credit: Mother Earth NewsWhen you have a limited amount of space to farm, you want to make the most out of your designated planting area, containers included. One way to maximize your alloted space is to integrate some successive planting methods.
Successive planting, also known as succession planting, is a proven way to extend your growing season and yield by spreading out the planting of multiple crops or planting varieties with different maturity times. Here are some of the most effective successive planting methods:
Coffee is a lifestyle and part of daily routines the world over. That means there are a lot of leftover coffee grounds to keep our world population alert and moving throughout the day.
Did you know that those coffee grounds are brown “gold” for the garden? Here are a few uses:
Sprouts are so easy to grow, we just can’t stop squawking about it. After teaching our first sprouting class, we wanted to share how-to grow and use these nutrient dense super foods. Please enjoy the CliffsNotes version of our crash course on sprouting here and the recipes we taste tested.
This is all you need to get sprouting:
Why should you eat your reds? Because they contain lycopene and that greatly reduces the chance of prostate cancer. Greens helps you builds healthy cells and genetic material while orange fruits and vegetable provide support to your immune system to name a few. The Nutrition Rainbow demonstrates how the color of food is linked to specific health benefits.
It has been a while since the last post as time was needed to gain perspective on what is most important to GreenUp! Solutions. That was easy! Community is most important, one that helps improve your lifestyle and environment, while saving money.
If you want to grow-your-own food with little effort I recommend starting with lettuce. Growing lettuce is a good way to offset your food costs. Lettuce is easy to grow, making it a great starter crop for adults and kids to learn valuable gardening skills. Here are some tips on growing lettuce with a goal of a longer harvest period to get the best bang for your buck.
When Winter hits, our windows may remain closed and the air becomes stale. Here are 6 air purifying indoor plants to help clear the air inside your home or office.
Now that Grey Thursday, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are over with, let’s talk real money savings. As an aspiring parent, I have to give props to all you out there raising children. I calculated how much it is to raise a child from birth to 18 and it ranged from $410,000 to $530,000 dependent upon specific factors including location and whether upper education is being paid by the parent. With food, energy and general living costs on the up-and-up, finding new/old ways to bring down expenses is welcome with open arms.
Now I have heard everything. Apparently some retailers are open on Thanksgiving, calling it Grey Thursday and many are not happy about this unorthodox shopping day. This year make an effort to avoid the big box stores, crowds and crack-of-dawn shopping excursions so you can take the day off. I have not shopped on Black Friday for as long as I can remember for the previously mentioned reasons. What I will wholeheartedly support is Small Business Saturday on November 24th, which is the Saturday after Black Friday after Grey Thursday.