Posted on 13 February 2009 by urbangardencasual.com
By Vanessa Richins
These days, my life seems to revolve mainly around gardening.
I write for 3 garden websites, am starting a non-profit garden, and go around telling my friends and family all sorts of random horticulture facts.
Where did all this garden geekery start?
One influence was my great grandparents and other assorted relatives that owned farms. It was a fun day when we got to visit the hen house in search of eggs or visit a potato farm. We lived in the suburban jungle of Southern California, so it was always an adventure.
The main influence, though, was Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on 17 June 2008 by urbangardencasual.com
By Michael Nolan
It has been a while since I have subjected you to an update of the progress from my own personal urban garden, so I felt it was something that as long overdue.
Here, therefore, is the latest in the ongoing saga that is my gardening life.
Despite a few devastating tomato-related setbacks (I lost quite a few of my seedlings due to an unfortunate run of bad weather), I have two strong and healthy heirlooms that are growing like gangbusters.
The two pictured here are my Mr. Stripey (“Livia”) and my Russian Black (“Svetlana”), both in 5-gallon buckets. Not pictured are my remaining seedlings from one Radiator Charlie’s Mortgage Lifter and one Abraham Lincoln Original. Read the rest of this entry »