You Grow Girl: The Groundbreaking Guide to Gardening

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Simon and Schuster, Jun 16, 2008 - Gardening - 208 pages
This is not your grandmother's gardening book. You Grow Girl is a hip, humorous how-to for crafty gals everywhere who are discovering a passion for gardening but lack the know-how to turn their dreams of homegrown tomatoes and fresh-cut flowers into a reality.
Gayla Trail, creator of, provides guidance for both beginning and intermediate gardeners with engaging tips, projects, and recipes -- whether you have access to a small backyard or merely to a fire escape. You Grow Girl eliminates the intimidation factor and reveals how easy and enjoyable it can be to cultivate plants and flowers even when resources and space are limited. Divided into accessible sections like Plan, Plant, and Grow, You Grow Girl takes readers through the entire gardening experience:
  • Preparing soil
  • Nurturing seedlings
  • Fending off critters

  • Reaping the bounty
  • Readying plants for winter
  • Preparing for the seasons ahead

Gayla also includes a wealth of ingenious and creative projects, such as:
  • Transforming your garden's harvest into lush bath and beauty products
  • Converting household junk into canny containers
  • Growing and bagging herbal tea
  • Concocting homemade pest repellents

...and much, much more.
Witty, wise, and as practical as it is stylish, You Grow Girl is guaranteed to show you how to get your garden on. All you need is a windowsill and a dream!

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User Review  - manadabomb - LibraryThing

I wanted to do a garden this year, but stopped short because I also seem to ruin them. I did a bit of container gardening and only got basil in return. I found this book and just wanted to see if I ... Read full review

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User Review  - kmajort - LibraryThing

Honestly, I know most of this, but it was put together well, had humor, could teach some folks good things. Read full review


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Gearing Up Produce
Planting Seeds Storing Dried Herbs
Bath Beauty Plants
Body Food Peppermint Foot Scrub Herbal Hair Rinse ZT sfegend
Open Pollinated vs Hybrids Seed Harvest
Reflections roll up your sleeves
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About the author (2008)

Gayla Trail created her acclaimed gardening website,, in 2000. A graphic designer, writer, photographer, and gardener, she has contributed to BUST and ReadyMade magazines as a gardening guru. She lives in Toronto.

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