Urban Garden

We live in the city, but with a farmer's DIY vibe. This is urban gardening: growing food instead of flowers, and making as much of our own food as we can. Let our tiny urban farm inspire you to grow your own, no matter how small or citified your space.

5 Tips for Hosting a Neighborhood Plant and Seed Exchange
Looking for a great way to meet your gardening neighbors, build community and get free plants? Host a plant and[...]
How to Do a Simple DIY Urban Garden Soil Test
Conventional gardening focuses on plant health; organic gardening focuses on soil health. That's what the instructor said in the gardening[...]
Garden Art: Make This Easy and Fun 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 Natural Ollas
It gets hot and dry during Virginia's growing season, but we have found a sustainable watering solution for raised beds[...]
5 Garden Rain Barrel Features Yours Must Have
We didn't even use our garden hose last summer. Instead, we use our rain barrel to save gallons of non-chlorinated[...]
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[...]
5 Benefits of Hosting a Seed and 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 Build a Solid Raised Bed in Under Two Hours
Two people, two hours, one raised garden bed. This DIY project really did take less than two hours, and that[...]
5 Reasons You Must Have a Good Digital Garden Planner
If you can't be in your back yard during winter's unwelcoming weather, then choosing and using a good garden planner[...]
Peace Out: My Garden Plan for New Year Recovery
Let's admit that 2016 has been a rough year. In fact so rough that it inspired me to start this[...]
Our Lazy Guidelines for Easy Urban Kitchen Compost
We recently started a kitchen compost pail in our tiny city kitchen, and it's so easy that now I'm preaching[...]
AvoidingDogs and 4 Other Common Urban Garden Pests
Our tiny urban garden has plenty of common garden pests, but not the ones you expect. We attract a level[...]