Grow Your Own Veggies in a Professional Greenhouse

Founder Gerardo van Egmond, originally a carnation grower, took over the greenhouse nursery from his father and prepared a big plot of indoor land for hobby gardeners, which turned out to be quite a success. The benefits of indoor gardening are boundless. Besides a steady temperature, the greenhouse also protects from rain and wind, meaning there won’t be unwanted weeds. Continue reading

How to Start a Vertical Garden?

Choose a Wall

For vertical garden-building advice, we talked to Philip Yates

of the Singer Hill Café in Oregon City,
Ore., founder of website The Vertical Garden Institute.Yates says he learned through a lot of trial
and error, and also used the book The Vertical Garden by
Patrick Blanc, a botanist considered the inventor of vertical gardens, as a guide.

Start by choosing a wall. “If you’ve got a wall that’s ugly, that’s the one you’re going to want to do,” Yates says. The good news is that almost any wall will do, and unless you want to build a very large vertical garden or plant trees, you don’t need to worry about weight load. Continue reading