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Kale Salad by Matt Schwaiger

by on November 27, 2012

Tweet  1 salad bowl chopped kale (Green Kale, Russian Red Kale, any kale of your choice) Toss in/Drizzle favorite olive oil until moist squeeze 1/2 lemon squeeze 1/2 orange add 1 table spoons of apple juice for sweetness Toss in dried cranberries and pine nuts Once all ingredients are in bowl toss together and enjoy! […]

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How to Grow Kale

by on November 7, 2012

Tweet You’ve probably seen kale growing and didn’t even know it. Variants of kale and cabbage are use extensively as ornamental plants in fall and winter landscaping. If you haven’t tasted it yet, you have no idea just what you’re missing. It is iron-rich, full of nutrients, and the flavor is out of this world. […]

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UrbanFig: 7 Reasons to Eat and Grow Kale

7 Reasons to Eat (and Grow) Kale

by on November 15, 2011

TweetNot only is kale a great vegetable to grow because it is hearty and has longevity, but it is incredibly healthy for the body.  Enjoy this article that I wanted to share with you written by Jill Ettinger of OrganicAuthority.com. This article is just another great reason to grow kale in your backyard. Written By […]

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UrbanFig: Kale Chips: A Yummy Fall Recipe

Kale Chips: A Yummy Fall Recipe

by on November 10, 2011

Tweet Kale is one of those greens that is pretty easy to grow. It is sturdy and will grow for years, becoming like a tree. As long as kale has enough light and water, it will feed you generously. We eat kale almost daily and from just a few kale plants. In order to get […]

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Tweet You have many reasons to start a vegetable garden—whether it’s your first or 50th. But have you ever thought about planting a garden to replace your bottle of vitamins? Fresh fruits and vegetables contain most all of the vitamins we need on a daily basis. And while homegrown food is not a replacement for […]

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Tweet Vanessa Vick for The New York Times Shopping at Almaala Farms at the Union Market in Washington. By ANN MAH Published: April 24, 2013 Washington’s culinary scene has traditionally been known for its power restaurants: clubby spots, often run by celebrity chefs, where political movers-and-shakers cut deals and charred steaks. But recently, the city […]

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Tweet When we think of gardens, often three things come to mind: fruits, vegetables and flowers. And those are indeed three wonderful options for any garden. Herbs, however, can be an exceptionally potent addition to any type of garden. Some repel pests; others can help attract pollinators. And many can be used in making herbal […]

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TweetHave limited space and want to maximize your financial return in the garden this year? Here is a list of five of the most overpriced produce items in grocery stores across the country. By the way, every one of them is uber-simple to grow yourself at home. Do the math yourself by checking out our […]

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Tweet We get lots of questions about harvesting garden vegetables, so here are some harvesting tips for some of our urban garden favorites: Avocados are interesting in that depending upon the variety you grow, you can very closely predict when your avocados will mature. Haas avocados for example, almost always mature in April, give or […]

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Tweet  I’m happy to introduce Teague Weybright to the UrbanFig community.  Teague is a master gardener who dedicates much of his time to the LA community as the board president of the Los Angeles Community Garden Council.  He manages several school gardens in the area.  Parents ask him everyday how to start their own food […]

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Tweet The first week of 2013 is finished and if you haven’t broken your resolutions yet, we want to make sure that you can keep your resolution to get healthy and maintain your health this year. Here is our list of the top 5 edible vegetables to grow to maintain your health: 1. Kale If […]

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Tweet The biggest challenge for many new gardeners is not tending to their garden vegetables, it is knowing when the right time is to plant them. Today we will help to take the guesswork out of the relatively simple process. As I’ve mentioned here before, most vegetables in both spring and fall are best planted […]

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Farmer of the Week: Matt Schwaiger

by on November 27, 2012

Tweet We’re please to introduce you to Matt Schwaiger, the garden manager at The Ashram, an oasis in the Santa Monica mountains that is a health and wellness yoga retreat center. He and his father, Steve, maintain the entire bountiful garden themselves.  This amazing 3/4 acre garden provides seasonal organic vegetables and greens to the […]

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Farmer of the Week: Kristi Jones

by on November 13, 2012

TweetWe’re happy to introduce you to Kristi Jones, the Backyard Diva, who was first inspired to garden by her great-grandfather, Grandpa Mike. He  gardened until he was 98 years old!  He taught her about vegetable gardening and passed on his prolific and locally famous bean pole seeds. Kristi shares her vegetables, seeds and flowers with […]

Tweet In order to squelch the misconception that the urban garden is over when the summer harvest ends, we here at UrbanFig wanted to show you just how many options you have open to you for prolific and delicious fall edibles. It’s true that the fall season is a short one for many regions, but […]

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UrbanFig: Garlic Bed

What to Grow in November

by on November 2, 2012

Tweet Endive is a tightly curled member of the lettuce family that does not grow in head form. That means that the leaves can be harvested as they are needed and the plant will continue to grow for as long as the conditions allow. If you are in an area where frost is a concern […]

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Tweet After your tomato plants are gone, you are probably itching to put something else in its place, but what? Crop rotation is not a new thing, but many people don’t know what it is or that the basic idea applies whether you are a large-scale farmer or a small, urban gardener. In short, crop […]

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Tweet At the beginning of the month I made a quick mention of cover crops in the post Soil Transition: 3 Tips to Rejuvenate Soil at the End of the Season. Because the information is important and incredibly beneficial to anyone who plants in-ground gardens, we wanted to elaborate a bit on the subject. Cover […]

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Farmer of the Week: KAYE KITTRELL

by on October 23, 2012

Tweet  I’m pleased to introduce you to Kaye Kittrell, an actress and gardening lover. She has a gardening web series called www. latebloomershow.com.  She has some wonderful gardening advice below. NUMBER OF YEARS URBAN GARDENING: 1 FAVORITE THINGS TO GROW: Tomatoes, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Squash URBAN FARMING LOCATION: Pacific Palisades, CA GARDENING ADVICE: Don’t crowd seedlings! […]

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