Five Ways to Refresh and Rejuvenate Your Urban Garden

January 16, 2014


refresh-and-rejuvinate-your-urban-garden-in-2014 Photo from Designers & Books

It’s easy to spend the entirety of winter dreaming of gardens. Envision candlelit dinners outdoors veiled in the fragrance of flowers, sunny afternoons gathering flavorful herbs, and the delicacy of homegrown fruit and vegetables in Read More...

An Edible Roundup: Where We’ve Been Eating Lately

August 16, 2013


Lately, we’ve featured a few can’t-miss culinary ventures, including tasty fried flowers prepared by a foraging chef, and an idyllic restaurant famed for its onsite laboratory and farm. Here’s a quick look back at the edible innovations we’ve been exploring, Read More...

How to Build Indoor Hydroponic Gardens Using IKEA Storage Boxes

June 1, 2013


Hey apartment and small space dwellers, here’s an easy DIY compact hydroponic indoor farm system you can make with repurposed off-the-shelf IKEA storage boxes.


ELIOOO is not a product, it’s architect and designer Antonio Scarponi’s cleverly conceived and designed instruction … Read More...

Five Great Foods to Grow in Urban Gardens

July 4, 2011

This is the debut of a series of exchanges between Urban Gardens and Seasonal Wisdom, exploring the latest in gardening, green living, and design. Teresa O’Connor of Seasonal Wisdom shares her know-how for growing food in urban garden containers.Read More...

A Carton of Gardens for Urban Patios Everywhere

May 10, 2010

So you want to grow your own veggies but don’t have a garden, no problem! Garden in the Koop’s Patio Garden brings the garden to you in an egg carton filled with something for your patio, your deck or even … Read More...

Roll Out Your Garden

February 2, 2010

CJ Chapman’s Roll-out Vegetable Seed Mat

Thinking of rolling out a flower or vegetable garden this spring?  Consider a prefabricated seed mat such as the Instant Garden Seed-in-a-Blanket by Creative Garden Concepts, a seed germination medium comprised of two … Read More...

I’ll Trade You a Zucchini for That Kholrabi

January 30, 2010


Maybe you live in a space that can’t accommodate a vegetable garden, or you don’t have the time to cultivate one.  Perhaps you weren’t blessed with a green thumb, or you were but grow much more than you can eat.Read More...

Ringing It in From the Garden

December 31, 2009


While ringing in the new year, many cultures believe that consuming anything in the shape of a ring is good luck, because it symbolizes “coming full circle,” completing the year’s cycle. For that reason, the Dutch believe that eating donuts … Read More...

Vegetable Garden Planning Advice in a Click

November 26, 2009


It may not be a substitute for a talented landscape or garden designer, but the GrowVeg online interactive garden planning tool offers lots of practical advice for planting your vegetable garden:

Creating Plans
Quickly produce garden plans, add plants and …

National Community Gardening Week Starts Today

August 23, 2009


On August 6, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack encouraged Americans to connect with the land, the food it grows and their local communities by proclaiming August 23-29, National Community Gardening Week.

A community garden is an opportunity to educate everyone about … Read More...

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