City-gardening

Small-Space Gardening

Growing food in small spaces can be fun and productive — you just need a little sunshine and some imagination.

By Roger Doiron

PHOTO: VERTICALVEG/SARAH CUTTLE

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A Life in Miniature 

By Jenny Bahn

Maybe it’s just because I live in New York City (a place notoriously strapped for space), but I am obsessed with the idea of tiny planters. Seashells, thimbles, wine corks, even light bulbs - if it’s tiny, it’s plantable. Throw a tiny succulent in there and you’ve got yourself a miniature garden. The plants are inherently low maintenance; they’ll never grow to unruly proportions, require minimal watering, and can be whipped together in a snap. It’s the perfect starter plant project for a girl with gardening commitment issues.

(Photos: Courtesy of Furnish Burnish)

how to propagate succulents 

using a graze box! 

If you love succulents as much as we do then you only want more of them! Well good news, you can recycle your graze box punnets to multiply your succulent collection like magic using a method called propagating. Happy Earth day!

  1. Carefully remove the lower leaves of your succulent.
  2. Cut the succulent in half at the exposed stem.
  3. Let the ends dry out and callous over (this could take up to a week).
  4. Place leaves top of well-draining succulent soil in your graze punnets and leave on a window sill.
  5. Water very rarely until you see roots or baby leaves growing, then water once a day by spraying.
  6. When the parent leaf starts to dry up, remove it from the babies.
  7. Plant each baby in its own pot.
  8. Check back on your stump - it should have sprouted babies too!

For a full walk through of succulent propagation, take a look at blogger needlesandleaves.net 

Click here to get your hands on a free graze box - and make sure you eat all the snacks before growing anything in your punnets!

Guide to Urban Homesteading

Learn about urban homesteading skills, such as small-scale composting, urban beekeeping, and how to set up a rainwater catchment system.

By Rachel Kaplan

Photo by maXx Images/mcPhoto

Tips for Small-Space Gardening

By Jessica Kellner

We hear from readers all the time who say they’d love to grow some of their own food, but they don’t have a big yard to work with. Fear not, readers! You can grow some of your own food on a patio, balcony, fire escape or in pots on your rooftop. The trick is to plan well, using the proper plants and tools for the job. Here are a few of my favorite tips for the small-space gardener:  [Find out how!]

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My Guide to Paris
A collection of my favorite spots, some typical and well-known, others tucked away off the beaten track. My personal guide to seeing the best Paris has to offer.

This past year living in Paris was one of the greatest experiences of my life. I made friends from several different countries, I picked up an internship that helped me discover passions and skills and I didn’t know I had, and learned countless other things about myself as a person along the way. I decided to go ahead and post this map, although I may end up making changes and adding things to it in the future. 
This is just a small collection of places I might spend a typical day & I hope it can help anyone else out there discover some amazing spots in the beautiful city of light. 

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their love was passionate and if you crept too close to the tempting flames, you’d burn too. both their hearts were aflame and that fire blazed through their veins.

their love was calm and it enticed you like the gentle waves lapping at the sand. you could almost taste the slightly salty air when they were around but it was addictive and they wouldn’t let go.

their love was right and they wouldn’t have it any other way.

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(all photos from garden city movement- move on)