Category Archives: Garden

Pocket Vegetable Garden

Hubby is so excited about growing a mini vegetable garden. He started with the sili labuyo plant (chili pepper) which I bought from Halamanan sa Pasig last month. I also purchased from them three Bacularis plants which are known for its air-purifying quality.

He got inspired by the siling labuyo plant that he decided to also plant tomato seeds, spring onion stalk, more sili seeds and later kinchay or Chinese celery.

Update: We have already picked at least eight ripened chilis. Their so small but spicy.

We’ve got tomatoes growing right here. I’m excited for this project. We’ve been planning to have our own vegetable garden for so long and it is slowly being realized this year.

Update: The young onion (upper right corner) and the celery (lower right side) died. The tomatoes grew a bit.

Planting is one of the small things that made hubby and me happy these days. It’s something that eases off our stress and worries from day to day. We are not getting any younger and simple activity like this is beneficial to both our mental and emotional health

My certified plantito hubby. 😀 This batch (of plant) will serve as fence right outside our window to secure it from irresponsible neighbors who leave their garbage and whatnot on the sidewalk.

Landscaping in a Dry Climate

Outdoor spaces are essential for bringing us close to nature. Being in a green space has a positive effect on our health and psyche. When you live in a dry climate or are going through a drought, it can be challenging to maintain the plants you love. Fortunately, there are some tips for landscaping when you don’t have access to an ever-flowing source of water.

Xeriscaping

Xeriscaping is the art of creating a pleasing outdoor space that doesn’t require water from irrigation. In this kind of design, you’ll empty plants that are native to the region, so they are accustomed to the soil and levels of rainfall. Lawns typically cannot exist in xeriscaping, but gravel and native grasses take its place. There’s a peacefulness to a landscape designed with xeriscaping in mind. There’s no concern about watering or protecting from frost or pests.

Artificial Turf

If you’re someone who loves the way a green lawn makes you feel, consider investing in synthetic turf. It may cost you upfront, but the amount of time and money you will save on maintenance will be worth the initial price. Artificial turf Thousand Oaks has some great examples. It is so realistic now; you really can’t tell the difference unless you inspect it.

Permaculture

Permaculture is a way to design your outdoor space, so there is no energy loss. Many of you have heard of companion planting. When you plant corn an beans next to each other, the nutrients one plant puts in the soil, the other plant uses, and vice versa. This idea can be applied to your whole home and yard if done correctly. For irrigation needs, you can harvest rainwater or install a gray water system.

Just because you live in the desert or are experiencing a drought does not mean you can’t have a beautiful garden!

No Dirt Growing

Do you want to garden and produce beautiful or useful plants without worrying about soil or weather conditions? Then you want to try hydroponics. As you get started with hydroponic growing, it’s helpful to find and buy grow kits, such as this one at www.aquaculture-hydroponics.co.uk, and you can also see more. Setting up a grow room creates the right environment for your plants and makes managing your soil-free garden that much easier.

While growing your own plants may seem overwhelming at first, aquaculture-hydroponics sells kits like Bud box aphonic Tent Kit that packages everything you need to get you started with your adventures in growing without soil. One can encounter many problems when beginning this type of gardening, and a grow kit that can be purchased and assembled is quite useful in minimizing problems that may occur (including bugs, rotting and dying plants, and inefficient or totally ineffective systems that may damage your yield). A grow kit (view our selections here) can help mitigate the difficulties you may encounter by providing you with everything you need to get started.

Visit here to see other hydroponics kits designed to meet the needs of beginning growers. Other kits to consider include the Bud box Basic Tent Kit Titan + or Titan1, both from aquaculture-hydroponics.co.uk which cater to different growing needs. Another useful aspect of the packaged kits is the security and discretion, meaning that your plants stay undisturbed and your system remains more stable. The automation of the kit systems is also a plus, as it means less work for you! Such kits also have the advantage of being lightproof and lockable, meaning that you have more control over you plants, yields, and growing area.

A filtration kit is another useful tool to help you optimize your indoor, dirt-free growing space. Filtration kits, such as the one found in the Bud box Basic Tent Kit to help to optimize the growing environment and help you meet your goals of production. A kit also takes the danger out of designing your light source and enclosure material; a reflective inner coating and flame retardant material will keep you from worrying about your system when you leave.

Hydroponic systems can help you get the plants and results you want, and a kit, particularly one from aquaculture-hydroponics.co.uk (our selections can be viewed here) will take the guesswork out of the design.