant your garden. Vegetable gardens starting off do not need a large area to grow, so I would start off small with pots or containers on a deck. Now it’s time to pick the perfect spot! To have a successful garden you need to look for these requirements:
Plenty of Water
The closer you plant your garden to a water source, the easier it’ll be for you to supply the garden with water!
Vegetables need at least 6-8 hours of direct sun. But if you don’t have a spot that is in direct sunlight, you are still able to grow many leafy vegetables such as lettuce and spinach.
Your garden will need moist, well-drained soil that’s rich in organic matter to thrive.
After finding the requirements, you are almost there!
Next, you need to plant the seeds in the soil of your garden. Then you just keep up with you plants by continuing to water them and pull the weeds away when needed. And remember to stop and smell the — well, whatever you are growing!
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Fresh strawberries, free wifi and a solar powered charger—right in the middle of the city. Sounds pretty perfect to us.
Whether you need something to make your fish tank a little more exciting or you want to have fresh vegetables grown right in your home, an aquaponics tank is worth checking out.
It may not seem like it at first, but those giant icebergs in the arctic could be supplying Greenland with fresh fruits and vegetables.
Vertical gardens are so great because they take up less room than the usual horizontal gardens. Add a quirky factor to it and they become downright adorable as well.
China’s futuristic Flavors Orchid manages to bring together the best of city and country life.