My ambitious plans

Every time at the start of gardening season I plan the layout of my garden, and every time I fail to follow it, in the end. Let's see what happens this time... I divided my balcony into several sections: green walls 1, 2 (and 3, if I'm adventurous enough), window box, berries (blueberries and raspberries), …

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Earth Day Post: Why garden in the city?

Hello and happy Earth Day! I know, I know, I'm a few days late, but hey, every day is Earth Day on this blog 🙂 I figured this is a good point in time to write about why I believe it is so important to generate as much green space as possible in big cities. …

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Attack of the evil squirrels!/Атака коварных белок!

Русский As any Philadelphia dweller, I am well aware that the squirrels are ubiquitous, ever-hungry, fast, and crafty. Although it definitely is frustrating, I have gotten used to them digging everything up and messing the order and lining of the seeds I sow. What I was not ready for, however, is what I discovered this …

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My favorite gardening resources

Obviously, I use a lot of resources to learn the best approaches to gardening in different environments, but the three sources below occupy 99% of my garden reading/listening time. I hope you find them as useful as I do! You Bet Your Garden. First things first: I am a huge fan of this WHYY show …

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And so it begins/ Начало положено

Русский Looks like the spring finally decided to settle for good in Philadelphia, so I'm getting ready to set up the garden. For now, though, it is just a fire escape balcony cluttered with some planters, buckets of compost, my worm factory, and piles of sunflower seed peels (evidence of the local squirrels raiding my …

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