My basil plant now wants to reproduce, flowering almost from one day to the next. To keep it from going leggy, I pinch off the flowering tops and harvest yet more leaves. My answer to the basil overflow problem is to bake green bread.
Back in 1989, NASA did a joint two-year study with the Associated Landscape Contractors of America on how to clean the air in entirely sealed environments, that is, spaceships. They concluded that to maintain good air quality inside a spaceship, astronauts should grow living plants to absorb and synthesize pollutants, in effect “scrubbing” the air. These are the plants they suggest.
Green Prophet writer details his experience growing food at his local community garden.
Protein. The world needs it. Especially as we learn every day when an animal-based protein diet is killing our planet. Equinom, a seed tech start-up from Israel, is combining natural breeding techniques with software algorithms to produce high-functioning, non-genetically modified organism (non-GMO) seeds that have a superior nutritional profile while also boosting crop yield. The […]
Urgent action is needed to address soil pollution and contain the multiple threats it poses to global food safety and food security, said FAO today marking World Soil Day. Thousands of chemicals, which are commercially produced on a large scale, plastic and electronic waste, non-treated wastewater can all become a source of soil pollution, paving […]
Here at Green Prophet we support the use of cannabis as an alternative medicine. Cannabidiol, one of the molecules of cannabis, tends to be a natural remedy that is used and effective for some common ailments. It is regarded as a chemical compound that is present in the cannabis/marijuana plant. When it comes to tetrahydrocannabinol […]
Though we might want to add any kind of agriculture performed more than 100 years ago to the list worth protecting, we’ll take what the UN”s FAO is offering: Traditional ginseng farming in the Republic of Korea and olive tree groves in Italy’s Umbria region have been recognized on the register of Globally Important Agricultural […]
Anywhere you live, whether it’s the hot, dry desert, or the more temperate states like New York or anywhere in Canada, when you want to get those seedlings to grow and stay warm overnight or on cool cloudy days as summer is coming in, there is nothing like a greenhouse. Of course you can start […]
Palmaculture is a new name for an old concept – one which helped green the Middle East with traditional palm gardens called bustans For centuries now date palm groves have been present in the hot deserts of MENA stretching from Morocco in the west to Yemen in the south. Indeed these man-made ecosystems have been […]
Shelled those garden peas? Now you have a soup you can make from the unused pea pods.