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Your Seasonal Guide to Growing Your Own Organic Food

Tweet   I must admit, I’ve been pretty busy this past summer and my garden has limped along due to my admitted neglect. Remarkably, the prolific Sun Gold cherry tomatoes have done well along with swiss chard, thyme, green onions and King of North peppers. Definitely give these plants a try the next time it’s […]

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Tweet Groundhog Day is more than just a classic comedy film. The annual celebration has its roots in European folklore. Legend has it that on Groundhog Day celebrated on February 2 each year, if the groundhog emerges from his burrow and sees his shadow, he will be scared back into the burrow and spring will […]

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Tweet Okay, garden lovers. You have been patient long enough and the time has arrived. That’s right, it’s time to stop daydreaming about your spring garden and get started. Before you can start planting your spring garden seeds, you need to make sure you have everything you want to plant on hand, and to make […]

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UrbanFig: January

What to Grow in January

by on January 2, 2013

Tweet If you are lucky enough to live in one of the warmer zones like Carol does in California (Zones 9 and up), you probably have the gift of being able to grow your garden year-round. For the rest of us, especially those who are coming down with a case of the winter blues like […]

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Tweet There’s no time like autumn for leafy greens, but how much should you grow to ensure a steady harvest all season long? The answer is going to depend on a few factors: how many people you are feeding, how much you consume on average, and how long the growing season lasts in your area. […]

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UrbanFig: What to Plant in October

What to Plant in October

by on October 1, 2012

Tweet It’s starting to cool off, especially at night and in the early morning hours. Whether we like it or not, it is finally time to pull out the long sleeves, and that means that most of our precious summer garden plants are probably ready to call it quits. Don’t despair, my gardening friends! There […]

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UrbanFig: Greens in the Fall

Planting for Fall

by on September 21, 2012

Tweet With Fall officially arriving this weekend, you need to get things in order to plant your fall garden. There’s no better time to plant lettuce, spinach and other quick-germinating leafy greens from seed while other cool weather favorites will perform much better if you start them from seedlings. At this point in the growing […]

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Tweet September signals the end of summer and the entrance of fall. It’s a great time to get your favorite cool weather plants in the garden so you can enjoy fresh produce all through the season. Because the season changes pretty quickly, you will need to plant these in the garden as seedlings in September […]

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Tweet The garden doesn’t have to stop producing just because summer is waning. In fact, August is the perfect time to add some variety and get a second season harvest from your space. Plant these garden favorites and harvest right through the fall and have plenty to preserve for winter as well. Kale If you […]

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Tweet For those of us in warmer zones the garden may be well underway by now, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty of time to plant lots of great vegetables in the urban garden even now. Here is our list of what to plant in your garden in June:   beans are one of […]

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Tweet In most zones April is prime time to get growing outdoors. You still need to look out for the last frost date of the season, but warmer daytime hours mean that some urban garden favorites are ready for their time in the sun. 1.  Broccoli, Cauliflower and Brussels Sprouts take the cooler weather in […]

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Tweet March is here and the countdown to spring is too! Depending on your growing zone, you may be able to start getting seeds and seedlings in the ground later this month.  Just remember that for most plants, the magic date you’re looking for is the last frost date of the season. Once the danger […]

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TweetFebruary is an exciting month for gardeners because it is a great time to get seeds started for your spring garden. Though it is too cold outside to plant for most of us, starting seeds indoors is a great way to fight off the winter blues. Here are our top urban garden items to plant […]

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What to Plant in January

by on December 30, 2011

TweetA lot of people are surprised to learn that you can plant some urban garden favorites in the middle of winter, even in January. Depending on the climate where you live, it is easy to get a jump on your spring garden now and getting your hands in the soil will go a long way […]

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UrbanFig: Organic Lettuce

What to Plant in December?

by on November 23, 2011

Tweet If you live in a temperate environment like Los Angeles or in the South (zone 9 and 10), you are lucky enough to be able to grow all year long.  Here is a handy list for what to plant in December in these types of climates. I suggest planting them a container or raised […]

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