For most apartment and city dwellers, having any sort of garden space is hard to come by. While some lucky few may have a patio or balcony, most are left with flower boxes, windowsills and maybe a small space outside the front door (or a fire escape). With little work and very little money, you can grow a garden even in the tiniest of spaces. If a windowsill or small balcony is the only space you have, look to these genius space-savvy gardens for inspiration.Read More
Whether you have a pot of soil on your barely-there balcony or a fire escape by your window, your own urban garden can provide you with plenty of vegetables and herbs. Many city-dwellers grumble that they can’t grow their own food because they lack the garden space. Truth is, you can actually grow more than you think in compact spaces with the proper light....Read More
When starting your urban farm one of the areas that can be a little overwhelming is the sheer variety of seeds. I’m not talking about all the plants you could grow, just the seeds for one plant you wish to grow. To prove the point, type ‘lettuce’ into most online seed stores; on one very popular US store they have 151 pages (15 seeds to a page) just for lettuce and associated salad stuffs. That’s before we’ve even got into the debates about genetic modification, heirloom seeds, hybrids, purebreds (plants that will produce viable seeds once matured) etc. We’ll leave that for another blog, but for now, keep it simple!
One of the most fun ways to get started is to look at what you’re already eating and grow from what you’d normally dispose of.Read More