Urban Gardening

Newly havested potatoes.

How to Grow Potatoes


Potato plants are hardy, and relatively easy to grow in the right conditions with the right care. Plus, the potato is one of the best storing vegetables, they are totally versatile, and everyone loves them. So, if you've got a spare strip of land in your yard, consider growing row of potatoes.

Harvesting asparagus growing in a field.

How to Grow Asparagus


Asparagus is a perennial from the lily family. Left to its own devices, it grows pretty ferny foliage rather like ...

Tomato plant growing in a pot.

How to Grow Plants in Pots (Container Gardening 101)


If you’re looking to get started in gardening, container gardening is a great option. It’s a versatile way to garden, ...

Paper bags full of seeds.

Seed sprouting guide


At this time of year, growing your own sprouts is a great way to get fresh organically grown greens onto ...

An orange and black butterfly sitting on a verbena flower.

Plant a Butterfly Garden


Everyone loves butterflies. They they have such a magical ethereal quality about them. Attracting more butterflies to your garden will ...

A pile of purple and green sprouts

How to grow sprouts


If you are thinking about starting to grow sprouts, what are you waiting for? Sprouts are an amazing super-food, and ...

A lady bug on a white flower.

Encouraging Beneficial Insects


Beneficial insects are a gardener’s best friend. They help to pollinate plants, control pests, and improve soil health. This article ...

Hands holding a pile of compost worms

Worm Farming


Also known as vermiculture or worm composting, worm farming is a great way to make your home more sustainable. It is probably ...

How to Make Your Own Natural Insect Sprays


Organic homemade pesticide can be made from natural products such as vegetables, herbs or other natural materials. Walk into any ...