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WHAT'S NEW IN URBAN GARDENING

Recipe: 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[...]
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[...]
Themes for What Vegetables to Grow in Pots
Don’t have acres of farmland to grow your own vegetables? No problem. A thoughtfully curated container garden planted in a[...]
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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Themes for What Vegetables to Grow in Pots
Don’t have acres of farmland to grow your own vegetables? No problem. A thoughtfully curated container garden planted in a[...]
The Top 7 Heirloom Seed Catalogs for Urban Gardeners
Spring's last cold snap is here - let's all curl up on our couches and flip through some beautiful seed[...]
That Time the Sweet Potato Vine Volunteered
It was a surprise to see a sweet potato vine emerging from our compost heap. Sure, compost piles get a[...]
Sustainable Garden Watering with Ollas
It gets hot and dry during Virginia's growing season, but we have found a sustainable watering solution for raised beds[...]
5 Benefits of Hosting a Plant Exchange
Have you ever been to a plant exchange? Botanical gardens sometimes hold plant sales, but that's not what I'm talking[...]
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[...]
Warm Up to Easy Cream of Tomato Fennel Soup
Are you craving the fresh taste of garden tomatoes in winter? This tomato fennel soup is a creative and flavorful[...]
The Tomato Sandwich Recipe We Love
It's hard to believe a tomato sandwich requires a recipe, but Southerners will fight over the smallest distinctions of sandwich[...]
Mix Up This Heirloom Corn Polenta Recipe
We like to use Virginia's Bloody Butcher heirloom corn for this polenta recipe. The dark reddish color makes a striking[...]
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.[...]
Starting a Winery Garden at Upper Shirley Vineyards
Upper Shirley Vineyards just outside Richmond didn’t really plan to have a winery garden. But with so many farm-to-table restaurants[...]
The Real Cost of Garden Strawberries
Garden strawberries are a tempting item to add to the urban garden, but may not be worth it. I was[...]