Tips & Tricks

Is there anything quite like a big, juicy, ripe tomato? One of the most versatile fruits on the planet, it's not only incredibly tasty, but also really, really good for you. They're rich in vitamins A and C and folic acid, and also containing a wide array of nutrients and antioxidants, including alpha-lipoic acid, lycopene, choline, folic acid, beta-carotene, and lutein. Grow tomatoes in your garden, and you'll have the best—and most culinarily exciting—summer ever. So how do you ensure that your tomatoes grow to become the largest, most flavourful tomatoes? The secret is in pruning.

The only thing better than fresh herbs is growing and harvesting your own fresh herbs. It's convenient, inexpensive, and simply great to have complete control of what you put in your food. An indoor herb garden is easy to put together when you know what to do. Here are some essentials that you'll want to go over before you get it started.

So you've been buying herbs at the store or at the farmer's market. With the former, it's convenient, and with the latter, it's nice to support local businesses. But ask yourself this: when was the last time you actually used up all of your herbs before it went bad? How much of the packet or bundle of herbs was already unusable by the time it had to go into your food? With an Urban Cultivator indoor garden, not only do you have immediate access to herbs and microgreens, making it incredibly convenient, but creating waste is a thing of the past. In this, you won't ever have to throw away herbs—which is essentially throwing away your money—again.

If you want your herb garden to grow into its most luscious, abundant self, then you need to know how to prune. Pruning is essentially snipping off leaves and some parts of stems of your plants, which will prompt them to continue to grow. In doing so, you can control the shape of your garden, as well as its size! Here are some top tips on pruning your herbs.

One complaint that people have about eating healthy is the lack of high-quality organic produce. It can be hard to source your own greens, such as lettuce. But why purchase lettuce when you can easily grow your own? Satisfy the culinary adventurer within you and start from scratch to grow your own lettuce. We've got some tips on how to do just that.

My name is Eric and just a little over two weeks ago I received my Kitchen Cultivator from Urban Cultivator. I've been really excited to show the Kitchen Cultivator in action in my home and I already have some results. The first crops that I have planted are Pea Tendrils, Spinach, Arugula and Cilantro... and believe me I am completely stoked to have fresh Arugula in November (and in Vancouver no less!).