We spoke to Greenmarket co-founder Bob Lewis about his memories of Brooklyn Botanic Garden and his long career supporting rural and urban agriculture. Read Greenmarket Cofounder Bob Lewis Digs Up Garden Memories
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Greenmarket Cofounder Bob Lewis Digs Up Garden Memories
Saving Tomato Seeds
How to save the seeds from your favorite tomatoes. Read Saving Tomato Seeds
Urban GardeningUrban Gardening & Ecology
Weed of the Month: Fleabane
This daisy-like native wildflower is in bloom now. Look closely and you'll see its flower heads are made up of many smaller flowers. Read Weed of the Month: Fleabane
Growing FoodUrban GardeningUrban Gardening & Ecology
Make a Lasagna Garden in a Raised Bed
You can compost and grow vegetables in one simple wooden frame. Layer clippings, leaves, and other materials in the fall, and by spring you'll have a healthy growing medium for tomatoes, peppers, and more. Read Make a Lasagna Garden in a Raised Bed
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Starting an Herb Garden in a Small Outdoor Space
If you’ve got access to an outdoor space with some direct sunlight you can create a small herb garden. Here's how to start one from scratch or expand from established plants Read Starting an Herb Garden in a Small Outdoor Space
Pollinators and BirdsNative FloraSustainable Gardening
Make Your Garden a Haven for Insect Diversity
Create a habitat for pollinators as well as the amazing array of less beloved, but still important, insects out there. Read Make Your Garden a Haven for Insect Diversity
Garden DesignUrban Gardening
Why Prune in the Winter?
When your woody plants are dormant and bare-branched, it may be time to break out the shears. Read Why Prune in the Winter?
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Germination Test: Are Your Old Seeds Still Good?
High demand and current safety protocols have added a week to 10 days to many online seed orders. If you have unused seeds from last year or even earlier, they very well might be viable. Read Germination Test: Are Your Old Seeds Still Good?
Caring for Ferns as Houseplants
Plant-lovers have adored ferns since Victorian times. They have a reputation for fussiness, but with a little thought and attention, they can thrive as houseplants. Read Caring for Ferns as Houseplants
Growing FoodUrban Gardening
How to Wrap a Fig Tree to Protect It for the Winter
Fig trees are native to the Mediterranean region, but they are beloved by Brooklyn gardeners. Learn how to protect them through a New York City winter. Read How to Wrap a Fig Tree to Protect It for the Winter