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We planted a vertical pumpkin patch in our tiny urban backyard

With urban living comes many advantages. Jules and I both walk or ride our bikes to work, we are a few minutes walk from a zoo, there countless numbers of cafes, restaurants, bars, playgrounds, etc. within walking distance. But there are also some disadvantages. Real-estate is a valuable commodity where we live and there aren't many lots that would accommodate the size garden we wish we could have so we have to get creative.

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A home hearth, a colorful living room YAHOO!, and lots of Trekkie goodness in this week's reader photos

Start your week with our collection of interesting articles on the web and photos from our readers. This week: see LEGO portraits, and the USS Enterprise is in trouble! In these Clicky Links you'll find lots of sites to waste a little time on — and help you start your gardens.

Click through, too, to find our links on submitting YOUR stuff to Offbeat Home!