Category Archives: Indoor Gardening

Growing an Indoor Edible Garden

When we moved into our house in October, I started itching to grow something. This is the first time I’ve owned my own little part of the earth, and that…

It Just Takes Some Mist: Aeroponic Hydroponic Cloning

I normally use a clone dome, rooting hormone, and my trusty sheers in the cloning process with great results. Recently, I was introduced to a method of cloning that has:…

Poinsettia Progression: The Origin, Growth, and Care of Euphorbia pulcherrima

  The holiday season is upon us once again, and what holiday decorations would be complete without the addition of colorful poinsettias?  The poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima) in its many varieties…

Gardening When You Don’t Have a Garden

I really struggled to find a topic for this blog post. I wanted it to be something personal and relevant to my own gardening experiences. And that’s when I realized…

Bubbles Escaping The Bottom: The Deep Water Culture Hydroponics Story

Hydroponic gardening is what first interested me in gardening: the idea that one can take the essential ingredients for plant life, and apply them directly to that plant.  A plant…

Tropical Alaska: Growing Indoor Tropical Plants in Anchorage

It’s October and the birch and cottonwood leaves color the ground yellow outside, while the annual flowers planted around Anchorage have been pulled up.  The termination dust has already frosted the…

Seed starting for Beginners Part 1

Its that time!  It is the time of year – time to appease our need for the smell of soil and the love of nurturing green life. Many people spend…

Savage Gardening: Keeping Carnivorous Plants Alive

Almost every time I go to Lowe’s I see Venus fly traps or pitcher plants for sale. Last week a colleague asked about mine—mainly how do I keep them alive? His…

Adaptive Gardening

At the end of a gardening session do you slowly rise to your feet, stretch, and feel the pains that toiling in the soil bring to your body?  How many…