Category Archives for "Green Home"
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 […]Continue reading
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 […]Continue reading
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 […]Continue reading
The first step to growing in the Tower Garden is getting some seedlings started.Most of the time, this is easy and straightforward (especially with the high-quality seeds from Juice Plus+).Eventually, though, you’ll encounter seeds that stubbornly refuse to sprout.And then you’ll be looking for alternative ways to start seeds.Below are the three most common ways […]Continue reading
When you go on vacation, you don’t expect to bring home plants—for free!But that’s exactly what happened.It pays to stay with a friend who has a green thumb, a productive garden, and a generous heart.My friend Imie’s garden (Image Credit: Imie Belanger)And that’s just what I did.So here’s what I brought home with me….Pilea Peperomioides […]Continue reading