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

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.! … 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

Selecting Varieties: The Basics

It is important to select crops that will both grow well in your climate and provide the most nutrition for the amount of resources you put into them. Let’s start with location. If you have sunny windows and plan to grow indoors, you can grow anything you like year-round. But if you plan to take advantage of a balcony, rooftop, or plot … Read More

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