1. Malabar Climbing Spinach - Survival Gardener


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    http://survivalgardener.com/2015/03/6-reasons-to-grow-malabar-indian-spinach/ Malabar Spinach (Basella alba) is an edible perennial vine that is commonly used as a leaf vegetable. It goes by many common names, including Pui, vine spinach, red vine spinach, climbing spinach, creeping spinach, buffalo spinach, malabar spinach and ceylon spinach. We call it “malabar” at the house. Malabar is actually the name of a southern region of India where it’s native. It’s also found in southeast Asia and New Guinea, China, tropical Africa, Brazil, Belize, Colombia, the West Indies, Fiji and French Polynesia. When Malabar Spinach goes to seed, it does so in the form of small tasteless black/blue berries that germinate easily. Malabar Spinach seeds germinate easily. They’re easy to transplant if you’d like to start them indoors first. You can also grow from cuttings rooted in water. You’ll need to plant next to trellis for the spinach to climb. If you’re up north and protect it from frost in a greenhouse, it will continue as a perennial. But if you don’t have the luxury of a greenhouse and live where winters are cold, any bit of frost will finish the vine for the season.

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    • Water Hyacinth - Invasive Weed or Livestock Feed?


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      http://survivalgardener.com/2015/03/water-hyacinth-water-weed-or-livestock-feed/ According to the University of Florida, it's labeled the "Worst Floating Weed". Water hyacinth is a rapidly growing floating water plant that is considered invasive in many countries and illegal in many US states. In favorable conditions it can double in population every 12 days and as it grows, it creates a connected web of plants that can stretch all the way across bodies of water. Currently, there is no known way to get rid of it. In Florida, you'd probably be better off getting caught transporting cocaine than water hyacinth. What do you do with a plant that grows like a weed? Figure out how to turn it into food! Coincidentally, it makes an excellent supplement to chicken and duck feed.

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      • Vine & Branches


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        Jesus said, "I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful... Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me." (John 15:1-4) Special thanks to Arbor Crest for providing our video-recording venue. Audio from John Stott. 1970 Urbana message. https://youtu.be/AWFhquMvXdM

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        • Tropical Chicken Coop Design in Costa Rica


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          http://survivalgardener.com/2015/03/our-tropical-chicken-house-design/ The chickens have been the best addition to our sustainable food system yet. We have 25 Rhode Island Reds and they produce around 20 eggs per day. They have an amazing ability to convert kitchen waste into eggs. We feed them corn, larvae, water hyacinth and cuttings from the garden. They also eat all of our left overs and most of our compost. Nothing goes to waste in the house. The ladies spend most of their time out in the yard foraging and pecking for bugs. The best part of raising your own hens is knowing where your eggs are coming from. If you can do it in your area, give it a shot. If you have a chicken house design that is built to be low maintenance, it’ll make your life much easier!

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          • The Humble Cuadrado - The Jack of All Bananas


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            http://survivalgardener.com/banano-cuadrado/ If you’re familiar with Plantains, let me introduce you to the “Banano Cuadrado”, as it’s commonly known in Costa Rica. This tasty friend is a squarish shaped banana that’s also known as the “Guineo Cuadrado”. (cuadrado means square) In my opinion the cuadrado variety is one of the heartiest breeds of banana. They’re drought and wind tolerant. I can personally attest that they can be neglected and beat up by rough weather and come back strong. We have 3 different banana breeds growing and these are by far the toughest and most productive. We use cuadrados almost daily in the kitchen. When the fruits are green, they can be used like potatoes or plantains in many recipes. They also make for amazing soups, pancakes and purees. Cuadrados can also be eaten like traditional bananas when ripe. (my kids love them!) This give them an advantage over most plantains/platanos, which are often too starchy or astringent to eat raw. As with all plants in the Banana family, the leaves are incredibly useful. You can use them to cook and store food in. (Tamales!) They make wonderful green plates and dinner mats. Overripe fruits can be used to make vinegar. They also make good mulch. Both the leaves and stalks can be cut up and spread to increase potassium and nitrogen in the soil.

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            • Lazy Oaf - Trash Planet (Spring 15)


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              I do like to be beside the seaside, oh I do like to be beside the sea... The cheery melodies of the British past are long gone, leaving behind a generation of youths with disregard for town's in disrepair. The crashing sound of steel trucks and wooden decks now accompanies the gulls calling and waves breaking. Stuck in a trash planet, it's time to win big at the arcade, find someone and leave. Music - Essáy feat. Ida Dillan - Find You Models - Liam Gardener & Alice Gilbert Shop Womens and Mens Spring 15 online now! New pieces added weekly... http://www.lazyoaf.com

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              • Stop by one of our warehouses for some free Global Syn-Turf samples!


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                Stop by one of our warehouses and get some free Global Syn-Turf samples. Or just stop by and take a look around! Learn more at www.globalsynturf.com/

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                • How To Garden - Proven Tips: Thriller Spiller Filler


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                  Beautiful container gardens are easier than you think! It all starts with a very basic recipe with 3 different types of plants--a thriller, a filler and a spiller. This quick video will turn you into a professional gardener in no time! This is the first in our client's How-To Series that has its own branding animation. Another in this series: https://vimeo.com/118891831

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                  • Parable of the Garden


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                    Having problems getting rid of the "garbage" of sin from your life? STOP, you cannot do it! Only the Gardener can. After you let Jesus take your heart there's LOTS for YOU to do, but HE will give you the strength you need to do the things HE is asking you to do. Do not make the mistake of thinking that there is nothing to do once you have chosen not to resist God's love. Those who don't make any effort, those who just sit waiting for the Holy Spirit to force them to do what Jesus is lovingly asking them to do, are actually resisting His love and "will perish in darkness". http://www.bibletimelines.net/article/23/articles-brief-and-to-the-point/steps-to-christ-jesus

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                    • The Gardener


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                      A short moving image for my creative editorial photography module. A moving portrait on the head gardener of the World of Beatrix Potter.

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