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Urban Farm Magazine

Jessica Walliser
The Dirt on Gardening
From Jessica Walliser, regular contributor to Hobby Farms and Hobby Farm Home comes a blog about gardening: Seeds, compost, pests and cultivating, as well as tips and tricks, year-round growing, finds and suggestions.

12/18/2014 - 6 Tips for Pruning Evergreens
Just before the holidays is a perfect time to trim your evergreen trees and shrubs, both to encourage spring growth and to provide fodder to deck your halls.

12/11/2014 - 3 Easy-to-Grow Houseplants to Boost Indoor Health
Filter indoor air and give yourself a winter gardening project by growing these houseplants.

12/04/2014 - 3 Ways to Protect Evergreens This Winter
Prevent harsh winter winds and cold temperatures from taking a toll on your rhododendrons, holly and fir trees with these simple tips.

11/27/2014 - My Locally Grown Thanksgiving
For this year’s Thanksgiving feast, I sourced all the ingredients from my home state of Pennsylvania.

11/20/2014 - Protect Your Roses This Winter
Round out your late-fall garden chores by giving your rose bushes a little TLC.

11/13/2014 - 3 Ways to Preserve Your Hot Peppers
Hot pepper plants are notoriously heavy producers. Don’t let a single pepper go to waste by preserving them with one of these methods.

11/06/2014 - 5 Planting Mistakes that Lead to Tree Death
Encourage your trees to live long, healthy lives by avoiding these common planting oversights.

10/30/2014 - 5 Simple Steps to Build Low Tunnels
Grow greens and root vegetables all winter long by extending the season with low tunnels over your raised garden beds.

10/23/2014 - Cover Your Noses Around This Mushroom
You’ll quickly notice the hallmark of the stinkhorn mushroom: a foul odor that can’t be missed.

10/16/2014 - How to Harvest Potatoes
On a whim, I decided to plant potatoes this year and I’m so glad I did—75 pounds of delicious potatoes await the dinner table.

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