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Ingredients for a successful urban kitchen garden

Ingredients for a successful urban kitchen garden

Growing your own food is all the rage now, with gardens and farms popping up all over cities across America. A kitchen garden takes its name from the French tradition of the potager garden, where flowers are mixed together with herbs and fruit trees and vegetables in symmetrical, repeating patterned plots separated by stone or brick paths. In San Francisco, finding appropriate space for a garden can be a challenge. To start, many urban dwellers live in apartments and need to get a thumbs up from fellow tenants, landlords, and sometimes even adjacent neighbors. Secondly, many San Franciscans do not have transportation large enough to haul valuable resources — namely mulch, plants, manure, and lots of cardboard (for sheet-mulching, but we’ll get to that later). Urban dwellers who have dreams of exercising their green thumbs — and might be specifically interested in growing f...

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