Monthly Archives: June 2013

Outsmart those Pesky Pests this Season with Natural Repellents

Summer, for those who love the outdoors, is one of the most celebrated times of year. It’s a season that inspires a need for outdoor adventures, for exploring nature, and of course, for gardening. This season, don’t let pesky pests … Continue reading

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New Trends in American Gardening Could Mean Even Better Tomatoes

For decades, other countries have relied on grafting as a means to harvest the best produce and plants for both personal and commercial use. There is an ongoing debate about whether or not this tricky and time-consuming method really does … Continue reading

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Farming in the City: NYCHA Opens Its First Large-Scale Urban Farm

These days, new urban farms are big news. As people work to lead healthier, greener, and complementary-to-the-earth lives, urban farming is becoming more popular than ever. It’s all over the country, too. In Seattle, the Beacon Food Forest will soon … Continue reading

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Must-Have Gardening Apps

Today, there’s a computer or smart phone application for just about everything. Happily, this fact has allowed for the development of apps designed for avid gardeners and lovers of everything outdoors. Out hiking and unsure if that plant your daughter’s … Continue reading

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Pluots and Other Delicious Hybrid Fruits

  If you’ve ever tasted a hybrid fruit, you know that many of them have the same delicately sweet, mouth-watering qualities as classic summer fruits. Your local farmers market surely holds an abundance of familiar produce, where there are likely … Continue reading

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D.I.Y. Potpourri is the Prettiest Trend in Dried Herbs and Flowers

With summer upon us, those pastel bouquets of pretty dried flowers can at long last be replaced with full and vibrant arrangements fresh from your garden. Don’t be too quick to toss out those dried blooms though. Instead, try upcycling … Continue reading

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June is Ripe with In-Season Fruits and Veggies

We all know that just because you can buy a beautiful looking piece of produce in the market during any given month of the year, doesn’t mean you should. Sure, it can be tempting to purchase a case of blood … Continue reading

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It Takes a Whole City: How Urban Gardening Can Improve Your Neighborhood

New York City, with its rows of skyscrapers and miles of dense concrete and brick buildings, might seem like that last place where a culture of urban gardeners would thrive. Surprisingly, now more than ever the presence of urban agriculturalists … Continue reading

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Urban Farming in NYC Takes to the Roof, and Whole Foods Takes Notice

With notoriously tight living spaces tucked into buildings all around the city, it’s no wonder that New Yorkers have mastered the art of manipulating their tiny environments in order to maximize the amount of usable space. Closet-sized apartments that often … Continue reading

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