Avoid growing plants of the same family in the same soil each year. By using crop rotation, not only will you be maintaining soil structure and nutrient levels by using crop rotation but you can also prevent diseases and pests from becoming established in the soil. Think about the roots of your plants. It’s a […]
Hydrangea ‘Kardinal Violet’ is compact enough for most gardens. Photograph: Alamy Blooming in spring and summer, the hydrangea is considered a shrub. But despite their ability to be rather large showstoppers in your yard, how to grow hydrangeas isn’t a question even the novice gardener will need to ask – these beauties all but […]
Here’s a great tip from the organic gardening channel MIGardener. He shows how to flick your tomato flowers to increase your harvest from about 25% to about 100%. What would be some other great plants to try this method with?
Working in my own garden today. I think I’ve become a bit obsessed with plants ? Alliums.. Can you have too many Alliums?
Between the convenience of having flavourful herbs on hand whenever you need, and the satisfaction that comes with knowing you grew them yourself, there are lots of reasons to consider starting an indoor herb garden. Imagine seasoning your fresh tomato sauce with a few leaves of freshly picked basil, sprinkling a pinch of cilantro in […]
Mileece is a sonic artist and environmental designer who developed technology to hear the sonic song of plants.
In this episode of Sound Builders, we went to Los Angeles, to meet with Mileece. She’s a sonic artist and environmental designer who’s developed the technology to give silent seedlings a portal to their own sonic expression. Channeling a plant’s sentience into an instrument is no obvious feat. Mileece’s background as an audiophile and programmer […]