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A better way to grow strawberries and other hanging fruits and berries is to use growing boxes or tubes elevated off of the ground. You can even grow them at waist or chest level for easier growing, tending and picking. No more rotting caused by laying upon the ground while developing!

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Micro-farming includes finding ways to maximize available but limited space.  This is a rather clever idea for folks who want to try farming on an average city lot or smaller. :)

50 DIY Raised Garden Bed Plans (Ultimate Guide to Start Gardening)

Do you love gardening? Well, then you'll enjoy these DIY raised garden bed plans! Honestly, raised garden beds are one of the best things you can invest your time in. They will save you from excessive weeding, a lot of bending down- which will prevent backbone damage, and you will have the choice of customizing your soil! Different vegetables and fruits need different types of nutrients, for example, potatoes need loose and quick-draining soil while onions need a soil which has a lot of…

urbanhomestead.org a fantastic resource about urban gardening and micro-farming. This family grows 6,000 lbs of food annually on their small city lot (1/10 acre)!

urbanhomestead.org a fantastic resource about urban gardening and micro-farming. This family grows 6,000 lbs of food annually on their small city lot (1/10 acre)!

20' x 30' yard microfarm layout.

Geek Gardening: A Wired Guide to Domestic Terraforming

Gardeners are among the world’s most charming snobs. Rightly so: As with music and mathematics, the more you know, the more elegant your work. Erudition is valued, and so is a smattering of pretension. If you are a geek looking to put down roots, welcome to gardening. We offer you common ground. Think of it […]

Front trellis - grow hops

Fences – sustainable, durable and beautiful

In Mending Wall, poet Robert Frost decries the saying that 'Good fences make good neighbours'. It's a beautiful piece of writing but I feel the saying has great relevance in an urban setting. Fences do help define the boundaries between public and private, yours and mine. But all too often, those same fences are drab and dreary and even, sometimes, an absolute eyesore. If you're tired of your old paling fence you might find some inspiration here... Click on any image to start lightbox…

how to grow hops up a trellis

how to grow hops up a trellis

What's your Spring 2013 Garden Plan look like?  This is Fruhlingskabine Micro-Farm's garden plan.  @Sarah Cuthill

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