Posted on May 4 2014 - 8:45pm by UOG
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New York’s Riverpark Farm is one of the city’s largest, most iconic, ‘most urban’ rooftop farms. Built as a retrofit of 15,000 square feet of high rise roof space. Click here to read more about New York’s Riverpark Farm. Or, check out some other rooftop gardens from around the World. ...

Heather Chapin from our Facebook page writes, “I have a tiny apartment and I’ve managed to grow 30 tomato plants, 3 flats of lettuce, peppers, green beans, sugar snap peas, avacado, basil, rosemary, potatoes and many more plants in just my kitchen and living room using the light that comes from three windows. Didn’t even have a grow light until just recently and I’ve had fresh...

Posted on Apr 21 2014 - 11:12am by UOG
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Follow Urban Organic Gardener on Pinterest! A great place for DIY ideas, and garden inspiration from fellow Urban Gardeners everywhere! http://www.pinterest.com/uogardener/boards/ ...

How to Cook Eggs in a Muffin Pan By Lisa Myers, eHow Contributor Baking eggs in a muffin tin is a very convenient way to cook a nutritious meal. With this method, you can use just plain eggs or add your favorite omelet ingredients for a mini-omelet. The choices for additions are limitless, and the eggs bake up nicely right in your oven. This is a great way to serve a crowd because you don’t have...

I don’t know about you guys but I think this is pretty badass! The produce grown on the roof goes directly to a restaurant one floor down. The practices are innovative — like growing arugula in round kiddie pools to save space and resources — and sustainable. ...

Posted on Apr 16 2014 - 10:49am by UOG
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Hey! If you’ve got an Instagram account you’ve got to follow. Lots of cool urban organic garden pics.  That is, if you’re into that kind of stuff. Follow UOG -> http://instagram.com/urbanorganicgardener     ...

Posted on Apr 15 2014 - 2:27pm by UOG
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Imagine seeing this truck driving down your street.  Fast food, eh? Well, the story goes Mr. Curt Ellis grows his good out of the bed of his truck. Pretty interesting way to garden – to say the least. Watch the video below to check out more of his “Truck Farm” in Brooklyn. http://www.truckfarm.org/ Watch the video here: ...

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. ...

Source: http://www.insockmonkeyslippers.com/crunchy-baked-asparagus-fries-with-lemon-herb-sriracha-dip Crunchy Baked Asparagus Fries with Lemon Herb Sriracha Dip 1 bunch of asparagus 1 cup panko bread crumbs 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 eggs 2 tablespoons water 1/2 cup all-purpose flour Lemon herb sriracha dip 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 cup plain yogurt 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped 1 tablespoon...

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

Posted on Apr 13 2014 - 10:13pm by UOG
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This is by far the easiest chart to understand.  All the information you need to know to successfully start seeds is right here.  Click the image to enlarge. ...

Posted on Apr 11 2014 - 8:27am by UOG
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Wondering what herbs to plant in your herb garden this year? Here are the TOP 10 HEALING HERBS you can grow yourself at home! ...

“The urban farm unit by damien chivialle is composed of a shipping container with a greenhouse built on its open roof – kaaitheater, brussels edition.” Source: http://www.designboom.com/ ...

Easily repel mosquitoes just by growing these plants!  These can all be planted in your container gardens.  Just put the containers wherever you site outdoors and you’ll be mosquito-free!  Good luck. ...

“A raised garden bed extends the planting season, offers versatility to the gardener and helps protect your knees by bringing plants up from a level position on the ground. Also known as garden boxes, raised garden beds are ideal for growing flowers and vegetables virtually anywhere. Knowing how to build them, how to use them and how to maximize the rewards you get from them is critical. Luckily,...

Companion Planting Chart by Afristar ...

10 vegetables that you can grow in the shade by Urb Apothecary ...

Source: Fix.com Luckily for all you green-thumb wannabees, gardening isn’t a passing fad. In fact, the act and art of growing flowers, vegetables, and herbs is only gaining in popularity. According to Greenhouse Magazine, nearly half of all people gardened in a year, while the Garden Writers Association found that edible gardening increased over 11 percent in 2013. For budget-smart gardeners like...

Spring is here… getting lots of messages about starting your first container garden. You are excited and nervous. And for good reason. You’ve lots to do in the next couple months! Why your garden will fail The 3 reasons your garden will fail this year. 1. You want to grow a farmers market in your small space. You want to grow tomatoes, eggplants, cucumbers, peppers, kale, onions, garlic,...

Posted on Mar 5 2014 - 1:12pm by UOG
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This is the absolute minimum amount of information you need to know about growing your own organic food. This post is brought to you by SeedsNow.com   Think about the vegetables and herbs you enjoy eating. Make a list of those you enjoy most, and think about which are hardest to find or most expensive to buy in stores – those are the ones you’ll want to grow. Winter squash, tomatoes and...