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Harvesting small plants will help your crop grow.

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.
Caterpillar on a kale plant in the urban vegetable garden

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.
Sprinkler in an urban vegetable garden

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.
Starting our winter vegetable seeds.

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.
Urban gardener Rebecca Cuttler and her bumper crop of vegetables

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.