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Urban Gardening 101: 9 Things To Know Before You Hoe

Urban Gardening 101: 9 Things To Know Before You Hoe

If you’re an apartment dweller, one of the easiest ways to access to fresh air is to spend this summer creating your very own urban garden. Urban gardens make such a fantastic impact on the community, as working outside is a natural way to relieve stress, and in grubby, polluted cities, there’s no thrill quite like hanging out in your own little nature-filled paradise. Gardens also make a great education tool for kids, prevent storm water runoff by absorbing rain into soil and plants, and offer a fabulous opportunity to grow your own vegetables, fruits and herbs.

The only thing it really takes to get an urban garden going is the desire to have one. The rest is pretty simple from there! I know it sounds intimidating, so here’s a simple guide to getting started on your own garden, even if you’ve never done anything like this before. Keep reading »

The Lazy Girl’s Insta-Garden

Who doesn’t want local, fresh vegetables—especially when those veggies are, like, from your backyard local. Just because you don’t have hours of free time to slave away in the dirt and blazing sun, doesn’t mean you can’t follow Mrs. O’s gardening lead. Behold, your very own roll out and grow garden kit. The Roll-Out Veg Mat is a cardboard roll with four different types of seed and organic fertilizer pre-sown in. You “plant” the roll as a whole, water it, and wait for veggies to make an appearance. The seed choices change as the seasons do so you’ll always have seasonal veggies. [Trendhunter] Keep reading »

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