Urban Gardening in Washington DC

Posted on Sep 16 2009 - 4:20am by Mike Lieberman

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 pic above. She recycled 2-liter soda bottles and planted buttercrunch and red leaf lettuce, rosemary, chives, and basil.

All the excuses are gone and she got it done. Mariann got it done too.

You’re next. Let me know how it goes.

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  1. Accidental friend February 17, 2011 at 9:52 pm -

    Root system should not be exposed to light, so what you later did, inserting a [black&white] newspaper, or even better duct taping bottles /coloring them seems more natural then leaving those water bottle clear /see-through…

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