Thursday, July 9, 2009

container gardening

You do not need a large garden, how about A VEGETABLE GARDEN IN PLASTIC BOTTLES?

I feel this is an interesting idea, worthwile to try out in a very dry part of my garden....

'It can efficiently be used for “desert gardening“.
As in the drylands extreme drought, and thus extreme evaporation, is one of the main problems for agriculture and gardening, I suggest to limit this evaporation by using a plastic bottle to obtain a higher water use efficiency. Indeed, water can be stocked in a volume of potting soil, wherein a water absorbing soil conditioner can play its supplementary water stocking role.'

Source: Seeds for Food
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Monday, July 6, 2009

Let us ban hunger and poverty from the world

Banning all hunger and poverty from the world seems an impossible task, but we can empower ourselves and others by doing some small contributions.

"We don’t ask you any money.
Only send, when it suits you, the seeds you find in the fruits you eat yourself.
Just rinse these seeds in water and dry them on a plate (not on a piece of paper as it would stick to the seeds).
As soon as the seeds are thoroughly dried, put them in a paper envelope and put the name of the species on it.
The more we gather seeds the more families we can help."

Source: Seeds for Food

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." (Daodejing, 64.12)

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