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March/April 2013 Urban Farm

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Grading Your Garden
Test your soil to find out if your garden is ready for advance placement or if it needs to be held back.
by Elyse Grau

Jump-start to Spring
Plant seeds indoors to transplant as seedlings into your garden when the weather warms.
by Lora Shinn

Compost Controversy
Aerated compost tea has its share of fans and detractors.
by Erik Knutzen

Super Cruciferous … Expialidocious!
Plant cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, kale, Brussels sprouts and kohlrabi to live better and longer.
by Margaret A. Haapoja

A Garden Guide
A good garden begins with a plan, proper crop rotation and no chemicals!
by Mary Lou Shaw

The Mason Bee Buzz
These super-pollinating native bees can help you increase your yields with less expense than their honey-making cousins.
by Debbie Moors

Green is Good!
New plants and garden products win Green Thumb Awards for 2013.

Harvesting Hope and Dignity
The South Central Farmers’ Cooperative has relocated but still faces challenges in its struggle for sustainability.
by Laura Mathews


Urban Legends
Reader-Submitted Advice and Tips
by You, Our Readers

City Buzz
Controlling a Swarm
by Kristina Mercedes Urquhart

Green Thumb
Giant Solomon’s Seal, Basil, Wheelbarrows
by Frank Hyman

Backyard Coop
Parasite Problems
by Wendy Bedwell-Wilson

Urban Feast
Maple Syrup; Whole-Wheat French Toast With Apples, Maple Syrup and Cranberries recipe; Warm, Maple Pudding recipe
by Amy Cotler


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