Medicinal Herbs You Can Grow Indoors

As we move into winter, and start to enter the cold and flu season, we are all looking to arm ourselves and our family’s with remedies and support to keep us healthy. Maybe this season more than ever before, as we continue to navigate a global...

All About Allotments: Take Part in a Community Garden

An allotment (British term), or in North America, a community garden, is a plot of land made available for individual, non-commercial gardening or growing edible plants. Community gardens became popular in the United States during World War I and...

Benefits of Growing Your Own Food

Besides making you feel great and being a great quarantine hobby (especially as we’re all forced back inside during the winter months), growing your own food in or outdoors has tons of nutritional and environmental benefits. Don’t feel like you...
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Indoor Light for Herbs

Indoor Light for Herbs

Herbs are flavorful, fast, and easy to grow - making them a staple in the indoor kitchen garden. Outdoors, herbs need a fair amount of sunlight, so most of the time we try them inside they don’t just get enough light to thrive. In this blog, we’ll review the light...

Grow Herbs Indoors

Grow Herbs Indoors

An indoor herb garden can easily provide garnishes, spices, and fresh sprigs to your cooking - always on hand, right in your kitchen. In many ways these plants are made for indoor gardening: they’re compact, easy to take care of, and only need moderate amounts of...

What is Soil Amending?

What is Soil Amending?

And is it Essential for a Successful Garden? We spend a lot of time here at Urban Leaf talking about seeds, germination, and how to grow your seedlings so that they sprout, but what about the basics? Aka, soil. Having great soil for your plants is step one for a...

6 Reasons Why You Should Start an Indoor Garden As Your Quarantine Hobby

6 Reasons Why You Should Start an Indoor Garden As Your Quarantine Hobby

Well, you’ve survived 7 months of a global pandemic, congratulations. I think we’re all beginning to acknowledge that things are not going back to normal any time soon, and perhaps they shouldn’t. COVID-19 has shaken up this year in more ways than we can count, but if...

How to Create a Thriving Garden In Any Conditions

How to Create a Thriving Garden In Any Conditions

Garden Weather: Planting In Any and All Conditions For some, gardening might feel like a task too daunting to even entertain - especially if you live in a climate with harsh winters or extreme summers. Maybe you have embarked on your gardening journey and you are...

Grow Lights – An Introduction For Indoor Gardeners and their Plants

Grow Lights – An Introduction For Indoor Gardeners and their Plants

So, you’ve heard about grow lights for plants – maybe you’ve also tried searching for one online? If so, then chances are your head is spinning right now and you’re feeling even more confused than when you began. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. In fact, we speak to a lot of indoor gardeners who feel so overwhelmed by the huge array of grow light options that they end up giving up and not buying one at all. The purpose of this blog is to provide a launchpad for you to learn about grow lights, understand your options, and ultimately help you find the right grow light for you (and your plants!)

How To Keep Herbs Alive Forever (Regrow Them!)

How To Keep Herbs Alive Forever (Regrow Them!)

Keeping herbs alive can be a tricky business, especially with more fragile herbs like coriander (cilantro). But if your herbs wilt and seem to die, don't fret. It's not always necessary to go out and buy new ones. If you can catch the herbs before they're totally...

How To Grow Herbs From Seed Successfully Every Time

How To Grow Herbs From Seed Successfully Every Time

Growing your own herbs from seed can be a really fun little project. The satisfaction of being able to say “I grew that” as you serve it up for dinner is hard to match, not to mention it’s a great way to save money compared to both buying seedlings at the nursery or...

How to Keep Your Plants Alive in Fall and Winter

How to Keep Your Plants Alive in Fall and Winter

'Fall and Winter months typically mean chilly weather, cozy blankets and hot cocoa - but while most of us are well equipped to handle the change - the combination of cold air, lower temperatures and shorter days can make it difficult for plants to thrive. Are you...

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