urbangardenersrepublic Photos & Videos

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Love having Emma and the amazing women @kneehighfarm here today. Here’s more of their story: 🌿 If there's anything we love more than farming at @kneehighfarm , it's eating! Everything we grow we love to cook with, and it's always exciting to find new ways to prepare such fresh, nutritious food. One of our absolute favorite crops is okra. (We love it so much, it's our farm logo!) If y'all live in a warm enough climate to try growing this incredible plant, give it a go. It has amazing, hibiscus-like flowers, and can get over 7 feet tall! Okra gets a bad rap for being slimy and gooey, but there are loads of ways to prepare it so it's goo-free, and delicious. 🌱 Other favorites are summer squash (like this little Bush Baby) and Cucumbers--especially these thin-skinned Persian varieties. I never get tired of these, even when we're harvesting hundreds of pounds each week. Those of you who have gardens most likely agree--when food is this fresh, simple is best. You don't have to overdo it with fancy cooking techniques or spices. The flavors shine through on their own. A little salt, some high quality olive oil, and a squeeze of fresh lemon usually does the trick :) 🌿 Sounds delish to me! Do you guys have a simple three ingredient recipe you use for a garden harvest? We’d love to hear it. Speaking of harvests, don’t forget to join in #rootedgardengame5 today-see yesterday’s post for more info. • • • • #urbanorganicgardener #urbangardenersrepublic #garden #MyBHG #thehappygardeninglife #vegetablegarden #backyardgarden #kitchengarden #vegetablegarden #raisedbeds #raisedgardens #growyourown #seedsnow #instagardens_feature #mybackyard #gardengoals #organicgardenermag #organiclifemagazine #myorganiclife #getgrowing #womenwhofarm #girlswithplants #pennsylvaniafarmer #thisiswomenswork #knowyourfarmer

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7 minutes ago

Cherry tomatoes are still coming in fast and furious and I'm not complaining! The summer crops are loving the last few warm days of the year. The long term forecast is looking more and more autumnal and that's not a bad thing. Even though our winters can be rough, the colors of the changing seasons are worth it. 🍅🌻🌿

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Hello spicy tomato sauce 🍅😋🌶️

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48 minutes ago

Time to start cleaning up a bit in the vegetable garden. The zucchinis are already gone and the giant pumpkin is almost finished as well. Still enjoying the dahlias ☺️🌸

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48 minutes ago

🌾September. The green of spring and summer is slowly drifting into yellow. Looking across the field, the colours layer together looking aged and interesting and contrasting. Each season in the garden astonishes with its beauty.

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1 hour ago

Pequeños tesoros. #VSCO

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Borage flowers are beautiful and are edible. Also they have a great medicinal use. A tea from leaves and flowers promotes lactation, relieve fever and is great as an adrenal tonic. It's also is beneficial for dry cough, throat irritation, chest colds and bronchitis. You can save the flowers and leaves by drying them and using them through the winter.

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2 hours ago

The smaller tomatoes are the blessed & almighty Sungold cherry tomatoes. The big yellow ones are actually a variety of white tomatoes called Tomesol. As you can see, they didn't turn out white and they are rather small. The good news was that my Tomesol plants were pretty prolific. The bad news is that the taste is so-so. Mine were a little more acidic than sweet. . . . #cherrytomatoes #sungoldtomatoes #tomato #tomatoes   #tomatoseason   #heirloomtomatoes #victorygarden   #growyourownfood   #growwhatyoueat #growsomething   #growfoodnotlawns #vegetablegarden #organicgardening   #organicgarden #urbangarden   #urbangardening   #homegrownveggies #greenthumb   #backyardgarden #backyardgardening   #gardener   #gardening #gardenfresh #tomatogrowers #tomatolover #urbangardenersrepublic #thehappygardeninglife   #epicgardening #urbanorganicgardener   #seedsnow

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Is this smiler creepy or cute? . . #Apollo is a fantastic make of bicycle but before he got into that business, he was #ancientgreek god of the sun🌞. . . Some girl adored him so much she stood in her garden and stared every flippin day 🤦‍♂️ (even though he made a point of shining so brightly so no human could see him). Eventually he got annoyed at this unwanted attention so he fired a sun arrow at her ☀️⚡ and she turned into a #sunflower. That'l learn her.

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Let's set a date, you and me, tomorrow at lunchtime 😈🍽😇🌯 This is one of the last pink tomatoes growing in my greenhouse. It's definitly getting a good spot again next season. The best of taste, abundantly giving and ripe in a short time (Just what we need in dutch summers) it's a winner! #pinkboar #pinkfurry 🤗😋 #🍅 #tomato #tomatoes #tomatoplant #tomat #tomate #tomaat #pomodoro .. #freshfromthegarden #growingfood #gardenstagram #gardengirl #growyourownfood #happygardener over here! 🍅 💚👌🌼🌱💮🐞🐝🌿🙏💚 #growvegetables 💚💛💝💜💙 #gardening_feature #thehappygardeninglife #gardeningtips #sustainablesprout #urbangardenersrepublic #cropswapfeatured #vegetableacademy #instagardeners #instagardeners_feature #amazinggardener #growfoodnotlawns #potager #kitchengarden

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#Repost @cropswap ・・・ Here is @seedtofork. 1. BEST advice to a new gardener: Dive in by growing what you love to eat and flowers that make you smile. Attend your local farmers markets if you want inspiration for what grows well locally. Plants need nutrition so invest in compost for your pots or beds and your garden will flourish. 2. Influential books/youtube channels/other materials on your gardening journey: Steve Solomon was our first garden guru and we still use his Growing Vegetables West of the Cascades book and swear by his slow release organic fertilizer recipe. Eliot Coleman has several books we love and reference often: The New Organic Grower and The Four Season Harvest. Third, I have quickly come to appreciate the diversity within the IG gardening community that has inspired us to try new veggies we wouldn’t have otherwise known about. 3. Uncommon gardening wisdom you’ve acquired that isn’t commonly talked about? We are major zone pushers. We plant really early, earlier than you might think possible for our chilly zone. I relish wowing locals with our super early harvests. My wish is that every gardener pushes their growing season. In the North, this means we start our hot season crops like tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants by end of February (or sooner!) and use low tunnels to season extend and get early harvests. We use low tunnels for cole crops too and harvest them several weeks to a month earlier than we see them available at our local farmers market. We start things pretty early, and eschew the notion of not taking the risk with the weather (people often don’t plant their gardens until Memorial Day where we are). If you warm your soil under a low tunnel, tomatoes can go out into your garden a good four weeks before your last frost (covered under same tunnel) and you will get an earlier tomato season, which, for folks like us who can get hard frosts in early September, is kind of a big deal. 4. Favorite gardener instagram accounts for learning/ideas/inspiration? So many smart, adventurous home gardeners openly sharing their knowledge. Here are a few of my favs: @deannacat3 , @fromthegrange , @gardenkeepr , @gapey , @lagoodvie , @saltandtomatoes

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3 hours ago

So ready for these figs! What’s your favorite fall fruit?

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Thank you @chris_foxwell of @lionsgate for inviting me to talk about houseplants and health as part of your wellness month 🌿 I felt like Oprah raffling off those gorgeous plants at the end! . Forgot to take any pictures but did get taken to this gorgeous little cut through by one @sam_a_a_a who knew I’d love it 💚 . . . . . #urbanjungle #houseplants #houseplantjournal #houseplantclub #bornagaingardener #urbanfarming #organicfarming #organic #organicagriculture #gardening #garden #gardener #growsomething #mindfulgardener #growsomethinggreen #houseplantclub #potplants #pottedplants #wellness #houseplants #urbangardening #urbangarden #urbangardenersrepublic

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Here is a syngonium that we are about to release. This is an unknown species that the young leaves are very long and pointed. the color is deep green with a gold reticulated patern. What do you think of this crazy looking plant?

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September garden happenings for @wholefully what have you been doing in the garden this month? #Repost @wholefully ・・・ . On the docket: . → pull out the cucumber plants → replant the beets, carrots, and parsnips that were eaten by some random animal that can apparently scale a 6ft fence and climb into a 2ft tall bed but doesn't eat the ripe peppers, tomatoes, and melons (raccoon? chipmunk? mouse? garden gnome?) → plant more kohlrabi, radishes, lettuce, and pac choi → pull our watermelon plants and cover crop the bed → harvest our butternut squash and get them curing → till in the cover crop in the bed we're going to use for overwintering . Have an excellent day! . .

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🌱Good morning! ☕️ ☀️ This photo was taken last month and was a little bummed that I didn’t utilize all of those delicious stalks. (Was just too busy!) This is the same rhubarb plant that produced all those huge leaves! If you missed the huge leaf post, swipe to view! At the end of the season, I mulch the crowns beneath with the leaves, as they decompose, the plants get fed. I also mulch with wood chips and amend the soil with organic worm castings ( @vermisterra ). Remember healthy plants starts with healthy soil. 😊Have a great day everyone and thanks for following along! Happy gardening! 💚 🍁🍂🍃 🌱 🌱 #summergarden #vegetablegarden #gardenactivist #epicgardening #epicgardening #growwhatyoulove #growyourown #organicgarden #gardening #garden #seedsnow #gardener #thehappygardeninglife #gardeningknowhow #urbanorganicgardener #urbangardenersrepublic #rhubarbcrumble #growsomethinggreen #growfood #growyourown #urbanfarm #organic #homegrown #rhubarbpie #sustainableliving #growfromseed #pnw #pacificnorthwest #Seattle #northwest #pugetsound #rhubarb

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4 hours ago

🌳🌲🌴 Bienvenidos todos a nuestra nueva cuenta de instagram, hace dos meses perdimos nuestras redes sociales y desde ese día nos pusimos las pilas a potencializar lo real, lo físico, lo tangible, nuestra tienda, así que no fue una destrucción, fué un renacimiento. 🔖 Déjanos tu e-mail si te interesa recibir nuestro catálogo y fechas de próximos talleres. • . . #junglespirit #urbanjunglebloggers #plant_adiction #worldwideplants #urbangardenersrepublic #containergarden #weloveplants #urbanjungle #greenery #greeninterior #ilovegreen #houseplantclub #houseplant #houseplantcommunity #plantsmakepeoplehappy #plantlady #plantlove #plantsofinstagram #indoorplants #indoorjungle #hangingplants #plantadiction #greenisgood

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4 hours ago

Once WWII ended, the petroleum industry had a glut of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium leftover from their war efforts (macronutrients for crops). The US was getting very involved in the Green Revolution at that stage, an effort to increase crop yields around the developing world. Heavy amounts of chemical fertilizer were used across the world in addition to hybrid strains of grains. Crop yields skyrocketed, but so did pests, funghi and all the other things that liked the new super soil. So the petro-chemical industry stepped in with weed killers, which came with a huge marketing push that communicated weeding as an unnecessary inconvenience. That's how the world wound up with a convenience-based, chemical-based agricultural industry.

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I’m so thrilled to introduce you to today’s takeover feature. Women like Emma @kneehighfarm are inspiring us all to rethink women’s work and the way we do food. I know you’re going to love learning more about her and all she does today. 🌿 Hey there! My name is Emma Cunniff, and I own @kneehighfarm , a 7-acre, diversified vegetable farm in Southeastern PA. We grow over 100 varieties of veggies for our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), Farmers' Markets, and restaurants in and around Philadelphia. We are an entirely women-run operation, and are excited to share with y'all a bit about our favorite things to grow, and why we love farming. Thanks so much for following along. 🌿 Got questions about gardening in climates like that of Philadelphia or what you should consider before joining a CSA? Ask Emma below. • • • • #urbanorganicgardener #urbangardenersrepublic #garden #MyBHG #thehappygardeninglife #vegetablegarden #backyardgarden #kitchengarden #vegetablegarden #thisiswomensbusiness #femalefarmer #femalefarmerproject #thisiswomenswork #growyourown #seedsnow #womenwhofarm #womenwithplants #instagardens_feature #mybackyard #gardengoals #organicgardenermag #organiclifemagazine #myorganiclife

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This papaya tree has a story. Last year around this time it was full of fruit that was so close to being ready to harvest. I was so looking forward to it but unfortunately it was completely knocked over by Hurricane Irma’s 100mph winds. Roots exposed and all. In fact the hurricane took down all 4 of my papaya trees. I just left them there and within a month I noticed this tree coming back to life. A new trunk started growing right out of the side of the one that I thought was dead. I started calling this papaya tree Frankenstein, never thinking it would actually bare fruit again. Well fast forward 1 year and 8 days, Frankenstein is alive an well. I can’t wait to try the fruit... I bet it will be extra sweet.💚

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6 hours ago

🌱Volgende maand kunnen we weer knoflook planten! ~~~ Next month it's time to plant garlic🌱

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7 hours ago

I just couldn't decide which image of Dahlia 'Big Brother' I loved best so you're getting both. Usually I'm a fairly decisive person but sometimes more is more. Happy Birthday to my mother-in-law @shirley_s___ , one of my biggest gardening supporters. I hope your sisters are treating you to a delicious lunch with lively sisterly banter - too bad this dahlia is not named 'Big Sister,' that would've been too perfect. . . . . . . . #allthingsbotanical #aseasonalshift #bhgflowers #blomster #bloomandgrow #cherishandrelish_september #curated_nature #finegardening #farmerflorist #flowerpowerbloggers #frommygarden #gardengathered #gardensofinstagram #leaflove #petalperfection #savouringhappiness #slowfloralstyle #thefloralseasons #thewildnesstonic #underthefloralspell #urbangardenersrepublic #urbangreenery #wildflowers

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7 hours ago

So many yummy and super healthy SILVERBEET to choose from. Love growing these in the garden . Apart from the occasional pot hole from a snail bite, they require little to no care whatsoever. A super resilient self-managed crop producing great harvests over an extended season. Garden winner ✅ 😍😍😍 . FUN FACT: . Did you know that the SEA BEET (aka wild spinach) is the ancestor of the chard and a number of several related species like the beetroot and sugar beet? . The modern descendants of the SEA BEET however have adapted and evolved to grow superbly in all types of soil environments and even in full shade however the SEA BEET itself in its natural environment prefers alkaline coastal soils with exposure to a full sun . The SEA BEET can grow up to a metre high and the root of the plant is very sweet (where beets and sugar beets originated from) and even to this day SEA BEET leaves are still foraged all around the world, cooked and eaten . #vegetablegarden #vegetables #veggiepatch #growyourown #organicgardening #homegrown #greenthumb #mygarden #backyardgarden #garden #urbangardenersrepublic #growsomethinggreen #instagardenlovers #hydrovegan #thehappygardeninglife #gardeningaustralia #lobotany #urbanorganicgardener #gardenactivist #seedsnow #epicgardening #mybackyard #inmygarden #sustainable #organicgardenermag #gardeningtips #silverbeet #silverbeets #chard #swisschard

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Richgro visited Walmsley Retirement Village in Victoria today to conduct a Garden Talk for their monthly Garden Club. We had an amazing turnout with over 35 people attending. We covered a wide range of garden topics and it was wonderful to meet so many enthusiastic gardeners. Thank you to all who attended 🌹. . . . . . . . #richgro #richgrogarden #garden #gardens #gardening #instaplant #instagarden #instaflower #instagardenlovers #picoftheday #plant #plants #plantoftheday #plantstagram #plantstrong #flora #flower #flowers #flowerstagram #flowerpower #flowerlovers #flowerstyles_gf #spring #gardenlovers #instagood #urbangardenersrepublic #greenthumb #instagardeners_feature #thehappygardeninglife

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8 hours ago

Monkeys 🐒 🐵 This time they nearly destroyed the Pomegranate plant, ate the buds of the okras. And as always the moringa leaves. . . I think, they are being paid for some dues of previous birth 🤣. Anyways despite the damage am unperturbed. This is a nice lesson in compassion. I used to think tha,t I am carrying anthropomorphic guilt for habitat destruction. But no, there's just compassion for the monkeys.

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Astrophytum

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🍁Indian Summer🍁

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Yesterday I ate yellow raspberries and chantenay carrots pulled from the incredible containers that line the fire escape on top of Coutts bank; which means most of those things were eaten with a view of Nelson’s Column, down the Mall or Charing Cross station. If a kitchen as fancy as this can be fuelled by such a small, efficient space, imagine if all of us used our fire escapes. More to come on @telegardening 🥕

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Does anybody know how to preserve fresh ginger roots over winter so that they can be replanted in spring?

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Here’s a sneak peek at our new 4 metre long flood and drain media bed. Tomatoes, sugar beets, cucumbers, basil, strawberries, rainbow chard, zucchini, lettuce, eggplant, ginger and turmeric.

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Took my mum a few goodies from the allotment yesterday for our meat free Monday birthday feast and her kitchen is starting to look a bit like a harvest festival 😂

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