Gardens

New herb garden becomes Texas farmer’s cup of tea – CultureMap Austin

Posted: Sunday, June 08, 2014

I tend to be a practical farmer, focusing on okra, squash, zucchini, kale, onions, tomatoes — whatever can be fried, steamed or boiled and served as the major part of a meal. Anything else has always seemed a waste of time and space, a luxury I could do without. Then last January, I met Michael Schoder of Sundown at Granada who showed me a stash of dried herbs…

Project aims to spread community gardening in Mountain View – Alaska Dispatch

Posted: Sunday, June 08, 2014

In a square wooden box in the corner of a backyard in Mountain View, small green tendrils peeked up from the soil. Juanita Zetino’s vegetable seeds were sprouting, fast. “It’s beginning to come up,” Zetino said on a recent morning. After living in Anchorage for nearly three decades, the 57-year-old has begun her first foray into vegetable gardening with the help of a pilot project that delivered a garden right…

Gardening | Taking a peek inside a master gardener’s vegetable gardens – MyrtleBeachOnline.com

Posted: Sunday, June 08, 2014

Gary Forrester is the Senior Extension Agent, Environmental Horticulture and Master Gardener Coordinator for Horry and Georgetown counties. Forrester’s titles alone suggest that his backyard vegetable garden should be interesting to visit. If you know him from the Clemson Extension office you may be even more curious to learn something about his own garden. Forrester built his vegetable gardens five years ago when he renovated his house and landscape. He…

FarmGirls: Garden advice – Waxahachie Daily Light

Posted: Sunday, June 08, 2014

The FarmGirls Marilyn & Donelle Simmons Posted: Saturday, June 7, 2014 8:23 am FarmGirls: Garden advice Marilyn & Donelle Simmons The FarmGirls Waxahachie Newspapers Inc. We have been blessed with an over extended spring and very pleasant temperatures, June is here and the 90’s plus will soon be the norm.   The FarmGirls practice organic and natural methods in our vegetable and perennial gardening that establish plants and their root…

Gardening: Master Gardeners are in on Saturdays – The Spokesman Review

Posted: Sunday, June 08, 2014

If you go The WSU Master Gardener Plant Clinic and Resource Center Where: 222 N. Havana St. When: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays; the clinic is open March through October, Saturday hours are through September Contact: (509) 477-2181, mastergardener@spokanecounty.org or www.spokane-county.wsu.edu/Spokane/eastside/ The Master Gardener Plant Clinic is adding Saturday hours. Through September, the clinic will be open 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays through the end of September at…

World Cup and gardening ‘can match’ – Belfast Telegraph

Posted: Sunday, June 08, 2014

The RHS has urged people not to ignore their gardens during the World Cup 08 June 2014 Gardening experts are urging people not to neglect their gardens during the World Cup and use half-time and time between matches for horticultural jobs. The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has drawn up a list of jobs football fans can do while still watching all the matches they want – and some ideas for…

Spring into fresh produce faster with early season gardening tricks – Ellwood City Ledger

Posted: Saturday, June 07, 2014

Warm weather begs green thumbs across the country to break out their gardening gloves and till the soil for the season’s plantings. Whether this is your first year tending a home garden or it’s something you’ve been doing for decades, gardening offers many rewards, including time spent outdoors, the ability to feel closer to Mother Nature, and of course, the fresh fare plucked just steps from your kitchen. Anyone can…

Gardening: Royal palm better choice to line street – The News-Press

Posted: Saturday, June 07, 2014

The royal palm, Roystonea regia is considered a native species to Florida(Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto) Q: The palm in the attached photo is one of many planted on a street in my neighborhood. It looks like a queen palm to us, but we have been told it’s a royal palm. Our most important question is whether or not it is self-cleaning. Also, we are concerned that queen palms are not native…

Have You Fallen for a Gardening Myth? – Parade

Posted: Friday, June 06, 2014

If you sprinkle coffee grounds around your roses every morning or offer them eggshells and banana peels, you’ve fallen under the spell of an urban garden legend. Don’t feel bad for succumbing to this common horticultural myth. It’s happened to even the most seasoned gardeners, says garden writer and radio show host C.L. Fornari. “It doesn’t do much good, but people have placed their breakfast remains around roses for decades,”…

Ties to gardening, revolution in Finlay exhibition – Boston Globe

Posted: Friday, June 06, 2014

LINCOLN — Imagine yourself strolling through a verdant park, enjoying the pleasant vistas, the richer oxygen, the weird, wrap-around three-dimensionality of it all (so unlike a screen), and then, out of nowhere . . . Zzzzzp. (Ouch!) And a minute later . . . Zzzzzp! (Yeow!) And so on. Not insects, but words deliver these rousing stings. And their little pricks of poison are felt not on the skin but in that part of…

Gardening can burn calories, provide nutrition – The Missoulian

Posted: Thursday, June 05, 2014

The rewards of gardening include more than beautiful blossoms and delicious harvests. The digging, hoeing, planting, weeding, watering and careful tending can enrich your body, the quality of your nutrition and your spirit. And guess what? The physicality of gardening can burn 250 to 300 calories per hour – similar to a brisk walk – while increasing your mobility, strength and endurance. Gripping, stooping, lifting, stretching, walking, standing, kneeling and…

‘Roots For The Home Team’ Teaches Gardening, Business To Youth – CBS Local

Posted: Thursday, June 05, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The Minnesota Twins and Milwaukee Brewers finish a four game, home-and-home series Thursday at Target Field. And when you go to a game, salads aren’t what you usually think about eating. But that may soon change. Kids are growing vegetables across the Twin Cities metro and creating delicious salads to sell at Target Field. WCCO-TV spent Thursday morning with the folks from Roots for the Home Team,…

Edyn Is A Gardening Monitor That Sends Moisture, Temperature Data Back To … – TechCrunch

Posted: Thursday, June 05, 2014

The Internet of Things is coming to a garden near you. Last fall, a company called Soil IQ made the finals at TechCrunch Disrupt with a soil monitor that continuously sends data on moisture and temperature back to the cloud. It was co-founded by a Princeton grad and soil scientist named Jason Aramburu, who had worked with hundreds of Kenyan farmers to increase crop yields. He then teamed up with…

‘Roots For The Home Team’ Teaches Gardening, Business To Youth – CBS Local

Posted: Thursday, June 05, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The Minnesota Twins and Milwaukee Brewers finish a four game, home-and-home series Thursday at Target Field. And when you go to a game, salads aren’t what you usually think about eating. But that may soon change. Kids are growing vegetables across the Twin Cities metro and creating delicious salads to sell at Target Field. WCCO-TV spent Thursday morning with the folks from Roots for the Home Team,…

Get gardening questions ready for Ask the Ground Crew live chat, noon to 1 pm … – The Plain Dealer

Posted: Thursday, June 05, 2014

View full sizeIs it OK to divide daffodil bulbs? Ask the Ground Crew during a live chat Tuesday, June 10. Lee Reich, AP  CLEVELAND, Ohio — Do you have questions about the best way to water your lawn, plant a rain garden or prune hydrangeas? The Ground Crew, a panel of horticultural experts, will host a live chat to answer readers’ questions from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 10…

This High-Tech Aeroponic Gardening System Lets You Water Your Plants From … – Betabeat

Posted: Thursday, June 05, 2014

“Sprout to table” (via SproutsIO) The days of getting down and dirty in the garden are over. A new indoor food growing system allows users to Face Time with their fruits and veggies and even water them from afar with one click on the app. The SproutsIO system was developed by students at the MIT Media Lab so even those who live in cramped Willamsburg apartments can have fresh, homegrown…

Edyn’s smart gardening system gives your plants exactly what they need – Engadget

Posted: Thursday, June 05, 2014

Smart home gardening devices frequently tell you that your plants need a little TLC, but they don’t always deliver it; you frequently have to bring out a hose or watering can. If Edyn successfully funds its Smart Garden System, you may not have to trudge out to the backyard quite so often. The core is a WiFi-connected sensor that detects both the soil quality and ambient conditions, cross-checking those…

Five things to do today – growing herbs, Dunkel Dare, film festival – Philly.com (blog)

Posted: Thursday, June 05, 2014

I have a secret for you. Better yet, I have five: For a new exhibit: The newest addition to the Delaware Children’s Museum is Nancy Pia’s “Paper, Strings & Other Things.” Her creative pieces use everyday items in collage form. The Wilmington, DE museum is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For game show fans: Mark Summers, the original host of Nickelodeon’s messy game show Double Dare, comes to…

Gardening, agriculture go high-tech – Bloomington Pantagraph

Posted: Thursday, June 05, 2014

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Gardening is getting an infusion of high tech as startups in Silicon Valley and elsewhere turn their technological skills to the popular hobby. A social gardening and food-growing app is being developed by a San Francisco startup, and an affordable hydroponics setup for the home gardener is just reaching the marketplace, developed by a Southern California startup with offices in Berkeley. Beyond that, big agriculture is going…

Gardening calendar: grow more mint and pick sweetpeas – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Wednesday, June 04, 2014

3 Pick sweetpeas Flower power: tie your sweet peas as often as you can so the stems remain strong (ALAMY) They will be starting to flower now, so pick, pick, pick to keep them going as long as possible, as well as giving them a weekly liquid potash-rich feed. Tie them in as often as you can. Left to blow about in the wind, the flowering stems will bend and…

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