I assumed my friend spent all day digging and hammering because urban gardens are very popular. Turns out she could care less about trends.
“At least I’ll have food,” she half-joked.
Urban gardening is not about Mother Earth any more. It’s about survival.
Recession string beans, anyone?
When my current batch of potted tulips dies, I’m going to jump on the bandwagon. Are you thinking about doing the same thing?
Here are resources to start a recession garden:
Urban gardening help points to many other resources on the web and has a helpful plant guide
American Community Garden Association – check out their Learn page for practical tips and to find a community garden near you.
Square foot gardening is a technique that supposedly reduces weeding and maintenance time
Earthfirst is a fun blog about environmental news, including urban gardening (not the radical environmental group).
Burpee is one of the better known sites to buy seeds online.
All about planters has a list of vegetables that grow really well in containers.