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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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No Till Method for a Winter Cover Crop
A winter cover crop will replenish your urban garden soil with critical nutrients, prevent weeds from growing and even provide[...]
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[...]
Tool Sharpening Is Easier Than You Think
Until this fall I was scared to sharpen my own tools. I knew that late fall and early winter are[...]
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[...]
5 Reasons a Digital Garden Planner Rules
If you can't be in your back yard during winter's unwelcoming weather, then choosing and using a good garden planner[...]
Cooking by Feel with Virginia Chef Edna Lewis
Chef Edna Lewis is having a bit of a moment - finally. And we can still learn a lot about[...]
Try Southern Braised Kale with Onions
Slow cooked kale, collards and other bitter greens are a staple of the Southern kitchen. Chef Iggy grew up in[...]
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,[...]
Craft Baker Revives Local Grain Growth
In his book The Third Plate, chef Dan Barber argues that chefs have the power to change the way the world eats.[...]
Gallery: Small City Garden Ideas for Urban Spaces
Looking for small city garden ideas? This gallery of images from Richmond's Oregon Hill neighborhood shows how you can carve[...]
Turning On the Garden Lights at Brookgreen
We visited the winter garden lights display at Brookgreen Gardens in Myrtle Beach. It gave us a lot of ideas[...]