5 easy tips to start your very own urban garden

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5 easy tips to start your very own urban garden

“Growing food for me is all about liberation. It’s about finding agency and being empowered throught he very intrinsic bond between people and nature” —Shannon Lai

5 easy tips to start your very own urban garden
  1. Make space

    • Find an area with direct sunlight.
    • If you’re planting in either upcycled containers or regular pots make sure they have drain holes.
    • If you have limited space, go vertical.
  2. Choose well your plants & herbs

    • the day you start planting make sure it’s the right season to start growing what you want.
    • make sure they have short roots—better for container growing.
    • pick tall growing vegetables: eg. tomatoes, squash, cucumbers are easier to plant in small areas.
  3. Soil smart

    • choose exceptional soil quality, organic is ideal.
  4. Water, water, water

  5. Learn!
    • Follow blogs and pages that give you insights on how to keep your garden happy—@freedom_gardens and @kayatreepermaculture are a good place to start.
    • Read up on handbooks and guides to learn more about your plants.
    • Take advice from your friends or relatives that have more gardening experience than you.
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