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Heirloom Vegetables, AirDrop And Colorful Winterscapes

November 11th, 2011 · No Comments · Garden Gadgets, Garden Plants, Gardening News


Everyone loves lists so I’m told. I’ve found this list of 20 Heirloom Vegetables complete with descriptions and full color pictures. But before setting out her list Christine Vrey, the author, reveals that half the vegetables she thought were vegetables are in fact classified as fruit. So such common crops as cucumbers, peas, beans, courgettes and peppers are technically fruit, but for the purposes of her list she has adopted the common usage of the term vegetable. You can find her list here.

I’m always on the lookout for interesting gadgets and today I have found one that looks as if it could provide real benefits if it can be manufactured at a reasonable cost. AirDrop pulls water from the air and is designed for use in arid areas which are unsuitable for growing crops. While the concept sounds fanciful, the scientific principle is basic in that warm air is passed down below ground where it cools and releases drops of water. The system uses a turbine which is powered either by wind or solar so is entirely self contained. Read more..

How can you add color to dreary winterscapes in a way that takes minimal work and no maintenance? Felder Rushing has the answer: “My carefully honed skills at zero-maintenance gardening are being put to an acid test. Though I rarely get involved in landscape projects, I’ve agreed to work with some Mississippi Delta folks on one that will feature year-round color and texture, in miserable dirt, with no water”. Read more..

And finally you may have noticed that there is a new section in the right hand sidebar called Coupon Codes. I have included links to five garden supply companies. If you click on the link you will be taken to list of their latest coupons and sale offers. The information is updated automatically so it is worth checking whenever you want to make a purchase. Click one of the links to see how it works.

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