While we reported on home tech this week, the Gardenista team took the temperature of 21st-century gardening. How to grow plants without soil and sunlight? Does dirty air impact herbs and vegetables? Is it time to go solar? Here’s what’s trending on Gardenista.
- After a friend refused to eat her “polluted rosemary,” Meredith found out the answer to the burning question: Is It Safe to Grow Food in Urban Soil? Photograph by Liesa Johannssen for Gardenista.
- Ideal for apartment dwellers (and anyone else who likes to eat fresh basil), this dirt-free Miniature Herb Garden for a Kitchen Countertop costs $60, grow lights included.
- An old-fashioned twist to a modern dessert: Justine’s Tea Cake Recipe mingles Meyer lemons and rose geraniums. Photograph by Justine Hand.
- Wondering how long it takes for the savings to outweigh the cost of solar panels? Read Hardscaping 101: Solar Panels Pros and Cons. Photograph by Susan Teare, courtesy of JMMDS.