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Urban Gardeners

Gardening in the city is where it is at! Small spaces, roof gardens, window boxes. Talk about your methods. Share your stories. Grow your knowledge.

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Latest Activity: Nov 28, 2018

HOMEGROWN Discussions

Resources, books for planning a terrace garden 2 Replies

Started by Jay Geneske. Last reply by Pam Joseph Jul 15, 2014.

Urban farms - tell us about growing food for your city 2 Replies

Started by HOMEGROWN.org. Last reply by Desiree Feb 1, 2013.

You can grow a garden anywhere!

Started by Desiree Feb 1, 2013.

Comment Wall

Comment by Colleen Vanderlinden on December 10, 2009 at 3:10pm
Hi Rachel! It's not doomed. If you add a good layer of dry shredded newspaper or cardboard to the bottom (you'll have to shift stuff around a little) that will go a long way toward soaking up the excess moisture -- most likely liquid is collecting in the bottom of the bin. Then, after that, mix some dry shredded newspaper in with the rest of the contents of the bin. It will soak up the excess liquid, and the smell will go away soon. If you can dump the whole thing out, that would be even better because then you could add a good dry layer at the bottom, then layer your wet worm bin contents with the dry paper. But just mixing it in will take care of it, too :-) Good luck!
Comment by Rachel Levi on December 10, 2009 at 3:32pm
Thanks! I've taken your advice, and I'll report back.
Comment by bee on January 15, 2010 at 5:07pm
Hey, Im starting a new Urban Farm in Brooklyn, check it out at www.bkfarmyards.com

also want to help?
Comment by Wishingdeeply on February 18, 2010 at 4:51pm
I've got spring seeds... hope all goes well.
Feb. 18th I hope to get them into the ground in the next several days.
Comment by Cornelia on March 1, 2010 at 5:04pm
Don't know if you all saw this, but we're lumped in with some pretty cool folks! The Grist Slideshow: The Incredible Edible Urban Jungle
Comment by Erik on March 7, 2010 at 8:02pm
I'd like to hear from anyone with experience using the "square-foot garden" technique (Mel Bartholomew, "Square Foot Gardening," (Rodale, Inc: 2005)).
Comment by Rachel Hoff on March 7, 2010 at 8:11pm
Erik, I've tried it. I wrote a review of that book (and method) on my blog.
Comment by Erik on March 7, 2010 at 9:09pm
Rachel: Thanks, and thanks for your reviews of other books, too!
Comment by Sarah Rund on May 5, 2010 at 7:52pm
thought you might want to take a listen to this:


Comment by Brian Gandy on May 8, 2010 at 11:40am
Check out Garden City Organics out of Augusta.


References, Supplies and the best pruners on the market. Check out the Okatsune tools!


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