Herbs in containers on a balcony (Urban Grow)

I like the messages on the “Urban Grow” weblog very much. I am particularly interested in container gardening for its application possibilities in the drylands to help the rural people to food with a minimum of water. These contributions on the way vegetables and herbs can be grown on balconies or windowsills, are encouraging people to start gardening in the most difficult circumstances, e.g. in desertlike areas. Thanks for the support. I like to see more on the results obtained, so that we can stimulate the poor people living in harsh conditions.



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Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Why herbs on a balcony?

Balcony herbs
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Balcony herbs: Thyme, Purple Basil, Oregano, Lovage

Among many other uses, herbs have been very important part of culinary practice for ages and still are. The best way to add some real natural flavor to your food is to season it with some of your precious homegrown herbs. Most of culinary herbs are pretty easy to cultivate, so almost everybody can grow his/her own herb garden with minimum effort. The one thing these plants love is the sun, so make sure they have enough of it! And one more thing, herbs usually don’t require a lot of moisture, so there’s no need for every day watering. Balcony garden, container or a window box, it doesn’t matter, because there’s always a way to find some space for a couple of your favorite herbs. Continue reading Herbs in containers on a balcony (Urban Grow)

Gardening common herbs (Technorati / Herb Gardening)

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Monday, 2 July 2007

Herb Gardening – Common Herbs – Basil, Dill, Lavender

Creating an herb garden is fun and practical. The aromas are wonderful, the view is beautiful, and many can be used as medicines or for cooking. Growing them is easy. They’re hardy and thrive well in all kinds of soils. But for optimal results, it’s helpful to keep in mind a few things about each specific one.
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Tips for herb gardening in containers (Technorati / Herb Gardening)

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Monday, 9 July 2007

Herb Gardening – Container Gardening Tips

Container gardening can have a dozen advantages over ordinary, outdoor gardening. You can bring plants indoors for winter, or grow them in the house all year round. Soil control is surer, since nothing can get in the pot but what you put there. Light control is simpler – you can move a container into shade or put it near a window or under a lamp. But container gardening can be tricky. Nature does an excellent job of controlling moisture and nutrients, given good soil to begin with. Adjusting these and other factors artificially requires some care. That care starts with selecting the right plants. Fortunately for anyone interested in container gardening, there are a dozen herbs that will grow in pots of all shapes and sizes. Continue reading Tips for herb gardening in containers (Technorati / Herb Gardening)