Indoor Growing System
Tomato-growing enthusiasts can now grow tomatoes in any climate - indoors, with all of the taste of home garden summertime tomatoes.
Learn more about growing vegetables and herbs with a hydroponic system with Worm’s Way.
The office hydroponics system has taken off and is producing food quite rapidly, prompting an investigation into the pros and cons of hydroponic vegetable growing versus conventional gardening.
In the first of this series, we test out a hydroponics growing kit by planting lettuce and herbs indoors under the lights of a Worm's Way hydroponics system.
GreenCircle, an independent, third-party certification system, will evaluate companies’ sustainability claims.
A University of Georgia study finds that common houseplants can remove toxins and improve indoor air quality.
A California Environmental Protection Agency’s Resources Board study finds that airtight homes lead to pollutant buildup; poor indoor air quality can damage health
Now Pacific Yurts introduces one of its most exciting innovations to date the unique Custom Curve™ window system. Custom Curve™ is the first glass window system with a structurally engineered framework that follows the curved wall of the yurt.
The National Products Association releases its natural standards and certification for household cleaners and laundry detergents.
Finding the key to a strong immune system is as easy as visiting the produce section of your local grocery store.
Learn to grow stevia, a healthy, all-natural sweetener, at home.
Adding houseplants to your home’s décor is an easy, affordable way to enliven your home.
A recent study by German carpet company suggests that its Cradle-to-Cradle-certified carpet might actually improve indoor air quality.
Enjoy an herb garden no matter where you live or the time of the year by starting your own indoor garden system. With these starter tools it is simpler than ever.
Natural Home editorial intern Kirsten Hudson explains how Phoenix, Arizona, made green travel easier with its light rail system.
When the Home Star Energy Retrofit Act of 2010 passes (as expected) this summer, be prepared by learning what to expect when you buy a water heater, heating system, air-source air conditioner or heat pump.
Whether you don't have the space for outdoor composting or you just want to get to work on your gardening preparations as soon as possible, this indoor composting method is a simple way to start.
Rock gardens are one way to brighten your house without having to actually grow things.
Air plants are perfect low-maintenance option for the home or garden. Learn how to care for air plants with these growing, watering and lighting tips.
Here are some tips to help you bring the attractive aroma and classic beauty of scented geraniums indoors.
Lucky are we, that now we have several soiless options for growing herbs indoors, and many of them are very effective. The Power Plant Mini, from Prepara, in my opinion, is not among them. Read my review of this hydroponic product ...
Guest blogger Eileen Troemel sets out to find easy-to-grow indoor plants that she can successfully keep alive with a black thumb.
Third-party certifications are extremely helpful. While you’re out shopping, look for the following logos.
MegaFood’s line of immunity-boosting supplements, including vitamin D3, a daily multivitamin and a probiotics blend, support good immune health.
Seattle leads the way in asking the federal government to implement a comprehensive, health-focused food system.
Foods and herbs with natural antibiotic powers keep our immune systems healthy. Check out these antibacterial foods and antibacterial herbs!
See how an energy-efficient house faired it’s first winter in Maine.
Keep your lavender thriving with our helpful growing tips.
Keep your mint alive. Check out our growing tips for dying herbs.
Indoor air pollutants can cause a number of health problems. Breathe easier by removing or remedying these four sources of indoor air pollution.
Grow leafy greens and herbs indoors this winter for year-round fresh, inexpensive and organic food.
Fresh fruits and veggies can still be grown during the winter; just grow them indoors.
"Help! My plant is under insect attack - what are they, what will they do to my other plants and how can I attack back?" Find out here!
Experts say that that bathroom and kitchen remodels--once a sure-fire way to move a home for sale--aren't necessarily the ticket anymore. Creating a house that feels homey and welcoming is most important.
Hova Design’s FabricPots makes indoor gardening easier.
Terrariums are beautiful in any room setting and they are a great activity to share with children. In honor of Earth Day, build your own!
For some, the cold winter months may bring many ‘a’ merry moment. But for the sympathetic gardener, the humbugs start as the plants begin die. Bring your garden indoors this fall with help from your own personal gardening expert – the EasyBloom.
Germinate your favorite parsley indoors this winter to get a head start on spring gardening. Enter for a chance to win parsley seed packets.
Naturally sweet and healing, honey has uses in the pantry, the medicine cabinet and the beauty drawer. Discover the health and beauty secrets of honey with these four uses for honey.
Vitamin D promotes good bone, immune system and mental health. Want to boost your intake of this essential nutrient? Add these good sources of vitamin D to your diet!
Naturally cleanse your body with fruits, vegetables and other foods that fortify the liver, bind to toxins and help remove impurities from your body.
An overview on how the IPad and new apps relating to home automation can help you save energy through better control of heating and cooling, lights, window coverings, irrigation and security systems. The leading systems providers each have IPad apps
Guest blogger and novice gardener Shelley Moore grows Campari tomatoes in her Utah garden.
It is time, however, to start cleaning up garden beds and preparing for new plants in the garden. If, like me, you've allowed that pesky Coastal Bermuda to invade your beds, now is the time to dig it out. Learn more.
Many of Cynthia's plants, such as bluebonnet and Kaffir lime, had a difficult battle during the winter. They are now blooming in her early spring garden.
One herb gardener decides to fill one of her garden beds with spinach, nasturtiums and minutina.
Learn more about Salvia coccinea, also known as hummingbird sage or autumn sage, due to its great show of fall flowers. It's a beautiful, ornamental herb that you'll treasure forever.
See which herbs survive the best with little water during a Texas drought.
The best herbs for fall, and the most commonly grown, are cilantro, dill, arugula and chervil, along with the edible flowers of calendula, violets and nasturtiums
Guest blogger Cynthia Meredith has recently invested in a wide varieties of specialty basils, which include Holy basil, Mtule basil and much more. Check out her basil tips.
Soapwort is growing well for Cynthia Meredith, our guest blogger from Texas.
Basil is the perfect herb to grow in Texas during the mid- to late-summer heat.
With fall rain comes weedy crops. Learn more about Texas rain and it what it's doing to Herb Companion reader, Cynthia Meredith's, garden.
I love seeding. It's just amazing to me how a little seed pushes itself through the soil and reaches for the sun. Just add water! Read more about thyme seedlings in Texas.
This month, Scarlet Faith shares why growing a lemon tree from a saved seed of a bought lemon is a great winter project.
Little gnatty flies smothering your prized houseplants? Learn what they are and how to eradicate them, once and for all.
Natural Home editorial intern Stephanie Nelson is attending the Business Alliance of Local Living Economies and reporting on rural economic development strategies.
Warts, which are caused by different strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV), can take years to disappear without treatment. Make your warts disappear in record time with these natural remedies!
Relieve pain, reduce inflammation and treat cases of otitis media and otitis externa (swimmer’s ear) with these natural remedies for ear infections.
Although not a serious problem, if left untreated, bacterial or viral pink eye can cause serious damage. Speed up recovery with these natural home remedies for pink eye!
Plantiva’s botanical-based immune supplement ImmuneDx combines the power of ginseng, Stephania and other herbs to protect the immune system.
Natural Home editorial intern Kirsten Hudson discusses Starbucks’ progress in making its coffee cups recyclable.
One rookie gardener battles seasonal temperature fluctuations and too much rain in the quest to grow the perfect tomato—and realizes she isn’t alone.
Pruning your mints, lemon balm and oregano will help them grow back more lush than ever.
These plants are less stressed and have begun to bloom now that the weather has finally cooled down.
The unexpected, freezing temperatures in southern Texas haven't kept our guest blogger Cynthia down. Here are some of her cold weather, garden care tips.
Summertime in Texas means heat, humidity, and a thriving herb garden. The time is right to harvest basil and parsley.
Cynthia, our guest blogger from Texas, winterizes her herb garden in preparation for the first winter snow.
After a drought wreaked havoc on her garden, a little rain perks this gardener and her plants right up.
Well, much to my delight, we had rain this week! Two inches fell yesterday and it's raining lightly now as I write. I couldn't be more pleased. Read more.
Fall is the best time to replant herbs if you're in an area with moderate winter temperatures. Our guest blogger in Texas shares which herbs she planted this fall, including her newest addition Moujean tea (Nashia inaguensis), a lovely, fragrant shrubby herb.
It is still very hot here in my part of Texas. Day after day the temperature reaches 100 degrees or above with no rain. I was in town this morning and two people stopped me to ask how to keep their plants alive in this weather. Here is my advice.
Guest blogger and novice gardener Shelley Moore plants her vegetable seedlings.
Jessica talks about growing herbs on her townhouse balcony. With rising food prices, growing your own is a great way to save.
Keep your basil thriving with our helpful growing tips.
Our “Herb 911” series is back! With new herbs to cover, get ready to have your questions about dying herbs answered.
Keep your sage alive. Check out our growing tips for dying herbs.
Keep your rosemary thriving with our helpful growing tips.
In Texas, it has warmed up considerably, it's had plenty of rain and, best of all, the gardens are flourishing. See what's going on in Cynthia's Texas garden this month.
Try these Texan tips for planting herbs in the fall.
Winter has certainly set in Texas. Learn more abouth how our Texas guest blogger is preparing her garden for the winter by perusing seed catalogs.
Wet and windy conditions haven't kept our guest blogger Cynthia out of her herb garden. See how her plants are thriving despite the spring Texas weather.
Growing lettuce and other salad greens is easy when you plant in salad boxes.
Grow chervil with tarragon, chives and parsley for fresh fines herbes this gardening season.
It's October and purslane is growing abundantly in Texas gardens. Learn more about this herb and discover a Cucumber-Purslane Yogurt Salad.
The beautiful weather in Texas allows guest blogger Cynthia Meredith to prepare for winter.
With festivals such as the Blanco Lavender Festival, the Texas lavender industry is a constantly growing industry. Learn how to find a lavender that grows best in your Texas home.
Although the weather is still chilly, early spring planting has already begun in Texas.
Air pollution abounds in our homes and businesses, but many air purification systems are not safe to use. Try cleaning your indoor air with plants.
Natural Home guest blogger John Patrick explains why he and his wife, guest blogger Rebecca Selove, designed their sustainable Tennessee farmhouse for passive solar gain and a 5.17-kilowatt photovoltaic system. John and Rebecca are building their sustainable Tennessee farmhouse home to LEED Platinum standards.
Thanks to its live cultures, yogurt can balance bacteria in the body, offering a number of health and even beauty benefits. Discover the health benefits of yogurt!
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares her love for beets and explains how to can and pickle beets so they can be enjoyed year-round.
Add sorrel to your kitchen garden to grow a super healthy green for salads, soups and side dishes.
You'll be happy with thyme (Thymus vulgaris) in your flower or herb garden border. It's an easy-to-grow herb to use for cooking and herbal remedies.
The Herbalista's container garden is planted and almost ready for harvesting. Check out her five favorite herbs to grow in an herb container garden.
Mexican mint marigold, green pepper basil and lemon eucalyptus are just a few of the herbs in Cynthia's herb garden showing new signs of growth this spring.
Grow herbs indoors over the winter months with this simple gardening idea.
Protect your herb garden from freezing temperatures with Cynthia's winter gardening advice for Texas gardeners.
Our guest blogger from Texas, Cynthia Meredith, cleans out her herb beds to make way for thyme, chamomile, lovage and other herb plants.
When jalapenos take over, what’s a rookie gardener to do? Dry ’em, freeze ’em, smoke ’em, and more.
In the second in a series on chemicals to avoid during pregnancy, Jessica discusses why and how to prevent dangerous pesticides and herbicides from entering our bodies and homes.
Light up the night on Valentine’s Day with eco-friendly soy and beeswax candles. These candles have fewer toxins and less soot, making them a healthier option for a green Valentine’s Day.
Stuck indoors? Brighten up a rainy summer day with these fun, green activities.