Ten Futuristic Garden Tools

June 10, 2013



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A slew of high-tech weapons could soon occupy home gardeners’ arsenals. From soil humidity sensors, to computer-generated growing tips, to weather detection devices, these contraptions challenge the notion that plants need a human touch.

Whether you’ve mastered indoor herbs, wrestled … Read More…

How to Build Indoor Hydroponic Gardens Using IKEA Storage Boxes

June 1, 2013



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Hey apartment and small space dwellers, here’s an easy DIY compact hydroponic indoor farm system you can make with repurposed off-the-shelf IKEA storage boxes.



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ELIOOO is not a product, it’s architect and designer Antonio Scarponi’s cleverly conceived and designed instruction … Read More…

Balcony Gardener and Squint Pop-Up Urban Garden Shop at London’s Chelsea Fringe Festival

May 23, 2013



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The Balcony Gardener’s teamed up with furniture maker and design company Squint to curate their first pop-up urban garden shop, part of Chelsea Fringe, the edgy “alternative” garden festival running concurrently with The Chelsea Flower Show.



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From May 18-June 9 … Read More…

Mini Indoor Allotment Gardens

May 18, 2013



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Joining a community garden project or tending an allotment is a great way to get your garden fix if you don’t have your own plot of land or outdoor space.



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To get yourself in the mood for participating in a … Read More…

How to Grow an Energy-Saving Living Curtain

January 24, 2013



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Green curtains outside the Arakawa City Hall in Tokyo, Japan.Photo, Bloomberg.

Anticipating rising energy costs after Japan’s nuclear disaster, and inspired by the green curtains on the facades of many municipal and commercial buildings, many Tokyo residents have created DIY Read More…

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