Monthly Archives: January 2013

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By Devon Johnson, Contributing Writer Devon Johnson is a new contributing writer for Urban Gardens NYC.  Devon grew up in Brooklyn in NYCHA’s Marcy Development, and is one of our New York based writers. Read his introductory post here. Started in … Continue reading

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Profitability of Vegetable Gardens

As we meander through winter toward spring, what to plant this year is probably on the minds of many a gardener. Cultivating vegetable and fruit can produce some great food, but one might wonder whether doing so is even profitable … Continue reading

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GROW TO LEARN: The Citywide School Gardens Initiative

By Devon Johnson, Contributing Writer Devon Johnson is a new contributing writer for Urban Gardens NYC.  Devon grew up in Brooklyn in NYCHA’s Marcy Development, and is one of our New York based writers. Read his introductory post here. OMGarsh, I … Continue reading

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Gardening Trends Worth Keeping

A friend the other day said that the days of the perfectly manicured lawn are over. In today’s day and age, we’ve abandoned the short-cut grass and meticulously groomed yard for something a bit more worthwhile—albeit messier. These days, it’s … Continue reading

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Preparing Seedlings Indoors

It may still be winter out there, but for those that plan on growing their own seedlings, planting season is looming in closer every day. Seedlings take a bit of extra planning, technique, and—most of all—care. But those gardeners who … Continue reading

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New Contributing Writer- T-Boye Doe

Hello Digital World, It’s your soon to be favorite blogging superhero, “T-Boye Doe” LLLLOOOLLLLL !!!. I hail from one of the most liveliest boroughs, one that is enriched with culture, art and creativity that’s only known as Brooklyn, New York. … Continue reading

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January Gardening Tips

January always feels as though we should be coming to the end of the winter cycle, but the sad truth is that we’re not even halfway to spring yet. It’s still chilly outside (and sometimes downright freezing), and the spring … Continue reading

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3 Ways Snow Can Help Your Garden

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! Ok, we know the holiday season is past, but that doesn’t mean that we don’t still want it to snow for our gardens’ sakes. And no, we’re not kidding. Contrary to … Continue reading

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3 Gardening Myths and Truths

Every once in a while, we catch ourselves having foolishly believed something just because someone, somewhere, told us it was true. We never did the research; we just believed that common knowledge was the same as truth. Sometimes, it is—but … Continue reading

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The Daffodil project

By Devon Johnson, Contributing Writer The Daffodil Project was started in 2001 in memory of the countless loved ones that were lost in 9/11. This project is said to be the largest volunteer, citizen-driven planting effort in New York’s history; … Continue reading

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