The Sprout Robot Planting Calendar

Not sure when to begin planting in your zone? Pop over to Sprout Robot for an instant personalized planting calendar. After trying out several zones I am familiar with, the generated recommendations seem to be spot-on. They even provide general planting instructions and premium services to help guide you through the entire season. Tailor your guides based on growing in beds or … Read More

The Edible City Documentary

Edible City: Grow the Revolution is a portrayal of several different voices in the local food movement, from occupiers to Oakland community members where several programs are taking off. If you are looking for model programs to study in order to develop an agriculture program in your city, consider City Slicker Farms and Alemany Farm, among the many other organizations featured in the documentary.

A Mulching Guide From Hobby Farms

In virtually every planting guide I will stress mulching, but not all much is created equal. Nor can they always be used interchangeably. There are a few plants and types of mulch that will need to be handled differently. Hobby Farms has put together an easy-to-read diagram to help you choose the best mulching practices for your garden. Click the image for a … Read More

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

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