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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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Resources, books for planning a terrace garden 2 Replies

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

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.

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Comment by Cornelia on September 24, 2008 at 12:42pm
The five gallon bucket of tomato plant hanging out my window is starting to look very sad. 40-degree nights = fried green tomatoes.

Comment by Willi on September 24, 2008 at 9:42pm
I've got a lot of green tomatoes, too. I'm thinking about making green tomato chutney.
Comment by Indigo on October 6, 2008 at 3:05pm
My bucket tomatoes are also really sad, but the silly things keep blossoming and I have all these itty bitty tomatoes.
Comment by Carrie Cox on October 18, 2008 at 2:20pm
We have a hot pepper plant that has done really well in a container this year (despite being "unplanted" by the dog once!). Was wondering about bringing it inside, along with potted basil plants, for over-wintering.
Have any of y'all had any practice or success with this?
Comment by Betty Saenz on October 23, 2008 at 4:28pm
I am ripping out water hogging and pretty useless St. Augustine for edibles- fruit trees and veggies. Amazing what all I've got but can't wait to dig more...
Comment by Carey Smith Moorman on October 24, 2008 at 9:58pm
Hi there! My experience with overwintering is that plants do well if they get enough light and the proper amount of water. Humidity is important too, for some. I always feel happy in March if my plants made it!

We are expected frost tomorrow or the night after. I'm going to make some green tomato pickles. There doesn't seem to be much reason to cover them, since it has been so cold, as someone said, they are starting to look pretty sad. Time to dig up the carrots & the fall garlic! And scour the raspberry bushes!

carey
Comment by Betty Saenz on October 26, 2008 at 8:53pm
I have overwintered pepper plants outside by putting leaves all piled up around them followed by a big plastic pot or other vessel. They also will winter inside or in a greenhouse. I also have citrus in pots that I bring into the greenhouse in winter. I built my greenhouse up against my house using old sliding glass window panes. I am in the Austin Texas area Zone 8.
Comment by Marie on October 30, 2008 at 9:53pm
I'm very fortunate to have 14 acres less than 20 mins outside of downtown Dallas TX and within a vibrant and growing region of Dallas County. I recently started a CSA to kick off my farm and amazingly, over 20 people have jumped in with me on my maiden voyage of the farm! We got off to a really late start as the ground was too hard to even plow without risking damage to the equipment. But, we disked and then a 5 inch rain came and we were off! Just got some things in, but I'm looking forward to watching it all grow! mmmm mmmm good!
Comment by Randy on November 10, 2008 at 3:50pm
Hi everyone!

I have documented my progress as a Gen X'er turned urban farmer over at Lawns to Gardens. We need to teach a whole lot more people how to do it!
Comment by Cornelia on February 10, 2009 at 3:34pm
Jackpot for wanna be urban growers who don't have any land. The American Community Gardening Association has a database of all community gardens - search by zip code and then zoom in. There's even contact information for applying!
http://acga.localharvest.org/

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