Everyone knows that green living is not only healthy for us but it’s also healthy for the environment. However, did you know that living a green lifestyle could also save you money? It is true. The implementation of a few simple, “green changes” in to your life can in fact save you money.
Grow your own food
Buying groceries is a huge expense for most families. For this reason, growing some of your own herbs and vegetables will most assuredly help you keep more of…
Gardening tips: how to hand pollinate tomatoes for larger production of your container garden. Many gardeners leave pollination to the bees, but if you want to see the best harvests, you can take matters into your own hands.
In this video I am going to show you the best way to hand pollinate your tomatoes. All you need is an electric toothbrush and…
Added by Robert Brennan on July 30, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments
As I'd said in my last post, I'd been looking around a lot at different options for the future. Thinking about what I truly need, and I can do without. In reality, I really pretty much live 80% of my indoors time in this bedroom with attached bath (about 12x10, 5x7 bath). We've got a 32" TV, Roku player, laptop, books, etc in here. Otherwise, we cook, eat dinner at the table, and generally come right back in here! We've also got completely useless vaulted ceilings as…Continue
Added by Carrie Seal-Stahl on July 29, 2012 at 10:44am — No Comments
Here in Baltimore, beets are being harvested and the green beans are finishing up. It's time for pickles!
This pickle platter was made recently for a friend's barbeque. The chopped up pickles are great alongside meat and/or veggie burgers. They would also be lovely mixed in a cold pasta,…Continue
Added by Jay Geneske on May 29, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Happy Earth Day! How are you celebrating? I'm having some friends over for a mostly-local dinner. Just returned from a trip to Union Square greenmarket to pick up some last-minute ingredients.
Here's what's on the menu:…
For years, weeds outpaced the other plants and pint-sized specimens burst out of their boundaries. When no one was tending them, the leafy residents of this secret garden hid the promise of what would come. Come visit behind the garden doors, starting Monday at the…Continue
Added by Flour Sack Mama on March 19, 2011 at 11:38pm — No Comments
Spring is already bursting with life at our house, two weeks before the official start of the season. We're being blessed with an early start to a plentiful crop of vegetables. The lettuce and broccoli seeds are happily germinating in abundance, less than a week after being planted in little indoor containers.…
Added by Flour Sack Mama on March 5, 2011 at 5:12pm — No Comments
About a month ago I was tired of winter. The doldrums had me....well, feeling humdrum. I needed something green. Something needed to grow! Unfortunately nowhere around us sells seeds or sprouts so I hopped on the line and had some friends in Charleston, SC pick up some seeds at a local whole food-type…Continue
I have been thinking a lot about sustainable living, and the so-called simple life lately. Dixiebelle wrote a self-flagellating post recently about her wicked fall into a fast food lunch, and in general about falling short of one's ideals.
I'm not particularly old (33) but I came to this "green consciousness" early, I think.…Continue
Hot is not how I would describe our family's backyard compost pile. Wam, I hope. Definitely not smelly, but not the hottest thing around. The more I read how the experts explain composting, I don't think ours is cold or passive. I do make an effort to turn it about once per week But it's, well, simple at best. My husband, skillful as he is, never found time to build one of those fancy corrals that some of you have. At first, I thought we needed…
Added by Flour Sack Mama on February 12, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments