Category: Gardens products

'Coconut Ice' Sunflower

'Coconut Ice' Sunflower

Like with most other plants I like my sunflowers to be on the usual side. The ones I’ve previously grown have been either sunflowers with dark petals like ‘Cinnamon Sun’ or they’re giant sunflowers...

OSU Blue Tomato

OSU Blue Tomato

Over the winter Colleen from In the Garden Online offered me OSU Blue tomato seeds. Having never heard of this tomato variety and seeing how cool the fruits looked I figured I’d give them...

Mobile Garden on the CTA

Mobile Garden on the CTA

For the past couple of years I’ve been following Joe Baldwin’s dream of installing a flatbed garden on a CTA train that would traverse the city for a month. His idea is rather simple....

What Would Luther Burbank Do?

What Would Luther Burbank Do?

The Smithsonian Institution maintains an online collection of vintage seed catalogs of about 10,000 seed and nursery catalogs dating from 1830s in their archives. Many of the catalogs were part of the Burpee Collection...

Smart Pots for Smart Container Gardening

Smart Pots for Smart Container Gardening

As a frugal urban gardener who often creates container gardens from buckets and other items I have a hard time recommending gardeners buy pots because they’re so expensive at garden centers and nurseries. But...