It’s cold out there! Or at least it was, and now it’s not… but it will be again soon? Who can tell? While we’re waiting for spring, here’s a quick round-up of what’s we’re reading this week:
From Mother Earth News: Seed Starting Made Simple
If you grow a big garden, the savings can quickly grow to hundreds of dollars. Indoor seed starting is easy, and the small initial investment in equipment will pay off quickly. Learn how to start seeds indoors with these 11 steps.
From Salon.com: Urban gardens: The future of food?
With penny-farthings, handlebar mustaches and four-pocket vests back in fashion, the rise of urban farming should just about complete our fetish for the late 1800s. Today, you can find chicken coops on rooftops in Brooklyn, N.Y.,goats in San Francisco backyards, and rows of crops sprouting across empty lots in Cleveland.
From Frugal Kiwi: Edible Flowers: Borage and Nasturtiums
Some people grow flowers simply for their beauty, but I require any flowers I plant to pull double or even triple duty. Take borage and nasturtiums for example.
Finally, check out this video from 596Acres.org — the organization that helped give us our start!