I garden in Vermont 8 months each year, and then we have a winter garden in Costa Rica. This leads to very different gardening challenges. I am always looking for new and better solutions for my garden and so much the better if they help with the big issues I see us wrestling with now and in the future: loss of biodiversity, depletion of soil, water resources and ecosystems, and climate change.
So, here are my current favorite “World-Changing Gardening Innovations”…
Groasis works for trees as well as vegetables
1. Groasis: let the desserts bloom
It is rare to find a gardening innovation that saves water, reduces fertilizer use, builds soil and leads to 90% survival of trees and plants even in the harshest climates and without added irrigation. That’s what the innovative new Groasis delivers.
Test Groasis in your own garden, for FREE. You will be part of a world-wide program of reforesting deserts, feeding a billion hungry people living on degraded lands, and restoring soil and ecosystems.
Our First Steamed Milkweed Greens of the Year (like Spinach, Green Beans)
2. Plant Milkweed to Save the Monarchs (and feed yourself)
In the past decade I learned to view common Milkweed as much more than a weed. It is a uniquely important plant critical for the survival of the Monarch butterfly. I wrote this piece last year about the importance of milkweed as a food source and breeding habitat for Monarch butterflies when I learned 90% fewer Monarchs made it from the US to Mexico to overwinter. I encourage gardeners to help reverse this Monarch emergency. Just plant some easy-to-grow common milkweed seed.