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...

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 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...

How To Keep Herb Cuttings Alive With Rooting Hormones

How To Keep Herb Cuttings Alive With Rooting Hormones

When you are trying to grow herbs from cuttings, you may find that many of your cuttings don't grow roots. They may fail to root at all, root but have yellow and sickly leaves, or die. In our last post, we wrote that you needed only water to grow cuttings, which is...

Mold and Algae on your Aerogarden Sponges & Other Growing Substrates

Mold and Algae on your Aerogarden Sponges & Other Growing Substrates

Ew, I Found Mold On My Aerogarden Sponges! What Does It Mean? We get it; the presence of white fuzzy stuff is rarely a pleasant surprise for gardeners and plant owners. But before you go throwing everything out and starting over, allow us to present the case FOR it....

You eat plants. Plants eat light.

You eat plants. Plants eat light.

Putting your plants in areas where they have enough light sounds simple enough, but is the biggest hurdle you’ll face as an indoor gardener. Part of the challenge is that our eyes automatically adjust for brightness, making them lousy at evaluating light from the...

Best Fertilizer For Your Plants

Best Fertilizer For Your Plants

Learn when to fertilize your plants, and the best kinds of fertilizer to use Happy plants need a healthy soil. Although Urban Leaf offers high quality seeds to get you started, the long term health of your garden is going to depend on how well you look after it - and...

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