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  • Writer's pictureSamantha Dawn

Urban Gardening

I sparked a love of gardening when I was unemployed for three weeks right after graduation three years ago. Since then, I've learnt a lot; garlic won't grow in plastic containers, don't trust anyone who doesn't love plants to water them, finally it takes a lot of maintenance and love.

Gardening has taken a lot of energy, but it has been so worth it. I went from only growing peas to a full urban farm. I don't have a lot of space, but I just recently got a garden bed that is amazing.

Honestly growing an urban garden is something I am so proud of. It gives me something to take care of and something to be proud of. I can work my frustrations out and I can feed myself.

This year is my biggest year yet and I am beyond excited to see what happens. I love seeing the growth already in such a short time. If you've been following me for a while, you know that I had a backyard area with my planters. This year I loved my planter to make a better seating area in the back of the garden. I also enlarged my herb garden.

On the left side, there are four herbs, zucchini and peas.

On this side we have thyme, rosemary, oregano, and basil.

On the right we have tomato pants and eggplant.

For herbs, I have parsley, green onion, sage, and mojito mint.

In the front garden I have jalapeño, one leek, carrots, cucumbers, and butternut squash.




Then to make the front of my fence look nice, I created a flower bed. In it, I have English lavender, roses, and petunias.

Lastly, I have the front deck with four pots. They have petunia's and orange hot aloha flowers, which will cascade from the pots. Also, that is Henrold, the hedgehog.

You should grow an urban garden just for the fun of it, you may end up loving it. Also I am sorry for the picture quality, it looked great on my phone.

Thanks for reading,



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