Growing sprouts is super easy, super inexpensive, super nutritious, and makes a super great project for those who aren’t home often and have a hard time taking care of other plants.
Simply pick your seeds, such as “alfalfa, broccoli, buckwheat, cabbage, chickpea, garlic, lentil, oats, yellow mustard, peas, onion, radish, sunflower, fennel, arugula, pink kale, fenugreek, wheat, or wheatgrass.” Soak them overnight, and then let ’em sprout!
If you’ve never dug for potatoes, you don’t know what you’re missing. Finding spuds hiding in dirt is sort of like uncovering buried treasure. That is until your garden fork impales one of the darlings.
Generally speaking, a potato patch involves a good amount of garden space, which means patio and balcony crops are out of the question, right? Nope. According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, you can grow potatoes in a garbage can, or any large container, for that matter. Continue Reading
The epitome of DIY-ing in this economy is being played out in the growing (sorry) number of dutiful stewards planting a victory garden. This week the L.A. Times shined the light on this trend and environmentally responsible activity of good old-fashioned garden tending.
Due to food shortages during World War II, Americans were urged by the government to plant their own gardens. By 1943, Americans had planted more than 20 million Victory Gardens that reportedly produced more than 8 million tons of food. Continue Reading
This is probably something you’ve never considered–I know I hadn’t. Growing our own lily pads. Think Geek makes the process painless with their DIY lily pad kit ($7.99), which comes with 3 lotus seeds, decorative acrylic rocks and a clear bowl in which to grow them. Frogs are extra.