Category Archives: gardening

How to Start Your Plants From Seed

Sure, you can go to your local greenhouse or farmers’ market and buy seedlings to plant in your container garden. But your choices are going to be limited to what those greenhouses and farmers think will sell the best. If … Continue reading

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6 Tips for Creating Fabulous Container Gardens

Container gardening is a great way to get fresh food in a small amount of space. You can grow an almost endless array of veggies from salad greens to tomatoes to—believe it or not—some varieties of corn. Here are some … Continue reading

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Crocuses: The First Sign of Spring

You know spring is finally on the way when the first crocuses start poking their heads out through the snow. Those small purple flowers bring a smile to any Northeasterner’s heart. Here are some facts about and tips for growing … Continue reading

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USDA Funds Make Shipping Containers into Flourishing Urban Gardens

Did you know that every year, the US Department of Agriculture sends millions of dollars to rural farmers? It’s not just the countryside that’s benefitting from this funding these days, though. Increasingly, the USDA offers financial assistance to urban farming … Continue reading

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5 Reasons to Grow Fruits and Vegetables In the City

Whether you’re growing produce on your balcony or rooftop garden, or in your own patch of a community garden, there are plenty of great reasons why it’s awesome to grow your own. Here are just a few of them. They … Continue reading

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Tips for Choosing the Best Pots for Your Container Garden

Let’s face it: there isn’t much space in the big city for gardening. But that doesn’t mean you can’t add a little green to your life! Container gardening was made for city dwellers. You can have great success—not to mention … Continue reading

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How to Attract Hummingbirds to Your Balcony or Backyard

Hummingbirds are among the most beautiful wild birds in North America. Some cultures even consider them an omen of happiness. On a more practical level, they eat insects like mosquitoes and, along with bees and butterflies, are pollinators crucial to … Continue reading

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How You Can Use Coffee Grounds for Agriculture and Your Household

Americans love coffee. One could even say that it fuels us. Many of us choose to make our delicious coffee at home instead of paying high prices for store-bought lattes. This means we are left with coffee filters full of … Continue reading

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Growing an Indoor Herb Garden

Many gardeners dread the winter months: no digging in the garden, significantly less fresh local produce, and very few fresh herbs. But the good news is that even if you don’t have an indoor greenhouse, you don’t have to give … Continue reading

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Preparing Your Garden for Winter

As much as we hate to admit it, fall is here and winter is right on its heels. It’s time to get your garden ready for next year by doing a few things before the snow flies. Clean up your … Continue reading

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