Grow Great Grub: Organic Food from Small Spaces
Your patio, balcony, rooftop, front stoop, boulevard, windowsill, planter box, or fire escape is a potential fresh food garden waiting to happen. In Grow Great Grub, Gayla Trail, the founder of the leading online gardening community (YouGrowGirl.com), shows you how to grow your own delicious,... show more
Your patio, balcony, rooftop, front stoop, boulevard, windowsill, planter box, or fire escape is a potential fresh food garden waiting to happen. In Grow Great Grub, Gayla Trail, the founder of the leading online gardening community (YouGrowGirl.com), shows you how to grow your own delicious, affordable, organic edibles virtually anywhere. Grow Great Grub packs in tips and essential information about: - Choosing a location and making the most of your soil (even if it’s less than perfect)- Building a raised bed, compost bin, and self-watering container using recycled materials- Keeping pests and diseases away from your plants—the toxin-free way- Growing bountiful crops in pots and selecting the best heirloom varieties- Cultivating hundreds of plants, from blueberries to Thai basil, to the best tomatoes you’ll ever taste - Canning, and preserving to make the most of your garden’s generosity - Green-friendly, cost-saving, growing, and building projects that are smart and stylish- And much more! Whether you’re looking to eat on a budget or simply experience the pleasure of picking tonight’s meal from right outside your door, this is the must-have book for small-space gardeners—no backyard required. GAYLA TRAIL is the creator of the acclaimed top gardening website yougrowgirl.com. Her work as a writer and photographer has appeared in publications including The New York Times, Newsweek, Budget Living, and ReadyMade. A resident of Toronto who has grown a garden on her rooftop for more than 10 years, she is the author of You Grow Girl: The Groundbreaking Guide to Gardening.
Publish date: February 2nd 2010
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
Pages no: 208
Edition language: English
, Food And Drink
, How To
Grow Great Grub delivers as promised. The pages are filled with colorful pictures, and gardening how-tos. The reason that I didn't rate it higher was because it was all stuff I've read before. If you are looking for an easy to use reference to sit on your bookshelf, this might do it for you. If you ...
Nicest thing is that unlike most farm-ish books, this one was *mainly* container gardening but not *all* about OMG SAVE SPACE WITH LABOR- AND CARPENTRY-INTENSIVE PROCEDURES, which is just as unhelpful for the 3-month-lease-signer as the "What Do You Mean You Don't Have A Haha*" school of gardens and...