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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[...]
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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Why We Only Grow Indeterminate Tomatoes
When you decide it's time to grow tomatoes, you must figure out one big thing before everything else. Will you[...]
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[...]
Garden Art: Make Your Own Bike Wheel Trellis
I think a vegetable garden should be functional first, but also pretty if possible. I've been working on making my[...]
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 Tips: How to Host a Plant and Seed Exchange
Looking for a great way to meet your gardening neighbors, build community and get free plants? Host a plant and[...]
Quick Sauerkraut Recipe, No Cooking Required
This quick sauerkraut recipe is easy, trendy and probiotic, because it is naturally fermented. Get those happy bugs in your[...]
Rosemary Perks Up These Butter Cookies
Rosemary makes these butter cookies memorable. The piney crispness of the rosemary combined with a sugary butter dough creates a[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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.[...]
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,[...]