I'm not convinced astroturf is the way to go for my small yard. Does anyone have any ideas for groundcover that is real, requires no mowing, but still allows us to sit on a blanket and read or bask in the sun when the weather allows?
This is Offbeat Home's archive of Plants & Gardening posts.
These posts cover vegetables, flower gardens, houseplants, and the trails and tribulations associated with them.
I do not care what you say; the BEST snack food in the world is edamame. Green, healthy, savory, salty — steamed soybeans have the popability of potato chips, and it's so easy to drop a ton of money on frozen packs of them at the grocery.
Growing my own edamame not only broke free of the frozen food aisle, but inspired a consuming love for these tiny green beans and all their furry hardiness.
I'm gonna give y'all some city vegetable gardening tips that might help you save some cash and beef up your summer dinner menu at the same time. You see what I did there? Food pun!
Let's look at some truths.
We moved into our homestead back in 2006 when it was just a blank canvas of lawn, with a couple old rose bushes here and there. After six years of major landscape changes, it’s about time I got around to making a decent planting plan of the homestead. Using AutoCAD and Illustrator, I came up with a pretty rad (and full-color!) homesteading map.
I'm using my big windows to power a hydroponic garden I hacked together with plastic bottles and a few supplies from Amazon. It is automated, and takes care of the hard stuff for me.