Before & After: A Side Yard Goes from Barren to Bountiful | If you live in a typical suburban house, chances are good you have a side yard — a barren little strip of land between the side of the house and the fence covered in grass or rocks and probably not much else. But one California homeowner, instead of seeing an awkward, useless space, only saw potential.
Follow all these tips to make growing healthy and fruitful tomato plants easy. 1. Plant your tomato plant in a place with 10 hours of direct sunlight. 2. Have enough space between plants for air flow. 3. Soak the base of your tomato plants once a week or more during those hot summer days. 4. Pinch and remove suckers that develop in the crotch joint of two branches. 5. Use a tomato cage to support your plants. 6. When your tomato plant reaches 3 ft. tall, remove the leaves from the ...
Aquaponics -- WOW! It would be awesome to adapt the system into something more pretty, like a larger man-made pond with fish and raised beds for the plants with the hoses and reservoir hidden underground or something.
Covered Greenhouse Garden: The Oregon Trail look. Since we've moved here, we've had some windy nights and some CRAZY 30 mph windy nights. On top of that, the neighbors all comment on the foggy summers. So to help my future tomatoes out, I decided to build them a little green house to protect them from the wind and to elevate the temperature during the colder days. This should also help me with the "year round" gardening Bay Area people seem so keen on.