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About Brennan Young

Thank you for stopping by! I started The-Urban-Farmer.com to share my love for creative gardening, healthy living, and home DIY’s. If you enjoy the content on this site, I encourage you to follow The-Urban-farmer.com via social media (below). I’d also love to hear from you so feel free to contact me!

Aquaponic Gardening

By | May 10th, 2016|Alternative Gardening, Aquaponic, Garden Thoughts, Organic Gardening|

I've had my aquaponic garden for about 5 years now and I absolutely love it.  I've always been one to try cool DIY's and tinker with things.  My mother suggested I try aquaponic gardening as a hobby.  After doing some research, I decided to give it a try. After years of tinkering with it and experimenting, [...]

10 Best Medicinal Plants To Garden

By | May 1st, 2016|Garden Thoughts, Health & Wellness, Natural Medicine|

Let me first begin by saying that I am not a medical expert and the information provided in this article is from my personal use and research.  Before using any of the information in this article please seek a professional medical opinion.   In ancient times medicine consisted of a variety of herbs and natural concoctions. [...]

Beneficial Bugs

By | April 23rd, 2016|Garden 101, Garden Thoughts|

Fighting Bugs with...bugs? There is almost nothing more defeating then watching your garden (and all your hard work!) go to waste because of destructive garden bugs.  I have literally seen healthy crops of lettuce, tomatoes, strawberries and almost any plant, be destroyed within a few days from destructive garden pests.  Luckily, there are many beneficial bugs that [...]

Gardening Basics

By | April 22nd, 2016|Garden 101, Garden Thoughts|

Gardening Basics for Every Gardener Gardening is a pleasant hobby. A lot of folks love planting and looking after gardens as a leisure activity. This could be avenue for them to spend quality time with family or perhaps just relax.   However, in order for you to have a healthy and beautiful garden, you need to have [...]

Garden as Therapy

By | April 16th, 2016|Garden Thoughts, Health & Wellness|

Although exercise is known world over to be one of the best pressure-relieving activities with many positive effects, gardening is regularly ignored even though it has many positive effects on the mind (and body) overall. As a kind of treatment, gardening could be quite rewarding in several various ways. Gardening is a kind of physical action [...]

Essential Oil Garden Recipes

By | April 16th, 2016|Essential Oils, Garden 101, Garden Thoughts|

Essential oils (EO) have been used for centuries for personal care and overall health and wellness.  Today, essential oils are rather abundant and can be found at many local supermarkets and health food stores.  Although many claim wonderful health benefits from the use of essential oils, little know of the amazing wonders it can do for your [...]

Essential Oils In The Garden

By | April 16th, 2016|Essential Oils, Garden 101, Garden Thoughts|

A Less Harmful Approach.. If you are looking for a way to keep your garden relatively insect and weed free without using nasty chemicals, then perhaps consider using some essential oils in your garden. There are many different types of essential oils, all of which can play a big part in up keeping your garden and [...]

Harvest All Year with Indoor Hydroponic Gardening

By | April 10th, 2016|Alternative Gardening, Garden Thoughts|

A garden is a small area of land on which plants such as vegetables and ornamental plants are planted. In the time past, gardens have been known to be an outdoor mode of planting. However, recent strides in agricultural technology have brought gardening into our homes. This gave birth to other forms of urban planting such [...]

Best “Soil Supplements”

By | April 9th, 2016|Garden 101, Garden Thoughts|

Soil Supplements The right mixture of different soil types will usually be enough to supply your plants with a stable foundation.  But certain plants have specific needs as to what nutrients are in the soil. For example, a flowering plant such as tomatoes need a high concentration of nitrogen during vegetative growth but high potassium and [...]

Different Types of Soil

By | April 9th, 2016|Garden 101, Garden Thoughts|

Soil is an absolutely integral component in the success of your farm or garden.  Soil provides plants with a foundation for root structures and a platform for them to receive their nutrients and water.  However, plants are very much like humans, they like to be comfortable.  A soil that is to firm and clumpy will hold [...]

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