Recent Urban Gardening Articles

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Awesome Indoor Planting Projects for Young Gardeners

Posted by Laura Firszt | Nov 09, 2015

Are you looking for something fun and creative to do with children this winter? Why not let them try their hand at gardening? There are plenty of small-scale indoor gardening projects...

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8 Mistakes to Avoid for the Happiest Houseplants

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 01, 2015

OK, here's the dirt on houseplants (yes, pun intended). They look lovely, add interest to your color scheme, and even help to purify the air of your home. However, you've got to remember...


9 Marvelous Uses for a Plant Mister

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 16, 2015

Here's a great little tool that will only cost you a dollar or two. A spray bottle, also known as a plant mister, is invaluable, and not just for your indoor landscaping efforts. This...

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Curbside Planting Primer

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 02, 2015

Hell strip. That's another name for the skinny little plot of land sandwiched between two expanses of concrete -- the sidewalk and the curb. Although technically owned by the city,...

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Beginning Gardener Tips that Anyone Can Use

Posted by Laura Firszt | Mar 24, 2015

You may have always wanted a garden, but not been quite sure that you were the green-thumbed type. Or perhaps until now you were living in a house or apartment without a suitable outdoor...

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It's Easy to Grow Your Own Amazing Aloe Vera

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 16, 2014

Aloe vera has been on my mind since I spoke with a non-gardening friend recently. He was tentatively interested in growing a few houseplants. At that point all the windowsills and side...

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Freeze Produce Now to Enjoy Summer Flavor All Year

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 31, 2014

Nature’s bounty is at its peak as summer winds down. Are you lucky enough to have your own organic garden? It’s likely to be brimming with fresh, luscious fruits and vegetables...

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How Much Salt Is Too Much?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 31, 2014

Salt is often demonized as a poison that you must eliminate completely from any healthy food plan. However, the truth is more complex. Salt, or sodium chloride by its scientific name,...