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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.

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.

10/09/2014 - 4 Spring-Blooming Bulbs to Plant This Fall
Put in the work now to reap the beauty of these bulbs’ blooms in the spring.

10/02/2014 - 7 Tomatoes I Grew and Loved This Year
As I look back on the growing season, I delighted in these tomatoes. Consider adding them to the list for next year’s garden.

09/25/2014 - 4 Must-See Washington Gardens
The U.S. Botanic Garden located at the National Mall features several themed gardens worth meandering when visiting the nation’s capital.

09/18/2014 - 3 Native Shrubs Anyone Can Grow
These berry-filled shrubs will be the highlight of your garden in fall and winter and can provided needed food to the surrounding wildlife.

09/11/2014 - In Support of Beginning Gardeners
This year, I witnessed a community of beginning gardeners learning as they grow, and those of us with more experience should be there to lend our support

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