Guerrilla gardening is gardening on another person's land without permission, making your city more beautiful to live in.
We cultivate land, where we're not supposed to.
Guerrilla gardening is gardening on another person's land without permission.
The land that is guerrilla gardened is usually abandoned or neglected by its legal owner and the guerrilla gardeners take it over ("squat") to grow plants.
Guerrilla gardeners believe in re-considering land ownership in order to reclaim land from perceived neglect or misuse and assign a new purpose to it. We strive to be ecologically responsible, and avoid planting invasive species.
I’m in the states. Utah Zone 6, more specifically.
My parents grow Virginia Creeper in their yard where it covers the northeast and northwest walls of their garage, as well as tucked up under an overhang on the southwest side. I love the plant, and know it is an aggressive grower.
There is an empty field behind my rental townhome to the east that is entirely overrun by various foxtail producing grasses, goat heads(I don’t know what the plant is actually called, but it produces a spiky seed pod that is very unpleasant to step on when they harden off), and a variety of other weeds. Oh, and sage brush. The field is roughly an acre or so.
There is a cinderblock wall on the west side of the field(the border between my yard and the field), which I’d love to plant some Virginia Creeper on. Bad idea? Good idea? Meh idea?
I didn't plant this, but was happy to see these random chives growing in a little neglected plot of dirt. And they're going to seed already!
I am looking for recommendations for some species to use in the Atlanta area.
I would like to grow some trees out for planting, some woody vines, and some seed bomb recommendations for the fairly dry and sun blasted abandoned lots of the Atlanta metro area.
There's a strip of ugly unkempt grass that I pass everyday on my way to work. It gets mowed but nothing more. If I tossed some seedbombs out there, would they stand a chance against the grass, or would I need to do some prep/tending to get them established?
I am curious how this community views reintroduction of ~native plants/ introduction of the same species from a different gene pool. An example might be something like coyote tobacco. It still exists in Texas(maybe), although I can't say I have ever seen it, and couldn't find a source for local seeds( I didn't spend hours looking, but there were readily available sources in Canada and California). Ranchers, farmers, and home owners were encouraged to destroy it in Texas because it was harmful to cattle and pets. But I can procur seeds from other states and countries (Canada). So it wouldn't actually be the native lineage, just the same species. Is that a bad idea to grow and plant "native plants" from other states(areas)? If yes or no, how does one determine the level of acceptance for influx of new potential genes into a gene pool?
I am already growing and donating 1000 milkweed in some smaller Jiffy's I have going.
What can I use these 500 pellets for that is suitable for pollinators?
Everything I look at for them online is tomatoes, lol.
Any place online to find community lead guerrilla gardening operations? Ie. a group of people seeding 100,000 poppy seeds on highways of California, etc.
Anybody have recommendations for a type of wetland/riverbank plant with roots that would help stabilize a silt flow around a bridge pylon?
I have a bulk order of native prairie flower seeds coming in soon, and I'm trying to decide the best and most viable way to plant them around my neighborhood. I was planning on using all of them for seed bombs, but then I remembered that I have an Aerogarden with a seed starting tray. What are the pros and cons of each method, and does one method tend to yield better results? I feel like seed bombing would be less tedious, but I'm not sure what the general success rate of seed bombing is. Thanks!
So basically, I live in a village and I also started growing cherry tomatoes about 10 days ago, I put them in a pot and most of them sprouted already, but since I live in a village a few kilometers away from any city and I am 15 with no form of transportation, I wondered if I could just plant the tomato plants when they are a bit bigger outside, when I mean outside, I mean no garden, no special store bought soil, just outside. I can't find any information regarding this and I don't know if they'll even grow, I don't have money to buy soil right now, I just stole a little bit of soil and a pot from the little agricultural settlement we have here, and that's it, I don't know how I'll grow them and I don't want them to die, please help! (I linked an image to this post with the plants and the pot I have right now if that helps)
Have been doing some reading and it seems that for most wildflowers native to my area (Twin Cities), the optimal dispersal times are either in the early spring for plenty of precipitation, or in the fall for cold stratification. As such, am I too late to do any effective dispersal? Or if I do throw some bombs around now, will the seeds be alright to hang out until the fall/next spring?
I will soon be ending my tenancy with a less than friendly landlord and am looking for ideas to do in the garden. It is regularly mown grass with a muddy verge around the edge.
In the UK
I’m about ready to seed bomb the backyard of a house that’s been abandon in my neighborhood for close to 10 years (at least since I moved here, like 2015). The fence has been torn down, so I can access it easily from the alley. I’m sad that it’s just an eyesore when it could have native some flowers to be helping bees and other pollinators.