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.

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[...]
Planting Rosemary: The Perfect Urban Garden Herb?
Rosemary pulled me into gardening. It's so easy to grow! We didn't use a lot of rosemary in cooking. Actually[...]