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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.

08/07/2014 - How to Control Rose Slugs
These tiny maggots can be hard to see, but they can do crazy damage to your rose bushes.

07/31/2014 - 3 Bugs That Love Milkweed
Milkweed not only beautifies the garden, it attracts interesting insects, too!

07/24/2014 - 7 Self-Sowing Annuals I Love
Lighten your garden workload by planting self-seeding flowers that come back year after year without coaxing.

07/17/2014 - A Sneak Peek at Asheville’s Sunny Point Café and Garden
At Sunny Point Café in Ashville, N.C., get a garden lesson with your morning omelet.

07/10/2014 - 10 Snapshots from Lake Lure’s Flowering Bridge
A historical bridge in the mountains of North Carolina has been transformed into a breathtaking garden getaway.

07/03/2014 - 5 Reasons to Visit the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, N.C.
A once self-sufficient home and farm, the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, N.C., boasts a beautiful landscape that any gardener would love.

06/26/2014 - 4 Tips to Keep your Garden Producing Into Fall
Now's the time to succession plant your late-season crops so you can fill you fridge with fresh vegetables well into fall.

06/19/2014 - Yarrow: A Garden Spotlight Bees Will Love
Of the hundreds of different perennials I grow in my garden, common yarrow (Achillea millefolium) is a personal favorite.

06/12/2014 - 5 Reasons to Let White Clover Grow in Your Lawn
Up until the 1950s, white clover was included in every lawn seed mixture and having a lush, clover-infused lawn was thing of pride—especially for farmers. These days, with the heavy usage of lawn weed killers, clover is seen as an enemy of turf grass.

06/05/2014 - 4 Things You Didn’t Know About Poison Ivy
If your farm hosts poison ivy and you're wondering how best to get rid of the plants without resorting to nasty chemicals, here's some info you might find useful.

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