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Posted on 19 September 2008 by urbangardencasual.com

Host a Seed Exchange Party!

By Vanessa Richins

As the gardening season slowly draws to a close, there are still many opportunities for urban gardening fun.

One of these could be a Seed Exchange Party!

Perhaps you had a bumper crop of your favorite heirloom bean. Sue, who also lives in your town, may have extra tomato seeds. Joe has squash seeds.

If everyone brought their seeds to a party, everyone could end up with three different kinds of seeds for next year instead of just one.

First, you would need to save some seeds. Methods differ for every plant, but for most, let the fruit sit on the stem until it is fully mature or dried out. You should be able to remove the seeds and save them for future use. Be sure to Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on 08 August 2008 by urbangardencasual.com

Plant Seeds for Your Fall Vegetable Garden Now!

By Vanessa Richins

The summer garden season is in full swing.

The plants are huge and lush, and you collect produce daily.

You wish the summer wouldn’t come to an end so your garden could keep thriving.

Never fear! It’s actually time to start planting seeds for your fall vegetable garden.

That’s right – you can still grow some vegetables even into the autumn months. The key is to choose the right ones.

Vegetables are divided into two different categories – cool season and warm season. Warm season vegetables are ones that grow best during Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on 27 June 2008 by urbangardencasual.com

Finding the Best Stuff for Gardeners

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By Cindy Naas

I love trading tips with other gardeners, discovering new plants to try or new varieties of veggies, and where to find the best products for my gardening.

I’m posting a list of my favorites, and I hope that our readers will provide tips in the comments.

I am always happy to discover a great new resource, and I hope you feel the same.

Simplexity: This company sells an algae supplement for people and pets, but they also sell the best Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on 12 July 2007 by urbangardencasual.com

Seed Catalog Review (Part 3)

Seeds of Change UrbanGardenCasual

By Reggie Solomon

[This post is the third part of a three-part series reviewing catalogs produced by three major seeds providers and examining the magazines’ helpfulness to gardeners in deciding what seeds to purchase and what to grow in their home gardens. To read the beginning of the series — click here]

Seeds of Change (SOC)

Seeds of Change’s 84-page magazine may appear skimpy with its small number of pages as compared to the other contenders, but it makes up for it by being unapologetically organic.

If you’re into organic food, this is the seed magazine for you!

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Posted on 11 July 2007 by urbangardencasual.com

Seed Catalog Review (Part 2)

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By Reggie Solomon

[This post is the second part of a three-part series reviewing catalogs produced by three major seeds providers and examining the magazines’ helpfulness to gardeners in deciding what seeds to purchase and what to grow in their home gardens. To read the beginning of the series — click here]

Johnny’s Seeds

Johnny’s Seeds’ 170-page behemoth is a serious gardener’s and would-be-farmer’s magazine!

This is a magazine Charles Ingalls (from the television adaptation of “Little House on the Prairie”) would read while enjoying his evening pipe.

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