The indoor farm revolution – NASA INSPIRED

NOTE FOR 2020 READERS: This is the eleventh in a series of open letters to the next century, now just 80 years away. The series asks: What will the world look like at the other end of our kids’ lives? Dear 22nd Century, For all the pain, grief and economic hardship the 2020 coronavirus pandemic […] […]

The benefits of container gardening and why it’s an adequate substitute for conventional gardening

Most times when we think of gardening, we envision a nicely laid out plot of straight rows of beans, corn, and other garden veggies. Often, we don’t consider other opportunities to produce great crops away from the garden and in unconventional methods. One of these ways is through container gardening. Not everyone has the acreage […] […]

Portable veggie patch for renters with compost station and wicking beds

Renting and gardening… what are you supposed to do? Pour all your love (and hours of work) into the garden, only to leave it all behind when the lease ends? Or, you can get creative! Make a portable and productive garden (even in a courtyard) that provides loads of herbs, salad and vegies… with leftover […] […]

Apartment Gardening: Yes, It’s a Thing, and Yes, You Can Do It

You’ve successfully babied a houseplant or two, and now you’re ready for the next step. But how do you garden without a yard? Living in an apartment doesn’t mean you can’t grow things: It just takes a little ingenuity and planning. Start small with a few pots, window boxes or hanging baskets to get comfortable, […] […]

Doctors Are Now Prescribing House Plants for Anxiety and Depression

Thanks to science we now know that nature is basically a wonder drug. Spending time outside helps hospital patients recover faster, eases depression and anxiety, boosts the immune system, reduces blood pressure, and even increases happiness. The only trouble with trees is that it is impossible to prescribe in pill form. But while you can’t […] […]

The best indoor herb garden

Are you an herb aficionado or garnish lover? Add fresh herbs to every meal by investing in an indoor herb garden. Sometimes you can’t make it to the store, or an outdoor garden simply isn’t in the cards. An indoor herb garden is a convenient and cost-effective solution. Not only are all your ingredients on […] […]

LG Will Unveil an Indoor Farm for the Consumer Kitchen at CES 2020

With CES right around the corner, the announcements are pouring in for new gadgets and products to be on display at the Las Vegas show, including those that will change the way we cook, eat, and think about our food. Appliance-maker LG is the latest. The company announced this week it will unveil a smart gardening […] […]

Delhi, Techie-Turned-Farmer Will Get You Growing Air-Cleaning Plants in Just 2 Hrs

Kapil Mandawewala had a cushy job in a leading IT firm in San Francisco, USA. The position of a Senior Consultant at Deloitte Consulting meant that Kapil had easy access to all the luxuries he wanted. And yet, something pricked at him. Kapil wanted to pursue something that will bring a positive difference in society. […] […]

Boys, girls club members help run container farm

The equivalent of a 2-acre farm that grows 500 heads of lettuce a week hides inside a 40-foot-long metal box in a parking lot near the police station in downtown Troy. The container farm, as it’s called, or Freight Farm, after the Boston-based company that first introduced hydroponic growing systems in repurposed shipping containers, is […] […]

Sprouts vs. Microgreens – What’s The Difference?

SPROUTS: Each and every living seed will grow into a plant. It’s when that seed begins to grow (germinate) that we call the beginning growth stage of the plant a “sprout”. Oftentimes, people germinate will grow sprouts in water. To ensure that they do not get moldy, those seeds are rinsed several times a day. Sprouts […] […]