Plants

Tomatoes are kind of the gateway drug for urban gardeners - easy to grow in containers for small spaces. We've got you covered there, along with all the lovely vegetables that come after. How to grow, what to plant and garden-to-table recipes for the urban garden.

The Best Edible Flowers for Colorful Cooking
Be sure not to eat florist or foraged flowers, which likely contain pesticides and preservatives, and don’t assume every edible[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
Get the List: Know What to Plant in Your Urban Garden
You can't plant just anything in an urban garden. Well, you can try, but then you'll be sad when that[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]