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Category Archives: Gardening


Container Gardening Vegetables for Beginners

In this companion article to our video on City Steading Garden and Grow we will talk about container gardening. The specifics on how to choose and prepare containers for your garden as well as some other helpful tips and tricks will be covered. How to choose the right container Size- In this case, yes size does matter. Most often, the bigger the better. You want […]

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Organic Aphid Control at Home

Aphids, also known as greenflies or plant lice are tiny, less than 1/4″ long. They range in color from light green, black, white, brown. gray or yellow. They suck the sap of plants thus weakening and damaging them. They can also spread disease and viruses from plant to plant. They are usually found on the backs of leaves, bases of stems or on flower buds […]

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“How” vs” “Why”

Our YouTube Channel is now seventeen months old. In that time, it’s had 2,283,831 views as of this writing. We have 41,421 subscribers, 22,228,620 minutes of video watched across our 153 videos. I tried to find out how many comments we’ve had, but, there’s no analytic for that. I can approximate it though, as we get about 1 comment or like per 12 views. Being […]

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Grow Your Own Potatoes in Containers at Home

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What’s Growing in the Garden – May 2018

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Compost, because a rind is a terrible thing to waste

So what’s the scoop on composting?  Glad you asked! Compost is a great way for home gardeners to add nutrients back into the soil.  It also keeps what you compost out of landfills where it won’t even properly degrade due to how landfills are constructed.  When organic waste decomposes in a landfill, it does so in an environment with no oxygen.  Thus, anaerobic bacteria do […]

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Monday Morning, what to do first?

As the title suggests, it’s Monday morning, the bane of every 9 to 5’er’s existence.  The day the work week begins and life ends.  Well, living life, instead of being under the bootheel of Big Corp America and a boss who likely knows less about your job than you do, yet earns a higher income.  I digress. It’s Monday. Mondays are an unusual day in […]

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April 2018 Walkabout of the Garden

It’s that time, our monthly video update of the garden. So much more green!  A lot has changed, new plants, lots of sprouting, and chickens! We’ve added about 20 large pots to the gardening area, and included more vegetables, like yellow zucchini, spaghetti squash, more spinach, more bush beans, peas, lots of peas, more peppers, and more tomatoes!  We’re hoping for a great crop in […]

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Got a Vampire problem? Want to learn how to grow garlic?

Growing garlic at home is not only a surprisingly fun and inexpensive way to have a nearly endless supply of garlic available to you but also a way to have more control of the quality of food that you eat.  Here at City Steading we are always looking for ways to improve our way of life, be it through creating a more active lifestyle or […]

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How to properly harvest and trim your herbs.

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