7 Steps to an Easy Urban Garden

Shaun Black
May 24, 2018 · 5 min read
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Living in the city offers numerous perks. While we typically think of gardening as a “backyard” or suburban thing, urban living is no longer an excuse to avoid your green thumb.

Urban gardening has gained popularity over the past few years with the rise of community gardens and more sustainable living. Many people have given over their windowsills, balconies, patios, and rooftops to house both edible and decorative plants. Despite the compact size of urban gardens, they can still be daunting to begin: from finding the right space to selecting the right plants, there is a lot for a beginning gardener to consider. Luckily, with a little research and some experimentation, you can get your oasis up and growing with however much time and effort you want to give.

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1. Define your space.

2. Pick your pot.

3. Choose your plants.

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4. Pot your plant.

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5. Seed or seedling?

6. Water’s where it’s at.

7. Have fun.

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A 20+ year entrepreneur with a no-B.S.-in-business attitude, Shaun Black has powered over $30 million in annual revenue with his trading and importing company, Diamond Produce, founded numerous successful local businesses, and remained on the cutting edge of national start-up industries for over a decade.

His experience as a grocer taught him the importance of exceeding expectations, one relationship at a time. Through systems, automation, and personal touch, his businesses deliver consistent retail-minded service. His “add value” approach to vendor and teams alike has paid dividends and been the driving force behind growth and profit.

When in Doubt, Add Value, and follow @mrshaunblack on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for more.

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Shaun Black

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Entrepreneur. Restaurateur. Philanthropist. www.mrshaunblack.com

Land And Ladle

Land & Ladle gathers and highlights great stories on sustainable, innovative and equitable food. If you have a story about food, farming, gardening, food policy, food justice, food waste, the future of food, food tech or related topics we'd love to know!

Shaun Black

Written by

Entrepreneur. Restaurateur. Philanthropist. www.mrshaunblack.com

Land And Ladle

Land & Ladle gathers and highlights great stories on sustainable, innovative and equitable food. If you have a story about food, farming, gardening, food policy, food justice, food waste, the future of food, food tech or related topics we'd love to know!

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