Spring in the urban garden means….
Planting at last! Soil prep…watering…growing…sharing.
Maybe your plants got blight, or frost is coming. Whatever the reason, if you find yourself with a basket of green tomatoes, then this recipe for Southern Fried Green Tomatoes is the classic solution.
A thoughtfully curated container garden can yield multiple meals’ worth of healthy vegetables. Here are three themed plant mixes for what vegetables to grow in pots, and recipe ideas to show off your harvest.
Looking for a great way to meet your gardening neighbors, build community and get free plants? Host a seed and plant swap! Here are five tips for how to organize a seed and plant swap for your neighborhood.
When we found these bicycle wheels, we knew we had to make a trellis. We saved money over buying something ready-made, and our garden art reflects our own distinctive personality. Here's how to make one yourself.
We tried ollas for easy garden watering last summer, and they worked so well that we're installing more. Ollas work sort of like drip irrigation, but they're much cheaper and easier to install. Here's how.
Before we designed our urban garden I did quite a bit of research on the various options for garden construction materials. Here's why we decided on pressure treated wood for raised beds.
Hosting a plant exchange isn't just about growing plants, it's about growing your urban community. A strong gardening community helps everyone in these five ways.
This colorful shrimp and grits recipe uses heirloom grits ground from Bloody Butcher corn. For the best flavor and texture, look for any stone-ground varieties of grits from local mills.
When Jake Garland retired, he started farming in his spare time. He talks about why he wants to bring back Bloody Butcher heirloom corn to rural Nelson County, Virginia.
I love using garden herbs, like thyme, in unusual ways like these thyme butter cookies. You can use either fresh or dried thyme for these savory tea cookies, which make great gifts!
It was a surprise for us to find a sweet potato vine growing from our compost heap. Here is how we transplanted it and got a tiny crop of volunteer sweet potatoes.
Kitchen composting gives you lots of rich soil. Let your garden feed the garden, rather than buying fertilizer and other soil amendments! Here's what you need for easy composting in the urban kitchen.
Dogs, visitors, even buried electrical wiring: Here's a list of common garden pests in urban backyards, and our successful organic methods for keeping them at bay.
Braised kale is a staple of the Southern kitchen. Don’t forget to drink the tangy braised kale pot liquor - the savory liquid that’s left after the braise. Southerners believe it’s a health tonic.
Struggling to grow garden basil? The real problem probably isn’t your lack of green thumb - basil is tricky. Here's why we have kind of a love/hate relationship with basil, and our tips for keeping it happy.
When growing tomatoes, you must figure out one big thing before everything else: Will you grow determinate or indeterminate tomatoes? You can't enter into this decision lightly. Here’s a guide.
Growing rosemary in a pot is what pulled me into gardening. It's so easy to grow! In fact, osemary, in a pot or not, is an almost-perfect herb for urban gardening, and here's why you should grow it.