What Are Perennials

What if you could plant something once and receive a harvest yearly? If that sounds interesting to you, then you should investigate perennials. I know I am mainly talking about edible gardening here. Perennials are plants that will live for more than two seasons, and I like to think of perennials as plants that willContinue reading “What Are Perennials”

Benefits of Urban Agriculture

Hey folks, last week we talked about what urban agriculture is. I hope it was a good start to learn more about this amazing process of growing. Today, let’s tackle the benefits of urban agriculture. When you start to search for the top cities associated with Urban Agriculture you see some mind-blowing things. A majority theContinue reading “Benefits of Urban Agriculture”

What is Urban Agriculture

Urban agriculture can be defined as growing, processing, and distribution of food and animal products by locals and for locals within an urban setting.  Examples of Urban Agriculture include but are not limited to :  community and backyard gardens rooftop and balcony gardening  growing in vacant lots Aquaculture and hydroponics  market farms  raising livestock andContinue reading “What is Urban Agriculture”

What Is Vermicomposting?

Vermicomposting is the process of using worms to breakdown organic matter. Not the same worms that you find in your garden.  No, these here are basically super worms. Fun fact, there are over 9000 different varieties of earthworms. Earthworms are one of the oldest creatures on the planet. These worms have a voracious appetite, likeContinue reading “What Is Vermicomposting?”

6 Methods of Composting

Now that we know the benefits of adding compost to our garden, we should discuss different methods of composting. These ways will work whether you live in an apartment with limited space or whether you have sprawling acreage. There is a way to compost for everyone regardless of your living situation. What are the differentContinue reading “6 Methods of Composting”

Vertical Gardening: 5 Ways It Maximizes Garden Space

Vertical gardening is one great way to maximize your gardening space. When I say vertical gardening, I am not talking about vertically building/stacking raised beds or containers.  I am referring to training a plant to grow against a vertical structure; Like a wall, trellis, fence, or any other vertical plane.  Have you ever grown watermelonContinue reading “Vertical Gardening: 5 Ways It Maximizes Garden Space”