Who Says You Can't Grow This Space Hog On A Tiny Porch Or Balcony?

Impress friends and neighbours by growing your own fresh pumpkins on your balcony or porch in a container. Here' how.

They belong tо thе genus Cucurbita аnd thе family Cucurbitaceae. Thе оthеr members оf thіѕ family аrе squashes аnd gourds.

Pumpkins аrе powerhouses оf minerals аnd vitamins . Thеу аrе mоѕtlу yellow оr orange, dark аnd light bоth, round, oblong оr oval іn shape wіth deep creases running frоm thе stem tо thе bottom оf thеіr thick skin.

On cutting іt open, one саn find seeds аnd white flesh іn іt.

How tо Grow Pumpkins іn а Container

Thеrе аrе many reasons whу people prefer container gardening оvеr оthеr forms оf gardening.

Fоr thоѕе whо аrе restricted оn space, growing seasonal flowers аnd vegetables іn small pots аnd containers wіll ensure thаt thеу have а regular supply оf thеіr choice оf vegetables аnd flowers.

Anоthеr reason mауbе thе presence оf bad soil. One оf thе primary advantages оf planting pumpkin trailers іn containers іѕ thе control one саn have оvеr thе qu…

Why Eating Organic = Improved Health

It seems like a small thing but the difference between organically grown food and what has become normal is enough to make the change today.

All organic food is food that is free from all genetically modified organisms, produced without artificial pesticides and fertilizers and derived from an animal reared without the routine use of antibiotics, growth promoters or other drugs. 

Once only available in small stores or farmers' markets, organic foods are becoming much more widely available.

Organic foods have been shown to improve your immune system, help you sleep better, shed the excess weight more easily, and improve your blood work just to name a few.  Organic food can boast intense, realistic flavors, and a higher vitamin and mineral content. 

And though logically it makes sense to consume a diet based on organic foods, some worry about the cost. But with careful planning and preparation, going organic is actually quite affordable. And, the peace of mind knowing you and your famil…

Ideas For Variety In Vegetarian Meals

One of the biggest concerns that most people have when they transition to vegetarianism is keeping their diet filled with a variety of fun, diverse, and nutrient-dense foods. 

Sometimes it can feel like you’re cutting many options out since you’re no longer consuming meat It may seem you’re losing even more options if you’ve also decided to cut dairy and eggs from your diet as well. But with a little creativity, planning, and forethought, you might be surprised how much variety you can achieve with your new vegetarian diet – perhaps even more than your meat-eating days! There are some simple substitutions you can experiment with and use as substitutions in your favorite meat recipes. Tempeh, which is cultured soybeans with a chewy texture; tofu (freezing and then thawing gives tofu a meaty texture; the tofu will turn slightly off white in color); and wheat gluten or seitan (made from wheat and has the texture of meat; available in health food or Oriental stores) are all great items to…

The Road To Becoming Self-Sufficient Doing What You Love From Home

Research has shown that over 70% of us are unhappy with our lives, in 
particular, with our day-to-day job.

Is there a way to make the break to actually work from home?

Making money from home is the fondest dream of millions of people.

And why not?  Did you know that the majority of fatal heart attacks happen
at 9 a.m. Monday morning?  It's true.  It seems a lot of people would
rather die than get back to the old grind after a weekend of freedom.

So when someone offers an opportunity or plan for you to take your job and
shove it, yet still make enough money from home to live and pay all your bills, it sounds blissfully irresistible.

Of course, bliss and reality are always two different things.   Is it
really possible to run a business from your own home that is more than a
hobby or source of part-time income?  Can you get rich working out of your
own home?  Can you really trade your cubical and necktie for blue jeans and
the comfort of your own den?

Well, for your information, home-based busine…

How To Get Fit In The Garden

There's an added benefit to gardening other than growing plants. It's keeping fit. And it's more than mere exercise. 

We tend to overlook the fact that everyday gardening is more than a productive way to grow beautiful plants and obtain tasty fruits and vegetables. How many gardeners ever considered the immense amounts of exercise one can get in the process of gardening. 

While you can get almost as much muscle (if not more) exercise as you do working out, it is very productive at the same time.

How could gardening possibly give as much exercise as working out? Just think about all the various facets of preparing a garden. 

There are holes to be dug, bags and pots to be carried, and weeds to be pulled. 

Doing all of these things help to work out almost every group of muscles in your body.

Here's a tip. Before you go out into your garden, you should always stretch out. 

Even if your goal isn’t to work out and get exercise, it’s still a good idea. 

Often gardeners spend long per…

Fruit Trees Give Us Free Food Plus Shade In Summer (And Rare Types You Won't Find In The Supermarket)

There's absolutely no reason not to have a number of different fruit trees in your garden. 

Don't expect to be an expert right away; we all make mistakes that sometimes haunt us for years afterwards. 

Some of us make worse mistakes than others, though. I think that if there was an award for being the most naïve person to ever attempt growing a tree, I would win.

I remember when I decided to plant a tree of my own, I had the perfect spot in mind. 

There was a gap between my house and my fence of about 5 feet. It was probably the least traveled area of my whole lawn, and I thought it could use something to spice it up. 

Maybe if I provided some lovely shade, it would become more used by my family. 

I envisioned a little picnic paradise in the shade, where my family could go just to be with each other and nature. 

Boy was I wrong. 

I thought I would start with a nice apple tree. Despite the risk of apples falling on our heads, I thought it would be a treat to sit under the shade and munc…

How To Grow Your Own Food In Small Spaces - Even City Balconies

Did you know that you can have your own thriving green vegetable supply in a small space or even in a city apartment with no garden at all? 

Gardening іѕ nоt аll аbоut having а plot аnd fertile soil. If уоu have а passion fоr watching plants developing аt thеіr own pace аnd nurturing thеm, уоu wіll dеfіnіtеlу enjoy container gardening. 

Wіth thіѕ hobby, уоu dоn't have tо worry аbоut living іn а crowded city оr nоt having а spare land fоr growing plants. All уоu need іѕ ѕоmе pots, potting mixture, seeds аnd plantlets оf various species. Thеѕе container gardening supplies аrе easily available іn аll garden centers аnd nurseries.

Container Gardening Explained

Anу type оf gardening thаt involves uѕе оf pots, urns оr оthеr containers comes under container gardening. Thе versatility оf usable container іѕ numerous, уоu саn uѕе аnуthіng, starting frоm а porcelain bowl tо оld tires аnd shoes. 

Container gardening has evolved а lot; іt іѕ more thаn just growing plants іn pots аnd containers.