Solving Your Gardening Needs with a Vegepod

Imagine gardening in comfort. You’re not alone in this. Sometimes it’s hard. Ground-level gardening can be rough on your knees and back, regardless of our gardening environment or age! Kneel-down, bend-over gardening presents a few physical challenges with ground-level garden beds. What if you found a perfect solution that not only mitigates the strain, but actually does some of the work for you? Close your eyes for a moment. Imagine,…

Tips For Keeping Rabbits Out Of Your Garden

Sometimes it’s better to see a pest problem as the normal way nature enters and adapts to a particular niche in the environment created by things like availability of food, cover, and absence of predators. Animals don’t appear magically on the scene for no reason, they simply exploit available food resources and habitat. Once we understand this, we can learn about them and adapt ourselves to their habits. That way,…

China Tells Troops to Put Down Their Guns, Take Up Their Shovels and Plant Trees

China is going to war with a new kind of enemy — industrial air pollution. The People’s Liberation Army has reassigned 60,000 troops to plant 16 million acres of trees to help clean the air. Air pollution is such a serious problem in the country it was responsible for one-third of all deaths there in 2016. By the end of this year, troops will have planted an air pollution-absorbing “sponge”…

Study: Eating Mushrooms Twice a Week Dramatically Reduces Cognitive Decline

A new study found people who ate mushrooms at least twice a week were half as likely to develop mild cognitive impairment. Mild cognitive impairment is the stage between the expected cognitive decline of normal aging and the more serious decline of dementia. It can cause problems with memory, language, attention and locating objects. For the study, researchers from the National University of Singapore followed the diets of over 600…

Check out this DREAM tiny house with an attached GREENHOUSE!

Here’s an attractive modern home built by Olive Nest Tiny Homes, nicknamed The Elsa, in some ways the tiny house that’s unlike any other tiny house you’ve ever seen. When at it’s destination, the tiny house has a separate trailer that connects with it and has a greenhouse mounted to it. In essence, a two-trailer tiny house setup that turns into one. The inside is just as impressive as the…

ONE DRAGONFLY CAN EAT HUNDREDS OF MOSQUITOS A DAY. KEEP THESE PLANTS IN YOUR YARD TO ATTRACT DRAGONFLIES!

It’s possible to help reduce mosquito populations around your house without using nasty chemicals. Did you know that dragonflies are the biggest predators of mosquitos and can eat hundreds of them a day? This makes them a great addition to your garden and the safest natural pest control. They keep the mosquito population in check. Dragonflies eat mosquitoes, both at the larval stage and as adults. Having a few dragonflies…

Gardening Know How Sponsorship Recipient: Auburn University Community Garden

This year, Gardening Know How’s School and Community Garden Sponsorship Program was fortunate enough to help support 20 gardens with $1,000 each. These gardens represent a wide array of community and school programs, from Florida to Saskatchewan and many places in between. Each has its own unique and powerful story, and we’re excited to share them with you. Every other week we highlight one of our sponsorship recipients to help…

Top 5 DIY Hacks For Testing Your Soil

Soil quality is one of the most important (and most commonly overlooked) aspects of gardening. Understanding the kind of soil you’re working with will go a long way in growing the right kinds of plants, and growing them successfully. But how can you understand the soil beneath your feet? Do you have to do lots of involved tests? Honestly, real scientific soil tests performed by your extension office are going…

‘Farm from a Box’: The Best Solution for Off-Grid Farming

“Based on extensive field research, we found that rural communities often lack the resources and infrastructure needed to access nutritious food,” DeCarli said. “We developed a toolkit that contains all of the core components needed to grow your own food, on a two acre plot of land, without the need for an existing grid. Imagine the good it can do by growing local, organic food for a school, or helping…