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WHAT'S NEW IN URBAN GARDENING

Southern Cider Vinegar Coleslaw (No Mayo)
I am not a mayonnaise coleslaw person. First, mayo slaw is usually too sweet. Second, it's gloppy and drippy. Third,[...]
Southern Fried Green Tomatoes with Buttermilk Crema
Maybe you're excited about your early green tomatoes. Or maybe it's fall, right before first frost, and the plants have[...]
How to Do a Simple DIY Urban Garden Soil Test
Conventional gardening focuses on plant health; organic gardening focuses on soil health. That's what the instructor said in the gardening[...]
Phaedra & EricRichmond, Virginia

​Do you live in a small urban space but want to grow tasty food? Do you plant herbs in containers on your apartment patio? Grow tomatoes in the alleyway? Read about making your own sauerkraut and think,"Yeah, I want to try that!" 

We do too. Welcome to urban gardening. Follow along to get the most yield out of a tiny urban garden, and discover new seasonal recipes from a pro chef.

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How to Grow Mushrooms Without the Kit
I fell into this whole mushroom farm thing by accident. Maybe more of a "planned" accident. I had been wanting[...]
6 Ways to Get Winter Kale to Thrive
We call it "winter kale" because kale is happiest in the colder weather of fall, winter and early spring. We[...]
Dried Thyme: Make this Great Garden Gift
Not all herbs dry well, but dried thyme is pretty much idiot-proof. There are only a few little tricks to[...]
How to Fight 5 Common Garden Pests
Our tiny urban garden has plenty of common garden pests, but not the ones you expect. We attract a level[...]
We Did Some Weird Math For This Cold Frame Project
Last week I decided that we need a cold frame to get through winter. We didn't want to say goodbye[...]
Cover Crop: Why to Copy This Big Farm Trick
A "cover crop" isn't just a big farm thing. When I first heard of it I figured that was for[...]
Make This Colorful Sweet Potato Gnocchi
Looking for something different to make with sweet potato? These little sweet potato gnocchi pillows have ridges that capture your[...]
Vegan Cold Soup Recipes for Summer
By the time spring and early summer’s warmth arrives, we all want to chill out in the kitchen. It’s time[...]
Hearty Kimchi Stew Will Get You Through Winter
Called "Kimchi-jjigae" in Korean, this spicy kimchi stew will clear out your sinuses without setting your mouth on fire. The[...]
Visit the Game Birds at Beaver Creek Farm
Beaver Creek Farm raises quail, pheasant and other lean and flavorful game birds on five acres of land in Varina,[...]
Take a Look Inside an Urban Mushroom Farm
The word “farm” conjures up images of sunny rolling hills, green with rows of fresh vegetables. But visiting a mushroom[...]
Why Chefs Love Lambstock at Border Springs Farm
A hundred pounds of raw beef. Two giant gaping grouper. Cases of pickled peaches, foraged mushrooms and rare whisky. This[...]