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Creating sustainable farms in Minecraft is an important factor of long-term survival. Here’s all you need to know about getting a farm set up and keeping it alive in Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta. Collect seeds Find some farmland Till the soil Water your crops Fertilize your crops Protect your crops Give your crops light Know when to harvest Farming...

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Gardening in raised beds has long been a tradition among gardeners both in urban and suburban neighborhoods. For decades now, people have been turning to their creative side to come up with lovely ways to construct raised beds that are not only purposeful but easy on the eyes.  Here’s just a few of our favorites! Milk Crate Raised Garden Bed Spiral Raised...

Just a REMINDER: If you want to receive a shipment for the month of September, you must sign up before Sept. 4th, at 11:59pm PST.  Calling all Urban Organic Gardeners! Did you know that RIGHT NOW is the perfect time to start planning your Fall/Winter urban gardens? Join the Urban Organic Gardener’s UOG Monthly Garden & Seed Club – Sign up now at: https://urbanorganicgardener.cratejoy.com Our...

I was always fascinated by growing food but turned off by how inefficient “conventional” methods are.  I did try them but between weeds, bugs, bending over, digging, and the rest, I knew there had to be a way to come up with a better mouse trap!  I started looking for something that could be used for vertical growing and that could be deployed at...

Making candied treats is always a pleasure. Not only is it easy & requires very few ingredients…there are plenty of things you can harvest from your home garden to “candy”. “Candied things are special. By cooking in a simple syrup and then drying, the moisture is removed and replaced with sugar which acts to preserve that which is being...

During the summer months, we usually have no problem with storing our fresh fruits and vegetables from the garden. There does come a time however when the abundance of produce seems like too much to keep up with and we struggle to either give extras away, or try cramming it all into the refrigerator. There are several downfalls of using the refrigerator as your...

Garlic can be planted in the spring as soon as the ground can be worked, but fall planting is recommended. Bulbs will grow bigger and more flavorful when you plant them in the fall.  Plant 6 to 8 weeks before your first hard frost.  In southern areas, February or March can be a better time to plant. Most people generally plant garlic somewhere between October-February. ...

Plants require important nutrients for proper growth.  By making sure your soil is a welcoming place for earthworms you can help create excellent soil structure with adequate aeration and drainage.  “Earthworms help create humus—a dark brown-black type of soil which holds important nutrients in place for plant growth and use. ” Earthworm Farm (composting...

The season is upon us! Gardeners all over are experiencing an abundance or “over-load” of zucchini squash. These prolific plants produce plenty of slender and long fruits, some even reaching an unwanted size that oddly enough can resemble a baseball bat! If you’ve found yourself pondering ways to use up all of your fabulous zucchini squash, look...

The Beginner’s Guide to Upcycling for Your Garden If you love gardening and trying new DIY projects, upcycling old household items into fun pieces for you’re garden will be your new favorite thing to do. Regardless of your experience level, time investment, desired budget or workable space, these upcycling hacks will turn your garden into a recycle-friendly...

If your vegetable garden consists of long, straight rows of crops surrounded by mulch or bare soil, you may be missing out on some of its potential health benefits. Aesthetic beauty is healing, especially in the form of flowers and art. The French have long understood vegetable gardens can be places of beauty. They located their traditional potagers, or kitchen gardens,...

Urban Organic Gardener Interviewing @mujerlocaplanta, from Instagram! What inspired you to start a front yard, urban garden? I grew up in a rural area about 30 minutes from where I live now. My grandparents and various other family members all live on “the Farm” and pretty much all of them are and have always been...

Craving fresh, homegrown tomatoes but maybe you didn’t have a chance to plant some earlier this year? Not a problem! By choosing the right variety of late-season tomato, you can be slicing into a homegrown heirloom tomato sometime this October. “When growing late-season tomatoes, I encourage gardeners to consider using a fungicide to prevent blight. Both...

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“GrowUp Urban Farms is committed to feeding people in cities in a way that is positive for communities and the environment, today and in the future. We produce sustainable fresh fish, salads and herbs in cities using a combination of aquaponic and vertical growing technologies.” To read more about the GrowUp project, visit: “GrowUp.Org.UK“ ...