I Garden - Urban Style

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Popular Woodworking Books, Dec 6, 2010 - Gardening - 160 pages
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A Garden for Your Space & Your Style

You can grow delicious, healthy vegetables and beautiful flowers in your urban setting. No yard? No problem, you have more options available than you think ™from containers and window boxes to raised beds and community plots. No time? No worries, there are plants and containers that accommodate even the busiest schedule.

Inside you'll find: Ideas for growing plants in any available space—no matter how small or soil deficient Step-by-step instructions on growing plants from seed Suggestions for plants and containers that fit various styles and schedules, including: no-fuss hardy producers; stunning plantscapes; and plants that attract birds and butterflies Advice on composting, pest control, watering and fertilizing Strategies for maintaining your garden while you are away More than 20 recipes featuring fresh ingredients you can grow Resources to help you build a gardening community in your neighborhood or on the Internet

Reggie Solomon and Michael Nolan of the popular website UrbanGardenCasual.com show you everything you need to know to grow a garden that fits your tight urban space and busy schedule. Shed your work clothes, grab your iPod and start enjoying your urban garden today.

The Urban Garden Casual Philosophy is about reclaiming the peace, relaxation and satisfaction that comes from growing something yourself.

 

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Contents

Preface
11
1 The Urban Garden Casual Philosophy
12
2 Choose Your Urban Garden Casual Style
22
3 Casual Container Gardening
40
4 Getting Started
58
5 How to Grow It
76
6 Gardening In Special Situations
104
7 Urban Casual Recipes
128
8 Casual Connections
142
Index
156
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The Urban Garden Casual Team, which includes T. Reginald Solomon, Michael Nolan, Vanessa Richins, and Michelle Fabio, blog about the challenges and joys of gardening in urban environments at UrbanGardenCasual.com. They have experience gardening in NYC, Atlanta, Philadelphia and New Haven, Connecticut.

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