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Raised Vegetable Planter

Raised planters to grow vegetables or herbs in are great for several reasons: they keep your plants out of reach of dogs and chickens and whatever else is wandering around your place, you can move them into varying shades of sun/shade, you can use them if you don’t have a yard for a garden, and … Continue reading

Super Healthy Tropical Eating

For those of you living in tropical areas, there are loads of fruits and vegetables that are ridiculously good for you! As part of my work here in Cambodia, I recently compiled a list of tropical fruits and vegetables and their nutritional value.  These are all widely available here, though of course the list will … Continue reading

Easy Asian Herb Garden

It’s surprisingly easy to create a little herb garden, even if you live in a city, and even if you’ve never grown anything before.  The following herbs are easy to find in Asia, and may be available in other parts of the world as well.  So, here is the step-by-step for growing basil, mint, lemongrass … Continue reading

Seedling Containers

Here’s an idea my friend Rachel mentioned for containers to start seeds in: toilet-paper rolls. Just fold in the bottom a bit to make the dirt stay in place, and fill with soil and compost.  I transplant them directly into the ground like this, since the toilet paper rolls are biodegradable. I also love this … Continue reading

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