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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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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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Gardens on the Roof: The Spread of Urban Gardening

In the last 10 or 15 years, there’s been a definite increase in the number of active urban gardens in the United States. Whether on a city rooftop or a vacant plot of land, urban gardens do more than just make … 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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Must-Have Tools for the Urban Gardener

If your home or apartment is anything like mine, you may often find yourself struggling to find additional storage for those items you just can’t bear to give up. I barely have enough space to garden, let alone store gardening … Continue reading

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How to Care for Those Lovely Lilacs

“Now that lilacs are in bloom, she has a bowl of lilacs in her room.” – T.S. Eliot It wouldn’t be springtime without the lovely aroma of newly blossoming lilacs wafting through the air. When I was growing up, my … Continue reading

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Jennie Love’s Fresh Flowers

“We lose sight of seasons when we have ready access to produce, flowers, whatever it is,” says urban flower farmer Jennie Love. “But I think it’s really interesting to get back in touch with that cycle of growth.” Love, the … Continue reading

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New York City’s Green Guerrillas

Pop-up arts installations and “guerilla” art tactics have been transforming public spaces for decades. “Yarn bombing” is an example of this: it’s a popular trend in which colorful, knitted pieces are placed on monuments, trees, or other structures as a … Continue reading

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Community Gardens: The Good, the Bad, and the Drama

While perusing some of my favorite gardening blogs, I stumbled upon this article, “Why I would be kicked out of a community garden” by gardener and writer Elizabeth Licata. The entry provided me with many laughs, as well as got … Continue reading

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Sprout Home in Brooklyn

What a treat it is to spend an afternoon perusing one of your favorite flower shops, nurseries or community gardens. These places are havens for likeminded urban gardeners, and are designed to help transform your own space into a wondrous … Continue reading

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