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Urban farmer t shirt and tips for growing in the city

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Urban farmer t shirt and tips for growing in the city

Whether you garden in a big city or a small one, urban environments are great places to grow food and flowers, provided you keep a few things in mind. Yes, wearing our cool urban farmer t shirt will help you grow in style, but you'll need to do more than look good to garden in the city. Here's some great advice urban gardeners and farmers should follow to make sure they're making the most of their environment and growing as safely as possible.  Tips for urban gardeners and farmers Test your soil first. Because urban soil can sometimes contain contaminants,...

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A gardening shirt to help the bees

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A gardening shirt to help the bees

At Ironweed Apparel, we sure do love our pollinators. And not just honeybees, but the 3500+ species of native bees that call North America home. We wanted to show our love of these busy, buzzy helpers by creating a new gardening shirt to express two of our favorite hobbies - hugging trees and loving bees!  We added our Hug a Tree/Love a Bee raglan-style gardening tee to the Ironweed Apparel collection just before the end of 2016 in hopes that there would be lots of other gardeners who want to celebrate their love of bees with us. Our new pollinator...

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What a gardening t-shirt company has in common with native plants

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What a gardening t-shirt company has in common with native plants

You might not think a company that makes gardening t-shirts would have much in common with native plants. But we do! Here are five ways Ironweed Apparel is a lot like a native plant.  1. We're starting small. Just like a tiny coneflower or milkweed seed, we've got a long way to grow until we're big and strong and self-sustaining. We've barely managed to germinate, but just like a small seedling, with the right care and support, we know we'll grow into something beautiful!  2. Much like us, native plants could use some good PR. While gardeners across Europe have...

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