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Starting a City Garden: What to Plant

With access to some outdoor space, spring’s the perfect time to start a (mini) city garden. 

Here are some plants you can easily start growing in the city:

  • Tomatoes are a great beginner crop
  • Radishes thrive even in less-than-perfect soil conditions & are ready to harvest in mere weeks!
  • Mixed greens arrive in either summer or fall so you can get your fill of home-grown salads!
  • Onions – if they don’t do well, you can always eat the greens. 
  • Bush zucchini don’t take up much room and are prolific. 
  • Diamant strawberries are mildew-resistant and delicious.

Since I’ll be starting a city garden soon, I’ll keep you updated of my progress!

Posted by Julie

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Julie Hancher is Editor-in-Chief of Green Philly, sharing her expertise of all things sustainable in the city of brotherly love. She enjoys long walks in the park with local beer and greening her travels, cooking & cat, Sir Floofus Drake. View all posts by Julie Hancher
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