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This is a collection of images we’ve found floating around the Urban Organic Gardener facebook page. Hopefully this will give you some motivation to transform your yards into something like this. d   wqwq Grow your own food! Everywhere! Urban Gardening Masterpiece! Photo Credit: crustyroll35 ...

“Britta Riley wanted to grow her own food (in her tiny apartment). So she and her friends developed a system for growing plants in discarded plastic bottles — researching, testing and tweaking the system using social media, trying many variations at once and quickly arriving at the optimal system. Call it distributed DIY. And the results? Delicious.” -http://www.ted.com ...

Posted on Jun 3 2014 - 9:04am by UOG
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A new life for some old beer crates! An urban garden idea from Vienna. Credit: useitsmartly Follow: http://instagram.com/useitsmartly HASHTAG us in your Instagram pics to be featured on this page! “#urbanorganicgardener“! ...

Anybody need a hand with gardening today? A fun way to show off your old gardening gloves! Hang them from a line, & grow some lettuce or herbs inside of them. Cut a small hole in the ends of the fingers to allow good drainage. ...

Check out this incredibly brilliant design using only cinder blocks.  Simple, effective, and practical.   What more could you ask for? ...

She called her thumbs black. She said that the gardening gene skipped her generation. That’s what Megan Blevins was telling me on Twitter during the winter. We Tweeted back and forth about it and I assured her that her thumbs need not be green, but they just needed to be opposable. (Two things about that sentence. 1) I can’t believe that I wrote “We Tweeted…” 2) I can’t believe that you understand it.) That and some additional encouragement was what she needed to get her first garden prepared. Megan...

A lot of my posts contain the words “I” and “me” a lot. If you’ve been following along, you know that I started my garden from scratch, did some succession planting and thinned out the seedlings. My thoughts on that right now are, “who cares?” Most of you have been buried in more snow than you can imagine this past winter and are finally starting to see some regular sunlight. It’s almost April and planting season is certainly near . Since the purpose of this site is to get you to grow your...

Andrew Odom (@AndrewOdom) is one of my imaginary friends that I met on Twitter. He lives and gardens down south in Georgia. He built an almost recycled hoop house for his garden for under $30. I’m jealous. Since the small plastic greenhouses that I made failed, this is something that I will definitely consider for my backyard vegetable garden in Brooklyn next winter. Curious as to what went into the construction of Andrew’s and the results, I asked him a few questions that he kindly answered. Where’d you get the idea...

With this being my last post of the year, I wanted to share with you my favorite moments from UrbanOrganicGardener. This might seem a bit self-serving, but when I first set out and started this project my goal was to get just one salad. It’s turned into a bit more than that. I’ve been able to get that salad (and many more), but I’ve also been able to connect personally with many of you and that’s really been the best part. So I’ll close out this year with some of my faves: Like I said my goal was to get one...

Back in August, I shared a story with you about Mariann. She lives in Arizona and was hesitant about starting her own container garden, but did it anyways. Now that she has over two months of experience and experimentation under her belt, she checked back in and shared her progress with me. Below is part of her email: “If you recall when I started I planted by seeds, early girl tomatoes, cucumber, basil and oregano. Of that 1st batch all that survived was the basil and the cucumber plant. I have harvested quite a bit of basil and...

Received an email from another reader, Annie from Washington DC, that wanted to start her own urban garden. She had the space on her deck that got plenty of sun. Her concern was that it was too late in the season. She had a few questions and concerns, but just told her to stop worrying and to start growing her vegetable garden. So I challenged her to get it done. Since she’s not one to back down from a challenge, she showed me up and planted some herbs and vegetables on her deck. A few days later, I got an email from her with the...

I received an email from a reader this week, Mariann from Arizona. She’s planted some herbs and vegetables for the first time. Since her 13 year old son was learning about planting and germinating at school, she saw it as a way for them to bond and share the experience. They’ve planted tomatoes, cucumber, basil, oregano and sunflower seeds. To me that’s just awesome. In our correspondences with each other, Mariann had a lot of questions and expressed how nervous she was. After some back and forth of questions and...