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ORDER BEFORE 11:59 PM PST November 4th to receive a shipment THIS MONTH! https://urbanorganicgardener.cratejoy.com/ Grow food ALL-YEAR-ROUND with us! Now is the perfect time to start stockpiling seeds for your fall, winter and even early spring gardens!All of our seed club members will be receiving varieties that are perfect for growing during the cooler...

“In this episode, you will get a tour of the front yard and back yard of this residential tract home lot. You will discover what is growing and John will share his tips and tricks along the way. You will learn how you can improve how you are growing in raised beds to grow more food in less space. You will also discover the secret to composting in a 3 bin pallet...

Last Chance! Must join before November 4th if you’d like to receive a shipment this Month. Shipments go out November 5th. Get seeds & garden supplies delivered to you at just the right time of the year. 🌱Fully customized based on your grow zone – garden specs – sunlight – and more. Get your fall and winter garden off to a great...

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Join the club that delivers you garden seeds at just the right time of the year to plant them – hand selected based on your garden specs.  Every month you’ll receive a collection of heritage garden seeds and everything you’ll need to get growing. Buy a subscription for yourself or give one as a gift! Sign up here: https://urbanorganicgardener.cratejoy.com/ How...

Become a Urban Organic Gardener! Here at UOG we believe that growing your own organic food can be one of the most rewarding things you can do for your mind, body, and soul. Become a member of the UOG Monthly Seed Club and receive a handpicked collection of seeds and garden goodies specifically catered to your exact growing requirements. Whether you’re growing in containers on your patio or using hydroponics in your backyard we’ve got seeds for you. Just start by answering a few basic questions about your gardening experience...

Not all light is the same by Michelle Moore Plants respond differently to different colors of light. Light on either end of the spectrum, blue light or red light, have the greatest impact on photosynthesis. Kind of Lights Blue light, referred to as cool light, encourages compact bushy growth. Red light, on the opposite end of the spectrum, triggers a hormone response which creates blooms. Orange and...

You’ve seen me mention Thrive, a sponsor, before and asked me about their line of products. Thrive is a liquid mycorrhizal fungi for your garden. The analogy that I like to use is that it’s a probiotic for your plants. It helps to set them up with a healthy root system, so they can better absorb nutrients. Before I get into more detail about mycorasdfajfla (because I know that’s how you are pronouncing it), let’s learn how to say it. Here is the phonetic pronunciation: mahy-kuh-rahy-zuhl Much better. Let’s...

This post was written by SaferBrand. Not all ‘Organic’ Products are created the same… With the rise of organic gardening, comes the rise of products claiming to be the ‘best’ organic gardening solution. The retail landscape in organic gardening is daunting… …there are countless products all claiming to be organic or natural and solve the problem you are experiencing in your organic garden. It seems that every chemical company has a set of organic products they are trying to convince you to buy. How are you to...

I’ve mentioned before that when you are gardening in containers that you’ll need to amend your soil and keep your plants well fed. As the water drains out of the containers, so do the nutrients that it needs. One other thing that your garden will benefit from is a living microbial treatment. The treatment that I am using is from one of my sponsors Thrive...

People often ask me if Miracle-Gro is organic. My response is usually, “Who cares?” The majority of Miracle-Gro’s product line is filled with chemicals and synthetics. They do have some product that is organic and certified by OMRI. Scott’s, the parent company of Miracle-Gro, is in bed with Monsanto and are the exclusive agent of Round-Up. For...

  It’s frustrating to say the least when you spend hours tending to your tomato garden and the tomatoes still aren’t as big and vibrant as they could be. The soil quality will determine your success with each plant, and the more organic material you mix into your soil (versus synthetics) the better the plant will grow! Chemicals Aren’t the Solution Most people do not want chemicals anywhere near their garden, family, dinner table, pets or the soil. They do not want exposure to dangerous toxins and once they contaminate...

When I wrote about having sponsors, some people mentioned that they wanted me to review the products. This is something that I wanted to get more feedback from you on. To give you my thoughts, a straight review isn’t something that I’m really that interested in. For the most part they are pretty boring. I will definitely be using the products of my sponsors...

If you are using manure tea to amend the soil in your there are a couple of different ways that you can use it. Directly in the reservoir container. If you made your self-watering containers with the pipe, you can pour the manure tea into the pipe as you would normally water. If you aren’t using the pipe, then you can remove the planting container and pour...

One of the questions that I’ve been getting a lot in the past week is just how mobile the Stack N Grow mobile planter is. When it’s filled is it too hard to push? The short answer to that is – no. It’s on wheels and can easily be pushed around from spot to spot. I actually had to move mine to the since the gutter is broken above my balcony, the rain water was pouring directly into it. It now sits in the front of my balcony garden. You can easily move it around your space to follow the sun or to suit whatever needs...

Since I’m running the contest for the Stack and Grow Mobile Herb Planter I thought I’d show you how to set it up. The set-up was a bit mess for me and potting soil got all over, but overall it was pretty simple. Here’s how you set it up: Check all of the planting trays. One of them has a closed center. If you want to grow smaller plants, then put that tray at the top. If you want to grow a small tree or shrub, put that tray towards the bottom. Place the cart down on a solid surface. Put the wheels into the holes....

It’s been a week since I’ve started my indoor mushroom garden. Per the instructions, I’ve been misting the bag two times a day. I was starting to get a bit skeptical, but after the eighth day I started to see some growth bursting out the front of the bag. At this point it almost looks like a piece of cauliflower. On the side of the box, it says that you can harvest your first mushroom as early as 10 days, so I’m not too far off. This seems like a good way to not only grown some of your own food, but also a good...

It’s been almost two months since I started to test the soil amendments in my container garden. I was testing using manure tea versus using regular compost. I had two cucumber plants that I had started from seeds. In looking at the two containers, it’s hard to make a definitive statement on which works better. If you were just to look at the containers, you’d think that the regular compost was performing better since it’s a larger plant and has more flowers. If you were to take a closer look at the plants, you...

Now that I’ve remembered to amend the soil in my container garden, I’m going to be running a side-by-side test of soil amendments. Here is the test that I’m going to run. I have two cucumber containers on my balcony garden. In one of them, I have amended the soil with straight compost. The other container I have watered with the cow manure tea that I brewed up. The plant that I used the cow manure tea already started out slightly smaller than the other, but I want to test and see if the manure tea help to promote better...