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How to Do a Soil Test at Home
Conventional gardening focuses on plant health; organic gardening focuses on soil health. That's what the instructor said in the gardening[...]
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[...]
No Till Gardening Techniques 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[...]
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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Tips for Growing Fussy Garden Basil
Basil can be tricky. Like a lot of urban gardeners, we started our urban farm journey with garden basil. Most[...]
Bloody Butcher: Virginia’s Heirloom Corn
Gardeners and small farmers are leading the heirloom seed movement, bringing back nearly forgotten strains of garden vegetables. Jake Garland[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
Why We Use Pressure Treated Wood for Raised Beds
Readers have noticed that our raised beds are made from commercial lumber, which is chemically treated. Before we designed our[...]
Save Thyme for These Grownup Tea Cookies
Savory cookies! I love cookies, and I really love savory tea cookies. You can eat more of them than sweet[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
Oyster Farm – Are They Plants or Animals?
Are oysters a plant or an animal? Many vegetarians eat them, claiming they reproduce like plants and feel no pain.[...]