Living in a city often means dealing with a lack of space, particularly yard space. If you are lucky enough to have an outdoor space, but do not have access to land, this DIY wooden wine box planter might just provide the perfect solution. Fern Richardson, author of Small-Space Container Gardens and writer of the site Life on the Balcony, explains:
Raised Garden Beds: Mixed a bunch of theories and practices... Sheet mulching; layer in greens, dried stuff, soil, and whatever available, letting it compost in place, adding soil on top and planting. Hugelkultur, which is burrying a pile of wood, covering with green stuff and soil and planting over it. Wood becomes a slow compost source and also a reservoir of water for dry months. Raised beds in themselves have a bunch of plusses...
Did you know that tomatoes hate cucumbers? While they might taste great together in a salad, tomato plants actually dislike growing in close proximity to any member of the curcurbit family, which includes cucumbers. Tomatos love carrots and basil, however – so planting these together will actually make them each grow more vigorously! Sounds hokey? The
The Urb Garden, designed by Xavier Calluaud, is a vertical garden outfitted with modular cubby holes and an integrated worm farm, making it a perfect all-in-one solution for urban gardeners. As an added bonus, when fully planted, the Urb Garden looks a lo