Planting ‘Forest Gardens’ Can Promote a More Sustainable Food System

Planting ‘Forest Gardens’ Can Promote a More Sustainable Food System

In a natural ecosystem, there are several layers of plant growth, starting with tall trees at the top, with shorter trees, medium and low shrubs, root crops, climbing plants and low-lying ground cover underneath. Home gardens will also benefit from cover crops, helping to improve the soil, attract beneficial insects and capture more sunlight (energy).

How to Grow Eggplant

How to Grow Eggplant

A sterile seed planting mix will give your eggplants the best chance of survival4 and allow you to blend ingredients to amend the medium you’re working with, such as bark, a coconut fiber called coir and vermiculite.5 Avoid synthetic fertilizer.

Over 1 Trillion Trees Need To Be Planted in the Next 10 Years

Over 1 Trillion Trees Need To Be Planted in the Next 10 Years

Australia, as the seventh-largest forested area in the world, is well suited to contribute to the 1 trillion trees goal, and they’ve pledged to plant 1 billion trees by 2050 as part of a forestry plan to meet Paris Agreement targets, including reducing carbon emissions by 26 to 28 percent by 2030.

Growing Sweet Potatoes: How to Grow Sweet Potatoes

Growing Sweet Potatoes: How to Grow Sweet Potatoes

Since the tubers average 4 to 6 inches in length, and the vines can grow up to 20 feet in length, each plant needs plenty of space Water regularly during growing season, but avoid using fertilizer, as this will not improve the size of the tubers (it typically just increases foliage on the vine) The sweet potatoes will be ready to harvest in three to four months, depending on the variety.

Your Guide for Growing Okra

Your Guide for Growing Okra

Red colored okra include Red Velvet, Burgundy and Bowling Red. If you're looking for an oversized vegetable, try the Perkins Mammoth long pod maturing in 60 days and growing to a height of 6 to 10 feet.

How to Grow Honeysuckle

How to Grow Honeysuckle

Mexican honeysuckle (Justicia spicigera), also known as desert honeysuckle, is not a real honeysuckle10 but rather a relative of the shrimp plant, another bloom popular in Central Texas.11 While both shrubs and climbing varieties are easy to cultivate, they have different requirements in terms of soil, pruning and training:12