Tag: gardening

  • Get Rid of Aphids Naturally in Your Garden

    How to get rid of aphids naturally

    Various methods for getting rid of aphids in your garden, including garlic water spray and ladybugs. Continue Reading

  • Top Home Improvement Projects for Summer

    Top Home Improvement Projects for Summer

    Betsy Taylor and her husband decided to embark on a major home improvement project one winter: renovating their kitchen in Portland, Maine. "We hadn't planned on redoing the floors, but after three weeks of tracked in Old Man Winter, the contractor replaced it at no additional cost," she says. "While it was... Continue Reading

  • Ace of Space: Grow an Edible Garden on the Roof

    Ace of Space: Grow an Edible Garden on the Roof

    If you're anything like me, you probably don't have a porch or huge backyard for a fruit and vegetable garden. But chances are that you have a roof, and that's a great place to start an edible gardening project. Apartment Therapy recently featured the story of Basil Lee. He's a Brooklyn-based architect who has... Continue Reading

  • Ace of Space: Gardening From the Ceiling

    Ace of Space: Gardening From the Ceiling

    Vertical gardening and window farming is all the rage this summer. And the latest trend in the gardening world is called string gardening. The idea is simple: Grow your vegetables from the ceiling instead of the floor. Plus, string gardens don't take up much space and are a simple yet elegant addition to any... Continue Reading

  • Ace of Space: Guide to Indoor Composting

    Ace of Space: Guide to Indoor Composting

    Summer is almost here and now is the time to start gardening! You don't need a big yard or huge apartment to make your own plant fertilizer. Along with vertical gardening, you can begin your own indoor composting project. Compost is a mild fertilizer for your soil and can be used in your garden and potted... Continue Reading

  • Ace of Space: Planting a DIY Vertical Garden

    Ace of Space: Planting a DIY Vertical Garden

    If you live in a tiny apartment, chances are you don't have a porch or a huge backyard to grow a garden. Last year, I discovered the concept of vertical gardening and Patrick Blanc's concept of design and space. Vertical gardens are commonly referred to as living walls. When these living walls are used... Continue Reading

  • Brooklyn Farmer's Sage Advice

    Brooklyn Farmer's Sage Advice

    Manny Howard is not your garden variety New Yorker. Sure, everyone's got a dream that usually involves public recognition of some kind, a good seat on the train and something involving the Yankees winning another pennant -- but it doesn't usually involve becoming a farmer. Howard, a Brooklyn-born writer and... Continue Reading

  • The Yardless Garden

    The Yardless Garden

    It's (finally!) almost summertime, and people across the country are storing away snow shovels and daring to dream about homegrown tomatoes and bushels of zucchini. But what to do if your otherwise-perfect rental home doesn't have a yard? (And if your landlord isn't willing to shell out $30,000 to add on a Plant... Continue Reading

  • What's Hot on RentedSpaces This Week

    What's Hot on RentedSpaces This Week

    The collective consciousness of the interwebs must be turning towards Spring, with RentedSpaces' popular posts featuring topics such as gardening, fruit, and biking. Read on to see what our readers thought was most newsworthy this week! The three most popular posts: 1. Future Farmers of the Mall Cleveland's... Continue Reading

  • Top Houseplants for Your Apartment

    Top Houseplants for Your Apartment

    Obvious lesson alert! Don't place houseplants on top of your exposed radiator. You'll kill your plants. Trust me. Not a natural "green thumb?" No worries. Make things a lot easier for yourself by choosing plants that will thrive in your apartment's existing conditions. Even a beginner can get started with... Continue Reading

  • Culver City Insider: Q & A With Degen Pener

    Culver City Insider: Q & A With Degen Pener

    The glossy editor with the serious green thumb gives us the inside scoop on his Culver City and offers suggestions on how to make outdoor rental space into your own Garden of Eden. Name: Degen Pener Age: 43 Occupation: Editor-in-Chief Angeleno magazine, seedhead.com blogger Neighborhood: Culver City,... Continue Reading

  • Composting Gets Easier for City-Dwellers

    Composting Gets Easier for City-Dwellers

    Americans waste 40 percent of the country's annual food supply, according to a study published by the Public Library of Science Journal last month. This figure accounts for waste in the entire food supply – from fields and factories to the moldy leftovers in your fridge. But looking strictly at the food... Continue Reading

  • Instant Garden for Your Rental

    Instant Garden for Your Rental

    It's hard to care about a rental garden. You're not going to be there forever and gardening can get costly. But what if you could bring your garden with you to your next apartment? Italian designer Gionata Gatto came up with these box-shaped gardens that can be moved around, which also means you can move them... Continue Reading

  • San Fran Mandates Composting

    San Fran Mandates Composting

    Don't get caught trashing a banana peel in San Fran. The city's already on the forefront of the green movement with its rigorous recycling programs, now it's passed a mandatory composting law that went into effect this week. The first such mandate in the nation, the program is the next step in mayor Gavin... Continue Reading

  • The MacGyver Files: Hanging Herb Garden

    The MacGyver Files: Hanging Herb Garden

    This genius idea for small-space gardening comes from DIY web site Instructables. It's a great example of thinking outside the box to make maximum use out of minimal space. This isn't only a great idea for those with limited space - it's a terrific way to make use of an often neglected surface found in... Continue Reading