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The Cactus Smuggler: Are Desert Plants Being Loved to Extinction?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Keep It Cool: What Desert Plants Can Teach Us About Climate Change. Coyote Scat and Native Plant Conservation. Goettsch is also the lead author on a recent paper, “ High proportion of cactus species threatened with extinction ,” published in the journal Nature Plants.

Woman faces jail for planting a vegetable garden

Green (Living) Review

Michigan woman faces 93 days in jail for planting a vegetable garden By Michael Smith (Veshengro) What precisely is wrong with this? Planting a vegetable garden in the front yard, that was it.

Mixing flowers and vegetables

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The majority of people, even gardeners, always think of flower gardens and vegetable gardens as two separate entities, but there is absolutely no reason to think that this is the way it has to be. It was a mix of vegetables, fruits, flowers, and herbs.

Now is the time to think about vegetable seeds

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Now is the time to think about which seeds to sow and plant in your vegetable garden for the year. The choices are great but there are some varieties of vegetables that are best for all year round cropping and also don't forget the humble edible weeds.

Top Seasonal Foods for our Pantries & Bellies.

Elephant Journal

My mission is to show people how fun and easy it is to prepare a delectable, world-class plant-based cuisine that is. Food Green Health & Wellness cooking healthy foods plant-based seasonal foods vegan vegetables

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Why You Should Always Plant Flowers In Your Vegetable Patch

Green (Living) Review

If you’re still growing flowers and vegetables on opposite sides of your yard, it’s time rethink your garden plan. Plus, planting bee-friendly flowers near your vegetables also supports struggling pollinator populations and biodiversity.

If you are on a plant based diet, stop calling yourself Vegan!

Eccorazzi

There’s a movement hijacking the vegan one, and it’s called “plant-based” This buzzword is getting the kind of attention Paleo misses, and is confusing just as many people. So what is a plant-based diet?

Amazon Biosphere Office Combines Plants and People in Missed Opportunity

Green Prophet

Online retailer Amazon grabbed headlines with their plan to build a biosphere inside transparent glass orbs which will house its Seattle – based workforce and a forest of plants. Architecture & Urban biosphere indigenous plants LEED Masdar Masdar City Turkey

Mixing vegetables and flowers

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The majority of people always think of flower gardens and vegetable gardens as two separate entities, but there’s no reason to think that is the way it has to be so. Those gardens were a mix of vegetables, fruits, flowers, and herbs. Companion planting is the official name for it, but for some gardeners, that might be too scientific and calculated for their tastes. Think about plant forms and foliage too.

Vegetable and Herb Stems: Food or Compost?

Eco-Vegan Girl

Most recipes call for the heads, leaves or flowers of a plant, like broccoli, kale, and herbs such as parsley. Check out my latest piece on Organic Authority , entitled: "Vegetable and Herb Stems: To Eat or Not to Eat ", and learn about all great ways to eat them!

Animal Death in Plant Production Is Not a Reason to Shun Veganism

Eccorazzi

Writer Ari LeVaux circles back to the predictable straw man argument that since animal death is a part of plant production, vegans who consume produce they don’t grow themselves might as well not avoid animal use at all. Okay, here we go again.

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Re-discovering Perennial Vegetables

Green (Living) Review

Seed catalogues are being pored over, dog-eared, and circled, and some folks may have even begun to order vegetable seeds in preparation for early starts indoors. Below are a few perennial vegetables that you might be interested in.

Grow your own small vegetable garden

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Even the smallest space can produce plenty of vegetables, and this has been shown by several “studies”, for lack of a better words, such as the square foot gardening idea of the RHS in Britain. But in order to work the way they did it feeding an family of four from a very, very small space of raised beds, you have to have a way of groping plants on as plugs, ideally, bar those that cannot and should not be done that way.

Double Row Vegetable Gardening 101

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BENEFITS OF USING DOUBLE ROWS The advantage to double row gardening is that with most plants, it allows you to almost double the output of a given area. There are a few types of plants that don’t do well in double row layouts, but most vegetables will do very well this way.

Birders Love Wastewater Treatment Plants

10,000 Birds

Wastewater Treatment Plants are known to birders all over the country as great birding spots. But this post isn’t about Arcata Marsh, it’s about the leaders of our local Audubon Society chapter convincing the local wastewater treatment plant to reopen to the birding community. Although not unusual to see these species in this location, considering the Sacramento River borders the East side of the plant, it seemed rather early to see the Snow Goose.

Square Foot Gardening Plant Spacers (set of three) – Product Review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Have you ever wanted to get into square foot gardening but just could not be bothered with creating, time and again, for planting, the grind pattern made with string?

Five Beautiful Edible Plants in Purple

Green Living Ideas

For many, a garden falls into two camps: vegetables or flowers. The challenge comes when those plants that are considered flowers are edible… or if edible plants are to be used for aesthetic reasons. This is a plant best purchased rather than grown from seed.

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Container Gardening: The Best 16 Plants for Your Home Garden

Green Living Ideas

Whether you are planting in the ground or undertaking container gardening, these 16 plants will be easy to grow. Choose plants that you want to eat and that will add variety and joy to your life. Always choose organic plants and organic pest control methods when possible, and delight in fresh, as-local-as-possible produce. Best 16 Plants for Your Home Garden. Add some tropical flair to your garden with these plants!

Boost Your Natural Immune System With Medicinal Plants and Herbs

Green Prophet

Natural food users are aware of a number of herbs and vegetables to give a natural boost to human immune systems that are often weakened by taking too many antibiotics. Bell Peppers: These sweet tasting vegetables come in different colors, ranging from light green to red.

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Recovery: Prairie Reprise

Nature Conservancy - Science

But prairie vegetation evolved with grazing. Bison, elk, prairie dogs and a host of other herbivores consumed forage, creating diversity of vegetation to which other species adapted. America has plowed, developed and otherwise destroyed or degraded vast expanses of native prairie.

Chicago’s urban farming produces fresh veggies all year, 24/7

Green Prophet

The project produces a number of green vegetables and herbs ; including basil, baby greens, broccoli, and kale. He says that this investment is worthwhile, considering the demand for fresh vegetable produce in the Chicago metro area alone.

THE MOST PROFITABLE PLANTS IN YOUR VEGETABLE GARDEN

Green (Living) Review

Many vegetables can be expensive to purchase by growing the most expensive vegetables in your garden and buying the least inexpensive vegetables at your grocery store you can easily help drop your food budget.

Can Grasslands, The Ecosystem Underdog, Play an Underground Role in Climate Solutions?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Native prairie plants have long, dense root systems that store carbon themselves as well as cycle carbon between the above ground vegetation and the soil for storage. Climate Change Climate Forest Carbon Grasslands Native Plants Soil Science

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Volunteer Vegetables

Green (Living) Review

Therefore, allow me to explain what I understand under volunteer vegetables, or volunteer plants in general. I know they say that the proof of the pudding is in the eating and thus the jury is still out as to whether the result of the plants are many good potatoes but.

17 Vegetables That Grow Well In The Shade

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Most vegetables are high-light plants because they have to produce food. However, there are a number of shade tolerant vegetables. Leafy vegetables and herbs are at the top of the list because their food production as well as storage happens right there on the leaves.

7 Fruits And Vegetables You Can Grow In Hanging Baskets

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Growing vegetables and fruits in hanging baskets frees up space in your garden (and on your back porch) so that you can grow even more plants in a small space. But there are still plenty of smaller plants that won't break your basket. Hanging baskets aren't just for flowers.

4 Vegetables you can plant now for a fall harvest

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If you plant some of these classic root crops now, you can still enjoy fresh homegrown produce well into late autumn. Before you go out and buy seed, check the average first frost date for your area, and plant accordingly.

Free planting calendar for vegetable container gardening

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) A handy planting calendar from the folks at Burgon & Ball and the Royal Horticultural Society (UK) is available for download. The nice folks at B&B have teamed up with the Royal Horticultural Society to create a handy vegetable planning guide and calendar for container gardeners. Tags: Burgon and Ball planting calendar for vegetable container gardening 5-a-day Garden

Plant a Summer Garden. ~ Amy Cushing

Elephant Journal

Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Food Green Z ADMIN Food Featured Today Z ADMIN Green Featured Today container gardening environment food garden gardening green health health wellness herb garden herbs summer summer garden vegetable garden vegetables

Want to mix flowers and vegetables in the border

Green (Living) Review

Companion planting too can be used as some vegetables do benefit from growing with certain flowers such as Marigolds, and others. Then again, a well kept vegetable garden, especially when the plants, such as beans and peas, and others which are meant to flower, do flower can be a very pretty sight as well.

Saving Vegetable Seeds

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How to keep the ones you love… seeds of plants that is Saving and storing seeds from your own vegetable and herb crops is a thrifty way to perpetuate your favorite varieties from year to year.

Plants Of The Quran: Garlic (Th?m)

Green Prophet

For a small vegetable, garlic sure has a big reputation. Tip: NOW it is a little late into the season for planting garlic but sowing before any frost/snow (it snowed here in the UK last week!), More holy greens: Plants Of The Quran: Pomegranate.

Gazan farmer is a role model for urban agriculture

Green Prophet

His ground level garden boasts aubergines and a variety of green leafy vegetables, which he nurtures using homemade organic pest-control solutions consisting of garlic, pepper, and soap. Abu Nasser adds minerals such as magnesium and calcium to the water, and watches how the plants react.

Five Endangered Species Recoveries You’ve Never Heard Of

Nature Conservancy - Science

Enjoy these five successes: a reptile, mammal, plant, fish and bird. They will eat vegetation. The lizards thrived in their island life until nonnative goats, pigs and rabbits ate most of the vegetation, and feral cats ate the lizards themselves.

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Morflora’s Plant “Vaccine” Boosts Food Production Without Using GMOs

Green Prophet

We can deliver any genetic trait to any seed, and the delivered gene does not transform the genome of the treated plant,” Dotan Peleg, CEO of Morflora told me. “We We keep the plant intact so that the next generation of seeds of the plants will look totally unchanged.

Tips for Planting Vegetables | Your Organic Garden | Living Green.

Living Green & Saving Energy

Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy Tips for Planting Vegetables In Your Organic Garden by greenwise on March 19, 2011 Organic gardening allows you to control the chemicals, or lack thereof, coming into contact with your homegrown fruit and vegetables. What vegetables should you plant and when? To minimize transplant shock, plant late in the day on a cloudy afternoon.

Tips for Planting Vegetables In Your Organic Garden

Living Green & Saving Energy

Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy Tips for Planting Vegetables In Your Organic Garden by greenwise on March 19, 2011 Organic gardening allows you to control the chemicals, or lack thereof, coming into contact with your homegrown fruit and vegetables. What vegetables should you plant and when? To minimize transplant shock, plant late in the day on a cloudy afternoon.

Top 10 Perennial/Ornamental Vegetables

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This is one version of my ''Top 10'' perennial vegetables – a version drawn up with a mixed cottage garden style planting in mind. I raised a few from seed last year, kept the tubers over the winter and planted them out in late spring.

4 Reasons to Plant a Vegetable Garden in the Front Yard

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One of the first landscaping changes we made upon moving into our new house last year was getting rid of several sprawling, weed-ridden mounds of winter jasmine that were choking the life out of all the plants in our front yard.

A Vegetable Growing Cheat Sheet [infographic]

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Click here to download the vegetable growing cheat sheet for print and mobile. Good to be Home’s downloadable Vegetable Growing Cheat Sheet is a complete chart of all the vegetables you may want to grow this summer.