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Old 05-31-2011, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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Over the past few weeks, I've been skimming around, looking at what urban gardening is about. I am kinda considering doing it after reading about the benefits that it can give.

I was wondering; would you be able to give tips to a noob? Just somewhere where I can get off on teh right foot if possible. Thanks
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Old 06-01-2011, 05:10 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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You can do an amazing amout of gardening in 5 gal buckets. I suggest going to the library and reading about urban gardening specifically.
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Old 06-03-2011, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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You can do an amazing amout of gardening in 5 gal buckets. I suggest going to the library and reading about urban gardening specifically.
So you're saying that I wouldn't even need to use a plot of land? That sounds interesting. I will have to check it out now.
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Old 06-04-2011, 12:36 PM
 
Location: central Indiana
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So you're saying that I wouldn't even need to use a plot of land? That sounds interesting. I will have to check it out now.
When you stop in at the garden store, check out the bags of ready to use soil. Slit the top to put your plant in the dirt, punch some small drainage holes in the bottom to let excess water drain, irrigate as needed. After the harvest, move the bag to a spot where additional soil would be beneficial, slit the bag open and rake the soil over the area.
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Old 06-04-2011, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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When you stop in at the garden store, check out the bags of ready to use soil. Slit the top to put your plant in the dirt, punch some small drainage holes in the bottom to let excess water drain, irrigate as needed. After the harvest, move the bag to a spot where additional soil would be beneficial, slit the bag open and rake the soil over the area.
Thank you. That info will surly help
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Old 06-05-2011, 04:03 PM
 
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I'm betting the OP would get more feedback if this thread were moved to the Gardening forum.
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Old 06-11-2011, 12:07 AM
 
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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I'm betting the OP would get more feedback if this thread were moved to the Gardening forum.
Done and done.
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Old 07-10-2011, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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What is the difference between urban gardening and urban foraging?
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Old 07-17-2011, 02:18 PM
 
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Urban farming guys on youtube

‪TheUrbanFarmingGuys's Channel‬‏ - YouTube
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Old 07-17-2011, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Floyd Co, VA
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You might also want to check out sq. ft. gardening:

Square Foot Gardening Foundation, vegetable gardening, raised bed, organic | Whatissfg

It's a lot of planting in a smaller space.
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