The Info Hub is Grow Pittsburgh’s library of techniques, tips and information about gardening. We cover pests and invasive plants, general information, how-tos, and even recipes. Compiled and written by Urban Harvester author Susanna Meyer.
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Before you can begin your growing season there is a lot of thought and preparation to do. These topics serve as helpful resources during the late winter and early spring months, and cover some of the basic tenets of organic gardening.
Ready to turn your garden plan into a reality? These guides will help you as you prepare your beds for growing.
- Amending Soil
- Building Raised Beds
- Choosing Seed Varieties
- Container Gardening
- Cover Cropping
- Creating Compost
- Creating New Garden Spaces
- Indoor Seeding Schedule
- Lasagna Gardening
- Lumber for Raised Beds
- Preparing Seedlings for Planting
- Preparing for Spring
- Starting Seeds
- Testing Garden Soil
- Testing Seed Viability
Choosing crops for your garden space? Check out these tips on varieties, planting schedules, and advice on what’s right for your situation.
Pests, Weeds, and Disease
Every gardening project will inevitably encounter challenges from pests, weeds and diseases. These resources can help you identify the sources of issues in your garden and help you to solve them so you can keep your garden flourishing.
Even in winter, there’s work you can do to preserve and prepare your garden for next season. Make use of these guides as you put your garden to bed for the winter.
You’ve been working hard to grow some great food, and now it’s finally time to make something delicious! Check out our tips and suggestions for what you can do with all of the awesome food you have been growing all season long.