Instant Green Thumb: HUI!

You tried growing veggies at home and failed? Don’t toss in the towel. The difference between a brown thumb and a green one is pretty simple. You have to give the plant the right environment and care, which does take some trial and error… But now you can tap into a green thumb mastermind, and succeed at growing your own food anywhere. It doesn’t matter how little you know about growing plants of any kind. A high five to the Grow & Help team in Madrid for inventing the smart approach to vegetable gardening – the HUI!. It knows...

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Best Urban Garden Beans

Here’s something that every veggie grower will find useful. I’ve discovered how to grow more green beans (a.k.a snap beans) in your garden without a larger space. You don’t need to plant more seeds, or use a special fertilizer to get higher production from bean plants in your garden. Get better beans, harvest flexibility, and a dual crop too. The secret? The variety you grow. I’ve grown a number of different bean varieties over the years. After helping my mom harvest her bush beans throughout my childhood, I stuck to pole beans once out on my own. It’s too...

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World’s Largest Wall Farm

Outdoor hydroponic farming took place in a big way over the 2015 growing season in Milano, Italy. Some call the wall farm a “green wall,” and green it is, showcasing American innovations in growing food on the east wall of the U.S. Pavilion at the World’s Fair. The theme this year was feeding the planet, and the United States exhibition was called, American Food 2.0. Along with┬átechno food production U.S. style, attendees were introduced to the American phenomenon of the food truck with mobile chefs featuring harvests from the hydro wall in the menus. There was also a James...

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Best 1st Indoor Garden Tips

If you’ve just recently gotten interested in growing your own fresh food, you’re likely wondering which system will help you learn to be an awesome indoor gardener? There’s so many types of hydroponic systems to consider! Space and budget constraints can really put a damper on your garden-to-table vision too, so you want to make the right choices in the beginning. But you need to learn to walk before you can run. Even if you’ve been veggie gardening outdoors for years, bringing the garden inside presents you with a learning curve that is all about the plants – not...

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GMO – Roundup News: October

Why is it that only part of the world can escape being force fed things they don’t want to eat? Two-thirds of European Union’s countries have opted out on GMO crops in accordance with the choices left to them following the EU’s FESA ruling on their safety several months ago. ┬áThe rest of the 28 countries in the EU aren’t likely to follow suit, because the deadline to reject Monsanto’s seed sales in their territory ended on October 2nd. The rejection included most of the UK, but not England. Joining them in a partial national ban was Belgium, while...

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