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URBAN GARDENING: Save water by harvesting smart, even if it hurts
If you balk at the idea of removing perfectly healthy plants you've got 'harvestphobia' but the smart gardener will get over it.
Jul 13th, 2015
When bugs attack! Five ways to deal with pest damage
Insects play important roles in our ecosystems. But sometimes, pests can get out of hand. Our role as gardeners is to understand what bug attacks are telling us, and then gently guide them away.
Jul 5th, 2015
URBAN GARDENING: Five tips for nurturing thirsty veggies in a heat wave
Gardening gives us a front-row seat to changes in climate and weather. With this summer’s high temperatures, we need to keep our plants irrigated and also avoid wasting water. Here's how.
Jun 28th, 2015
URBAN GARDENING: Planning your winter garden
By growing food year-round — not just in the spring and summer — we can significantly increase our food resiliency. The catch is that we need to start our winter gardens at the height of summer.
Jun 23rd, 2015
URBAN GARDENING: What to do with a bumper crop
Rebecca Cuttler commutes to her food-giving plot and shares the wealth of local gardening info in her new weekly column, Abundant City.
Jun 16th, 2015