Category: Urban Gardening

With more people moving to cities, our food sources tend to get farther away from us. Urban gardening and urban agriculture are great ways to produce food for the masses where they are. It’s startling easy to grow food, even on a balcony or porch. Growing our own food gives us a greater appreciation for its value. Other types of urban gardening include hydroponic farms, rooftop gardens and farms, community gardens and guerrilla gardening.

Killing weeds without chemicals

Killing weeds without chemicals

Weeds… here in Florida, we all have them.  They’re growing out from the cracks in our driveway and lanai.  We pull them up, but they grow right back.  It’s so tempting to spray them with poisonous weed killing agents and be done with them.  But there’s another solution that doesn’t involve harmful chemicals leeching into …

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How does my garden grow?

How does my garden grow?

Earlier this year, I had the brilliant idea of putting hoops over my garden.  I cleverly did this using some PVC plumbing pipes.  They came in 10 foot lengths, and I used brackets to hook them to my garden at 2-foot intervals.  I was then lucky enough to find that Gardener’s Supply sells big sheets …

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Reaping what you sow

Reaping what you sow

The absolute best part about growing your own food: eating it.  Nothing gives me more pleasure than to savor the juicy flavor of homegrown fruits and veggies.  I have begun to harvest some of my food, and it’s amazing!  I have eaten three delicious strawberries and had 4 salads using my lettuce.

Keep your pets green, too

Keep your pets green, too

While we concentrate on putting good things into our own body, we should also think of our pets.  What sorts of additives and ingredients are in their food?  Most mainstream pet food contains “animal meal” – which means ground up miscellaneous animal parts.  Often, the meal included cats and dogs.  So, in essence, you are …

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Time for more backyard urban gardening

Time for more backyard urban gardening

There is a great way to ensure that you have access to fresh, locally grown produce – grow your own.  As I’ve shown you in the past, you don’t have to have a lot of space to grow your own vegetables.  Whether you’re a condo dweller or own a detached home, you have plenty of …

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Green machine: non-motorized reel mower

Green machine: non-motorized reel mower

If you’ve ever smelled a combustion-engine lawnmower in action, you can understand my concerns about owning one. They are smelly and unregulated and require you to carry a can of flammable liquid in your car. When I moved into Casa Verde, I knew I would need a means by which to control the grass on …

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