Tips on How to Start Your Urban Garden
Spring is less than two weeks away and my urge to play in the dirt is overwhelming. I’m so ready to get out there and start my garden because this year I’m going all out.
I’ll be planting vegetables that I’ve never grown before, such as: beets, leaks and celery. My target date to get out and prepare the ground is St. Patrick’s Day, March 17. However, I will start planting on Mother’s Day (that’s my Mother’s Day present to myself).
This will be my 10th year as an urban gardener and I’m so excited to be able to give other tips that I have learned over the past decade. Here are a few:
Come visit the WPGC Urban Garden hosted by Justine Love, Lake Ridge Nursery and Montgomery College Master Gardeners at the Washington Home and Garden Show. The Washington Home and Garden Show will be at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center March 22-24. Event times are Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Enjoy featured appearances by Ahmed Hassan of HGTV’s Yard Crashers and Nicole Curtis of DIY’s Rehab Addict. Hundreds of experts will be on site for all your remodeling needs.
For more information and discount tickets, go to the Washington Home and Garden Show’s website. For more information on Lake Ridge Nursey, click here. And for information on ECO City Farms, an organization that focuses on community food issues in Prince George’s County, click here.