Winter in the urban garden means….
Holidays…garden design…planning…dreaming…seed catalogs!
Wood pallets are great garden building materials. If you can collect three to nine pallets, and make sure they are the right type, you can build an easy and long-lasting compost system. Here is how we built ours.
Steal these food photography tips and tricks from the pros! We recently talked with Shell Royster, professional food photographer, about capturing delicious looking images on a cellphone.
Planning next year’s garden? This gallery of images from Richmond's Oregon Hill neighborhood shows how you can carve out some creative and attractive garden space in small urban neighborhoods.
Healthy soil is the key to organic urban gardening. But do you know how healthy your soil is? Evaluate the texture, ingredients and structure of your soil with these simple tests.
Beaver Creek Farm raises quail, pheasant and other lean and flavorful game birds on five acres of land in Varina, Virginia, and another ten acres in King William. Owner Spencer Moore talks about his work.
Last winter we sent away for all the seed catalogs to evaluate which are best, and why. We focused on heirloom seeds because those vegetables have superior flavor. Which seed catalog is the right one for you? Here's how to decide.
Two people, two hours, one raised garden bed. Here are our step-by-step instructions for how to build a raised bed in under two hours - and that includes shopping time.
The texture of homemade ricotta is close to yogurt, and we often substitute it for Greek yogurt in recipes. Try this recipe and you'll never go back to the hard, rubbery stuff from the grocery store.
You can't plant just anything in an urban garden. Avoid mistakes by knowing what to plant in the first place. We've made plenty of mistakes, and we got tired of failure. That's why we created our Urban Garden Plant List.
If you can't be in your back yard during winter's unwelcoming weather, then choosing and using a good digital garden planner is the next best thing. Here is our guide to the best digital garden planners out there.
Talking with Karen Hudson of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science about the Chesapeake Bay’s oyster gardening programs, and whether or not she thinks the tasty bivalves are part of the plant kingdom.
Are you craving the fresh taste of garden tomatoes in winter? This tomato fennel soup is a creative and flavorful way to use summer's frozen or canned tomatoes. It works with both paste and slicing tomatoes.
Interested in growing your own backyard mushrooms, but don't want to invest in a pre-made kit? Here's how to grow them in your backyard the natural way, using logs.
Called "Kimchi-jjigae" in Korean, this spicy kimchi stew will clear out your sinuses without setting your mouth on fire. Make this hearty recipe and stay warm this winter.
Edna Lewis’s book, The Taste of Country Cooking: 30th Anniversary Edition was recently re-released on its 30th anniversary. When I cracked it open, I rediscovered a wonderful thing about an Edna Lewis recipe: She cooks by feel.
At Sub Rosa bakery, Evrim Dogu works hard to source heirloom grains. Sadly, most Virginia farmers grow those crops for animal feed. Dogu explains why he wants to bring back local grain to the Virginia landscape and table.
These rosemary butter cookies make a memorable hostess or holiday gift from the garden. Package them as a stack in cellophane or a pretty tin lined with wax paper. Finish the package with ribbon and a sprig of rosemary.
Grow it, cook it, eat it. That's how I plan to stay happy, healthy and sane in the coming year, and beyond. Join me and we'll all get through this year together!
Stuffing is a delicious side for more than just holiday meals. Use your fresh garden sage and serve this sausage stuffing with grilled pork, roasted chicken or other fowl.
We visited the winter garden lights display at Brookgreen Gardens in Myrtle Beach. It gave us a lot of ideas for using lights and candles in our own garden. Check out our photo gallery.
Late fall and early winter are a good time for garden tool care, including tool sharpening. I used to take my pruners, hand hoes and shears off to a garden center or knife sharpener, but it’s easy to do it yourself.
We spent two afternoons building this urban garden cold frame, at a total cost of $49.41. Here is our step-by-step guide to DIY cold frame building for your garden.