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Mondo grass, scientifically named ophiopogon japonicus, is a popular plant due to its many uses in landscaping. It’s versatile, low-maintenance, and thrives in full to part shade. It comes in two sizes, standard (grows 8” – 12”) and dwarf (grows 4” – 6”), and you can get it in green or black! Probably the most […]

As mentioned in previous posts, I planted a few stalks of corn in our Victory Garden. Well, it’s time to start pollinating! I’ll have to hand pollinate because there aren’t enough stalks planted to guarantee that they will be pollinated naturally. I would have needed to plant at least 4 rows of corn to realistically […]

  Our Backyard Victory Garden what we planted To start, the LSU College of Agriculture has great resources for gardeners. Their Vegetable Planting Guide is pure gold. Despite being readily available online, I probably have 6 different printed copies scattered around the house. I used that guide to confirm that what I wanted to plant […]

The spread of COVID-19 has made it worrisome for anyone to go to the grocery store, and it’s made it extremely difficult for grocers to keep their shelves stocked. Many are turning back to another time for inspiration on how to deal with the need to feed their families during these trying days. As a […]

At Southern City Farm, we love providing our customers with beautiful plants grown locally in Louisiana. When your yard is finished but your green thumb needs tending, consider adding pots in a neglected patio corner or spruce up your front porch. Container gardening allows you to enjoy the benefits of a broad range of plants […]

Turn any tasty dish into a culinary masterpiece, full of color by adding beautiful flowers on top. Beyond the beauty, our edible flowers can be used as flavor components in your dishes and each flower adds a subtle nuance to the bite. We produce a year-round edible flower selection complementing dishes throughout the seasons. Our […]

Microgreens are more colorful and flavorful versions of the larger real thing. You can enjoy microgreen versions of arugula, chives, cabbage, beets, cilantro, kale, parsley, radishes, and more. Many restaurants have begun to feature entrees with microgreens on their menus. People enjoy the visual appeal added by microgreens, and an appealing dish is often a […]

This past Spring, Christian Brothers School at City Park invited Southern City Farm to participate in their new garden installation. The garden was a concept created by the school to be an educational garden for 5th – 7th graders teaching them to maintain fruit, vegetables, and nut trees that grow well in New Orleans. The […]