Thomas J. Fox
How To Sterilize Soil

Excerpt from Urban Farming by Thomas J. Fox with permission from its publisher, Hobby Farm Press, an imprint of BowTie Press. Purchase Urban Farming here. Healthy soil contains far more beneficial critters than harmful ones, and compost-enriched soil has been shown to fight damping off (a fungal disease that shrivels young plants) and other problems. […]

Container Garden Containers

Photo courtesy of Digital Vision/Martin Poole/Thinkstock One consideration when starting your container garden is using plastic pots. Excerpt from Urban Farming by Thomas J. Fox with permission from its publisher, Hobby Farm Press, an imprint of BowTie Press. Purchase Urban Farming here. There are three main considerations when choosing a container for your container garden. […]

Landscape Cloth Versus Hardware Cloth

Landscape Cloth Versus Hardware Cloth – Urban Farm Onlinelandscape cloth, hardware cloth, animal pens, compost bins, block weeds, block grassUrban farmers use two types of cloths: landscape cloth and hardware cloth.A primary use of landscape cloth is to suppress grass if you’re building a raised bed directly on top of the lawn. growing cropsLandscape Cloth […]