Monthly Archives: February 2013

Seed Swapping for Variety

Ever feel like your garden needs a little extra variety but don’t know where to start? Here’s an idea: try a seed swap. Whether you’re a member of a community garden or you have a garden of your own, swapping … Continue reading

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How to create a self-watering planter from scratch

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. Hey my … Continue reading

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Growing Garlic at Home

How often have you pulled a clove of garlic from the bulb only to find that a tiny green sprout is sticking out of the top? Or perhaps you cut into a clove to find that the inside is a … Continue reading

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Tis The Season for Spring Planting

Mid-February has arrived, and garden plans can finally be put into motion. Beginning in March, cool season vegetables can be planted, whether by seed or plant. We’ve talked before about how to grow seedlings if you don’t want to purchase … Continue reading

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An inexpensive way to make a Self-watering Planter

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.   Hey … Continue reading

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AeroGarden For Urban Gardeners

There’s an interesting gardening device in the market—it’s called the AeroGarden Ultra, and it’s truly the definition of minimalist gardening. The high-tech device has seven self-contained gardening units that are soilless and self-monitoring. Gardeners fill up a reservoir with water … Continue reading

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T.I. gets his hands dirty

By T-Boye Doe, Contributing Writer T-Boye Doe is a new contributing writer for Community Arts NYC. T-Boye Doe is a thirty-something year old independent film-maker from Brooklyn, New York, and is one of our New York based writers. Check out his … Continue reading

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3 DIY Vertical Gardens

We’ve talked about space before—or the lack thereof. Particularly for urban gardeners, space can be an issue. And though we’d all love to have a half-acre backyard (or more) to work with, that’s just not a reality for most city-dwellers. … Continue reading

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Closed Terrariums for Winter Gardening

If you’re experiencing some winter blues from lack of garden contact, consider this: why not garden in a bottle? Strange though it may sound, closed terrariums can be a fun winter challenge—plus, who doesn’t like a tiny garden? You can … Continue reading

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7 Location Ideas for Apartment and Urban Gardening

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. Hey guys … Continue reading

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