Life and work have come full circle for urban forester Paulina Mohamed. In 1998, when she was just 13 years old, the South Bronx native snagged an internship at Wave Hill public garden in Riverdale and the experience catapulted her toward an exciting career.
Use Cooking Water For Plants
The water you use to cook pasta or boil vegetables is full of left over vitamins and nutrients. Instead of throwing it away, let it cool to room temperature and then use it to water you plants. You’ll be left with a happier, greener garden.
Creeping through a patch of chard, Molly peeks from under the farmer’s hat. Where is she going? Who will she meet? Turn the page. Come inside. Join Molly, the homeless orange cat who finds friends, fun, food, shelter on a Sierra Nevada organic farm.
Cucumbers Are Sweeter When Planted Near Sunflowers
It may seem like an odd pairing, but sunflowers make great growing companions when it comes to planting sweeter cucumbers. Not only do both plants require similar soil conditions, the tall stalks of the sunflowers give cucumber plants something supportive to climb.
WSJ : “I travel the world, throw at least one dinner party a week and am always up for an estate sale or shopping trip. Yet I’d rather be digging around in my garden than any other place on earth.
The fervent drive to grow things only arrived about five years ago, after a thoroughly urban, completely hectic and occasionally glamorous magazine career. During 40 years of reporting on and editing stories about style, the closest I came to gardening was over-watering a few ragtag orchids in my dining room.
I live in a little neocolonial house in upstate New York. It wasn’t until every inch of every room had been carpeted, repainted, papered, hung with pictures, glue-gunned with fabric or piled up with pillows, that I was forced to notice the garden. Garden—what a lovely, kind word for that vision of neglect.”
I am kind of obsessed with tiny homes. Now I am getting into container homes to some degree. There is something so simple about them. Mine will need to be located under a huge umbrella because one thing I do know—these containers get VERY hot in the sun.