Comments on: Gardening Within the Walls of Your Home http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/02/gardening-within-the-walls-of-your-home/ The EPA Blog Mon, 14 Dec 2015 16:24:21 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Sarah Russ http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/02/gardening-within-the-walls-of-your-home/#comment-17230 Thu, 19 Dec 2013 17:05:58 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1322#comment-17230 Healthy Smoothies is right. Fruits are pretty much sugar, and most veggies are mostly water. If you want nutrient-rich, low-toxin superfoods such as herbs, growing hydroponically is the way to go. No soil, no pesticides, no herbicides. And you don’t necessarily need indoor grow space to start a hydro garden. Just look at this roof-top growing NYC-based chef. Chef Mooney is able to grow nearly two-thirds the produce for his restaurant!

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By: Leca Clay http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/02/gardening-within-the-walls-of-your-home/#comment-17229 Mon, 29 Jul 2013 08:36:22 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1322#comment-17229 With advances in hydroponics and aquaponics we will all soon be utilizing our free space to grow some form of sustenance.

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By: Healthy Smoothies http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/02/gardening-within-the-walls-of-your-home/#comment-17228 Sat, 28 Jul 2012 19:43:02 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1322#comment-17228 An indoor garden is a great way to ensure the most unrefined of fruits, vegetables and herbs. One can control the soil. Many herbs have even more antioxidants in a small serving as fruits and vegetables in a larger serving. I like to make smoothies and include dashes of herbs and vegetables in with the fruit. Indoor gardening also makes the air fresher.

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By: Bill W. http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/02/gardening-within-the-walls-of-your-home/#comment-17227 Sat, 16 Jun 2012 06:50:23 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1322#comment-17227 Good post.
It’s good to have a Gardening Calendar of a year. In the meantime we are seeking monthly list of gardening tips and “to dos” are appropriate for that time of year including what to plan, plant, prune, maintain, plus weed and pest control and fun projects.
Any help will be highly appreciated!
Bill Worley bill@nbhuntop.com

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By: Hydroponics Nutrients http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/02/gardening-within-the-walls-of-your-home/#comment-17226 Fri, 11 Jun 2010 11:24:24 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1322#comment-17226 Gardening is a great way to cultivate whatever you feel like. I like too as i want my own small kitchen garden where i can cultivate wherever i feel like.

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By: Carey http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/02/gardening-within-the-walls-of-your-home/#comment-17225 Mon, 31 May 2010 02:03:26 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1322#comment-17225 If I were to grown an indoor garden, I would start with some foods from the Environmental Working Groups list of “Dirty Dozen” foods that have the most pesticides. Some of these are strawberries, spinach, and bell peppers. I grow them now in my outdoor garden and use them regularly in my fresh juices and smoothies.

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By: Al Bannet http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/02/gardening-within-the-walls-of-your-home/#comment-17224 Fri, 26 Feb 2010 22:35:20 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1322#comment-17224 Have you tried to turn your living room into a garden? How about your garage, or maybe the kitchen itself (?!) The word garden is commonly understood to involve land outside the house or apartment. As I said before, the rooftop can be planted, and a patio or porch, and a windowsill may accomodate a clay pot of flowers or herbs. That’s the limit. Anyone who deliberately spreads dirt on their floor is asking for trouble.

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By: Linda http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/02/gardening-within-the-walls-of-your-home/#comment-17223 Wed, 24 Feb 2010 21:53:25 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1322#comment-17223 I can’t DO much about any looming global disaster; I CAN grow my own herbs.

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By: Linda http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/02/gardening-within-the-walls-of-your-home/#comment-17222 Wed, 24 Feb 2010 21:49:53 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1322#comment-17222 While I won’t even pretend to be able to grow the amount needed to feed an entire family, I very much enjoy my small, self-contained, hydroponic garden. Thus far I have enjoyed reasonable success with plantings of both tomatoes and salad greens, but the best by far are the parsley and chives I’m growing right now; the basil and thyme didn’t thrive, but I have more parsley and chives than I can use. Next time out, I may opt for flowers instead. As in all gardening, it’s not always about the amount of food you produce, but rather the amount of joy your garden produces for you! And indoor gardening is a VERY viable option for those of us who have impairments that limit the amount of time and energy we can expend doing heavy-duty yard work. Outdoors, I’m limited to perennials and shrubs; things that don’t often need heavy cultivation or intensive care. Indoors, I can have some nice fresh veggies!

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By: David Zimbo http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/02/gardening-within-the-walls-of-your-home/#comment-17221 Wed, 24 Feb 2010 08:43:56 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1322#comment-17221 I have the best tomato plants indoors. The secret is plucking all the leaves except for the few at the top.

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