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By bit bit on April 12, 2011

From growing a single pot of herbs in the windowsill of a studio apartment to growing rows of crops in place of a front lawn, more and more city-dwellers are producing their own food. Although we can't always grow as much as people with more land, urban farmers learn to make the most of the conditions we have and produce delicious, healthy food rather than depend on the supermarket. In this article, I'll take you on a tour of my urban farm and talk a bit about the whys and hows of growing food in the city.

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Imagebitbit
Apr 28, 2011 2:08 PM CST
Name: bit
Eastern VA and NC
Zone 7b/8a
Yeah, I've seen the threads on it. I kinda like babying my seedlings and watching them grow, and I don't have the right containers for it. It seems like a cool idea, just hasn't made it up my list of things to try out.
Imagestormyla
Apr 28, 2011 4:14 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
My GF's with toddlers provide me with all of the milk jugs! It truly is a "cool" idea! Big Grin
Imagebitbit
Apr 28, 2011 7:10 PM CST
Name: bit
Eastern VA and NC
Zone 7b/8a
We don't drink milk here at all, and I don't know anyone with toddlers near where I live. But I think I have a pretty good system with my yogurt cups.
Imagestormyla
Apr 28, 2011 7:17 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Good, just do whatever works for you!!
ImageCajuninKy
Apr 28, 2011 8:23 PM CST
Name: Cheryl
Eastern Ky
Truth should be everpresent.
I have done a bit of wintersowing the last 2 years and had good luck with it. I still start some in the house too. I have moved things out of the jugs into the beds and have a few more things to transplant still. Folks at church and in the community saved me their plastic jugs. Most were water jugs. I made a plea on FB and people were leaving them in my driveway. Hilarious! I am going to grow some of my peppers in the extra jugs.

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Imagestormyla
Apr 28, 2011 8:38 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Yes, Cheryl Water jugs are another good source. Thumbs up A gal at work was bringing me some of those. That's a really nice & smart setup you have there to keep them from blowing around.

i had a number of those really wide and long plastic crates that the bulb compANIES SOMETIMES SHIP BULBS IN. THAT'S WHAT i PUT MINE IN.

That's a really nice looking bed you have there. Does the fencing keep the bunnies and ground hogs away?
AlohaHoya
Apr 28, 2011 8:40 PM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
I found a wonderful source of plastic jugs in a house with a lot of cats!!!! KittyLitter and Cat Food!!!
Leap. The net will appear.
Imagestormyla
Apr 28, 2011 8:57 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
That's a good one. Thumbs up Is it cold enough there for you to winter sow, Carol?
AlohaHoya
Apr 28, 2011 11:03 PM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
No, Stormy...I can grow most things all winter. Actually, if we don't have too much rain, most everything grows better in winter!!!! Except things that get mold/mildew. We get cool nights...even in summer. Can grow most everything all year round.... even Blueberries!!!
Leap. The net will appear.
Imagestormyla
Apr 28, 2011 11:13 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Whoa, year round blueberries would be second heaven to year round peaches which would be supreme bliss!! Smiling Smiling Smiling Smiling Smiling Smiling
AlohaHoya
Apr 28, 2011 11:19 PM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! OH...that's the magic word...peaches. Love them!!! Nope...no stone fruit here.... Sad
Leap. The net will appear.
Imagestormyla
Apr 28, 2011 11:21 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Peaches and plums need colder weather than what is there?
AlohaHoya
Apr 28, 2011 11:22 PM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
yes...they need a certain amt. of days during the winter of 'chill factor'.... Some cultivars are being created for low chill requirements...maybe someday it will work. I would love a good crisp apple once in a while.... Sad
Leap. The net will appear.
Imagestormyla
Apr 28, 2011 11:36 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Oh, now apples would definitely be tough in your area, pears too.

Do folks grow figs there?
ImageCajuninKy
Apr 29, 2011 7:40 AM CST
Name: Cheryl
Eastern Ky
Truth should be everpresent.
You would need a GH with an AC unit. LOL

That fencing is to keep my dogs from wandering through the beds. When everything fills in I will be able to take the fencing down. No rabbits here. Too many coyotes taking them out. We also have bears but they don't get in the garden. I think I may have trouble with those pesky little striped gophers. May have to put some bait out for them. They are a nuisance.
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AlohaHoya
Apr 29, 2011 10:48 AM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
Yes...we grow figs...and the birds are delighted!!!! We almost never get any!
Leap. The net will appear.
ImageCajuninKy
Apr 29, 2011 1:38 PM CST
Name: Cheryl
Eastern Ky
Truth should be everpresent.
We had figs down the bayou. They were delish!
Please join me at my Websites:
At Home Away from Home ~ Cajun's Corner

Imagestormyla
Apr 29, 2011 7:47 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
I love figs. People grow them here but have to wrap the trees up in the winter.

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