An Eco-Friendly Solution For Small Space Gardening: The City Garden
August 17, 2016 by Robin Plaskoff Horton
Looking for an easy way to grow a garden on a balcony, deck or in any sunny spot you’ve got? Scroll down to enter our contest for a chance to win a The City Garden–an eco-friendly kit that has everything needed to grow cucumbers, peppers, and tomatoes.
The City Garden is a fun and easy system to master–even for those with brown thumbs. The kit comes with non-GMO seed packets and a cute little greenhouse with seed starting discs for germinating your seeds. There are also fertilizer packets developed specifically for the vegetables you will be growing.
Secret’s in the Soil
City Garden’s secret to success is in the soil media made from coconut husks, aka coir peat. Coco peat is organic in nature, sustainable and renewable. Growing with coir is an eco-friendly choice that roots love, which translates to healthy plants.
Many soil and potting mix manufactures now use coir in their soil blends because it’s a longer lasting mix and also promotes moisture retention and aeration.
The kit comes complete with detailed instructions for starting your seeds, expanding your coir block (everyone’s favorite part), setting your fertilizer pellets, and planting your seedlings. Just follow the directions, add water, and you are growing!
The City Garden Giveaway starts August 17, 2016 at 9 am PDT and ends August 31, 2016 at 11:59 pm PDT. One lucky entry will be notified via email on September 2 by noon PDT.
Interested in getting your own City Garden today? Urban Gardens’ readers get a 15% discount: Click here to purchase!
Photos: City Garden via Blooming Secrets; Cucumber, Tomato: Jill Mazur; Seedlings: Uschi via Pixabay; Green tomatoes: Marisa via Pixabay