State of the garden: late September

As you may have guessed from the complete lack of posts this month, things have gotten a bit out of hand. I'd like to say that I was still taking care of my fire escape garden (and community garden plot, for that matter), but that is far from truth. However, we're in mid-Fall already, which …

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Community garden update: after a week of neglect

Now matter how much we strive to plan our lives ahead, every now and then everything still gets out of hand. For me, that was the last couple of weeks. Things just kept piling up, and as a result I have not stopped by my community garden plot in a week (or longer, I'm not …

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The potato tower project

Good afternoon, fellow gardening enthusiasts! If you've ever googled or searched on Pinterest for "growing potatoes", you must have seen at least a million of "potato towers". The logic behind the idea makes perfect sense, so I decided to give it a try. Why a tower? you may ask. Reasonable question. If you've ever grown …

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How to make cheap and pretty planters out of baskets

I encountered some $0.99 baskets at a local thrift store and decided they can make great planters. First, I selected an appropriate liner (I used small grow bags I had on hand, but it could have been any peas of cloth or a plastic container of the right shape (just remember about drainage holes!). I …

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