Category Archives for "Gardening"

August 24, 2020

I Joined A Local Gardening Community!

Gardening community

If you recall, in the previous post, I recommended joining a seed/plant exchange group on Facebook.Well, I took my own advice and joined this one:Here’s a seed and plant exchange group I found after a quick search on Facebook.A lot has happened since then.I’ve:given away all my extra lemongrass plantsreceived a couple of comfrey plants […]

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August 19, 2020

Tower Garden Growing In a Heat Wave

Tower Garden in a Heat Wave

Whether or not you believe in climate change, the fact is that summer can get hot enough to stress out the plants in your Tower Garden.And that would be bad news on so many levels.Stressed out plants emit a hormone that attracts pests.Besides, under heat stress, plant growth and production suffer. Some plants, like lettuce […]

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August 18, 2020

Effective Microorganisms in the Tower Garden Aeroponic System

Effective Microorganisms in Tower Garden

Here’s my latest experiment on my Tower Garden: using Effective Microorganisms or EM.What are Effective Microorganisms?Effective Microorganisms have many benefits in gardening.Effective Microorganisms are a specific combination of three types of naturally occurring microbes:Lactic acid bacteria – The same bacteria used to make fermented foods like sauerkraut and cheeseBeneficial yeast – Good yeast, like the […]

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August 17, 2020

My Childhood with Plants

Childhood plants

Having a mom with a green thumb, I grew up surrounded by plants.I thought it was completely normal to have plants everywhere, both outside and inside the house.My big sister and me beside one of my mom’s houseplants.I remember large, tropical plants in our living room. I got a kick out of wiping each deep […]

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