Spicing Things Up

Chiles. Chilies. Chillies. Peppers. Capsicum. Wherever you are, whatever you call them, chiles are a garden favorite the world over with good reason. While they add color and kick to nearly every ethnic flavor, chiles  are versatile and lend well to a variety of environments – including the urban garden. Pair them with eggplant and tomatoes or grow smaller varieties on a … Read More

3 Great Ways To Prepare Leeks

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A good source of Vitamin A and Folic acid, leeks are both a tasty and nutritious addition to any meal. Since we have shown you how easy they are to grow, explore 3 great ways to prepare them. With Fish This recipe from Simple Bites highlights a classic pairing of the leek’s mild and sweet onion flavor with seafood. Substitute any fish … Read More

Gardening As Graffiti

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“Green loitering” and civil disobedience are making waves of change in urban communities. Guerrilla gardeners, as the rogue citizens are calling themselves, are feeding families, forging policy changes, and facing not a few citations for their work on city-owned vacant lots and the parkways along sidewalks. By “defacing” these areas with nourishing food forests of tomatoes, chilis, salad greens, sunflowers and more, the gardeners … Read More

Protect Your Soil And Use Less Water With Mulch

We grow in the tropics, on a cement rooftop, in more than 6 hours of direct sunlight. Needless to say, our garden gets hot. However, though we water only in the cool of late evenings or early mornings, by dusk the following afternoon our soil is still moist and forms loose clumps when squeezed in the palm. The key to healthy soil is … Read More

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