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The Urban Gardener: How to Fight Weeds Naturally

Lauren Rothman 14 comments

Here's an organic technique that actually prevents weeds from growing by smothering them under layers of wet newspaper and dry grass clippings. It's simple and effective, not to mention inexpensive. More

The Urban Gardener: Foraging Berries in Brooklyn

Lauren Rothman 17 comments

Mulberries are in season now all over New York. You've probably passed by them a million times without knowing it: the tell-tale sign is a messy, sticky sidewalk splattered with dark, squashed fruit, and likely a preponderance of birds in the tree above. They're great in jam. Next time you pass a mulberry tree, take some home and try this recipe. More

The Urban Gardener: Weeding Stinks

Lauren Rothman 23 comments

My least favorite part of gardening is weeding. Sure, I try to get all zen about it, but it's hard for me to spend hours ever-so-carefully plucking little plants from the ground. But the thing is, weed control is absolutely essential to a thriving garden. Here are some Weeding 101 basic tips. More

The Urban Gardener: A Tour of My Backyard Garden

Lauren Rothman 4 comments

What a difference two weeks makes! It's only been half a month since the first installment of the Urban Gardener, but there have already been some drastic changes in the garden. Take a look at the kale forest, pea shoots, and first tomato! More

The Urban Gardener: How Not to Kill Your Plants

Lauren Rothman 12 comments

Here's a short list of tips for your seedings: with a little time and tender loving care, you should be able to minimize your losses when planting out your seedlings. Learn from my mistakes, folks! More

The Urban Gardener, Part One: An Introduction

Lauren Rothman 19 comments

In this Urban Gardener series, I'll share my ups and downs in the pursuit of healthy, affordable homegrown fare in my own backyard. Here's Part One, an introduction to what you'll need to get started, what to plant, and more answers for fellow aspiring gardeners. More

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