Saturday, February 9, 2013
Book Review - Urban Gardening For Dummies
The easy way to succeed at urban gardening
A townhouse yard, a balcony, a fire escape, a south-facing window—even a basement apartment can all be suitable locations to grow enough food to save a considerable amount of money and enjoy the freshest, healthiest produce possible.
Urban Gardening For Dummies helps you make the most of limited space through the use of proven small-space gardening techniques that allow gardeners to maximize yield while minimizing space.
Covers square-foot gardening and vertical and layered gardening Includes guidance on working with container gardening, succession gardening, and companion gardening Offers guidance on pest management, irrigation and rain barrels, and small-space composting If you're interested in starting you're an urban garden that makes maximum use of minimal space, Urban Gardening For Dummies has you covered.
My Take on the Book
This book was written especially for those people living in the city. It covers everything: soil. fertilizing, roof top gardening, vertical gardening, apartment gardens, watering, controlling pests, tools and ways to encourage children to garden.
I was especially intrigued with the chapter of "Going Vertical in Your Garden". the advice in this chapter to use trellises is applicable to not just urban growers but those of us with space too. The chapter referred to using trellises , panels, arbors, pergolas, and even creating a tepee. So many ideas for using hanging pots and stacking planters too.
If you love to garden and have limited space,I believe this book will be a good resource for you.
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