You notice your pods are almost ready to harvest and decide to give it just one more day, but then the summer rains set in! All thoughts of garden play are moved to the back of your mind and by the time you’re finally able to get outside without being drenched, those baby pods have grown some. Your perfect harvest has turned to huge fibrous pods. Sometimes okra grows so quickly that just missing a day or two can be the difference between young and tender versus big and woody.
Sow True Seed Garden Ambassador, Nan Chase, gives a snippet of her summer garden in the country that includes Butterfly Milkweed. Though it's a bit particular about its surrounding, it is certainly worth the efforts for the blooms and the pollinators.
Growing food in an urban landscape can be a challenge, but Vanessa (Sow True Seed's ag director) is here to share her bucket garden growing experiences. Learn about crops types, companion planting and the lessons she's learned growing food, flowers and herbs in five gallon buckets on the sidewalk!
Nan Chase, Asheville North Carolina: It is easy to dismiss gardening dreams when the space you have at home is limited. However, urban gardening is possible and can bring you lots of beauty and bounty.