A staple of summer harvests, every gardener wants bigger and healthier tomatoes. Here are 7 steps you can take to maximize your tomato plant's yields.

Famed for stating that gross domestic happiness should be the measure for a country's success instead of gross domestic product, Bhutan is a country known for doing things a little differently. Now they're catching international attention again by pledging to be the first country to turn its agriculture industry 100% organic.

With energy bills rising and competition between providers still fierce, it doesn’t seem like homeowners will get a break anytime soon. But if you’re struggling to cope with extortionate energy bills, there might be a way you can get off the grid and save yourself a fortune.


Whether a rookie to living sustainably and/or you want to do what you can without breaking the bank, you can do your part to continue the fight to preserve the natural world and increase your self-sufficiency. As people have been saying all along, the little things help too.

While it may be tempting when planning a garden to designate each crop to a specific area to keep things simple, i.e. a bed where only lettuce is grown, this practice is very counter-productive. You should instead rotate the crops in each garden bed.

Needless to say, there is nothing as rewarding as growing your own food. For one, it is much tastier than what you buy at your local grocery store and regardless of whether this holds any water, nothing quite beats the resultant satisfactory feeling. Greenhouses thus open up possibilities for growing many organic foods, irrespective of the season.

Keeping up with traditional gardening every seed packet comes with 2 measurements, the spacing between plants and the spacing between rows. If you were to follow the packet's instructions and space your plants our accordingly, you'd end up with rows of vegetables and big gaps in between your rows. But wait a second, doesn't having 2 feet of vacant space between rows of leaf lettuce seem like a huge waste?

When you think of renewable and sustainable sources of energy you probably think of solar, hydro, and wind power. And while these are great ways to heat you’re home, they’re not cheap and they’re not always practical – who wants a wind turbine in their back garden?!

I live in sunny south Florida where it is beautiful almost all year long. However, I also live on a sand ridge where not much grows other than scrub oaks, palms and pines. Growing anything is challenging, but even with the harsh conditions that I am facing; it is still viable to grow an edible garden. Here’s the plan.

Over the course of a plant's life cycle, it germinates, grows, flowers, fruits, seeds, and then consequently dies leaving behind seeds for the next generation of plants. There are three varieties of plant life cycles, annual, biennial, and perennial.