Edibles in the landscaping

As more and more urban families begin to explore growing food at home, we read about more and more run-ins with homeowner’s associations and city councils claiming that our gardens are unsightly and inappropriate. While I do not recommend backing down or growing apologetically as we strive to show our communities what can be possible, I do want to encourage the aesthetically … Read More

Adding eggplant to the mix

With a soft texture and mild flavor eggplant can serve as an easy-to-grow filler or delicious stand-alone vegetable. Eggplant, or aubergine, comes in a variety of colors, shapes, and flavors. From lean and green to round and black, striped, and even white. By growing them at home you can try varieties far exceeding supermarket eggplant in both flavor and interest. To begin, select … Read More

Grow So Easy: Carrots

Root vegetables are often mistaken as incompatible with container gardening, but for the urban gardener with limited land a container might be the best way to yield an abundant crop of carrots. Growing in the ground makes your root crops more susceptible to pests and with a crop as picky as a carrot is about the soil it prefers to grow in we … Read More

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