Archive for the ‘Gardening/Tuinbou’ Category

Actually, Money Does Grow on Trees

If you live in a cold climate like I do, you appreciate whatever warmth and sunlight you can get in winter.

That’s why I’m constantly amazed that many of my neighbors plant big evergreen trees on the south and west sides of their houses. These trees k…

UN food agency stunner: World loses one-third of total global food production

Bloom: “2% of all US energy goes to food we’re throwing away.” Figure 2 shows that the per capita food loss in Europe and North-America is 280-300 kg/year. In Sub- Saharan Africa and South/Southeast Asia it is 120-170 kg/year. The total per capita production of edible parts of food for human consumption is, in Europe […]

Memorial Day, 2030

The three worst direct impacts to humans from our unsustainable use of energy will, I think, be Dust-Bowlification and sea level rise and ocean poisoning:  Hell and High Water.  But another impact “” far more difficult to project quantitatively because there is no paleoclimate analog “” may well affect far more people both directly and [...]

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GE sees solar cheaper than fossil fuels in 5 years

Solar power may be cheaper than electricity generated by fossil fuels and nuclear reactors within three to five years because of innovations, said Mark M. Little, the global research director for General Electric Co. (GE) Of course, being cheaper than new nuclear isn’t hard when cost curves are moving in opposite direction (see “Does nuclear [...]

Arbor Day: Friday, April 29

Arbor Day is the Rodney Dangerfield of holidays: it gets no respect. No respect at all.

You’d think the environmental movement would appreciate all the tree planting that’s gone on for years each Arbor Day, but nooo. Earth Day — which occurs one week…

How To Grow Herbs Indoors During Winter (PHOTOS)


It’s cold outside, but don’t give up on growing fresh greens at home. There are a variety of plants that you can bring indoors to keep your inner gardener happy and keep you supplied with fresh herbs.

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Mutation of Plants Could be Key to Drought Tolerance

Researchers have found a plant with a genetic mutation that allows it to survive drought better without losing any mass.  This discovery could potentially lead to plants that are bred to survive in low-water conditions, perhaps reducing the amou…

7 Great Reasons to Compost

The snow still blankets much of the country, but if you’re already looking forward to gardening season — I know I am — now’s a great time to start composting.

What’s that you say? You don’t compost? Here are seven reasons that will fire you up for c…

Plants That Filter The Air In Your Home From Toxic Chemicals (PHOTOS)

Cigarette smokers, nail polish buyers, and eager home fixer-uppers; you might want to listen up. The air in you house could be swimming with dangerous chemicals that cause dizziness, headaches, compromise your immune system, and even eventuall…