Apartment Gardening

Apartment Gardening

Plants, Projects, and Recipes for Growing Food in your Urban Home

Book - 2011
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Forget the 100-mile eat-local diet; try the 300-square-foot-diet -- grow squash on the windowsill, flowers in the planter box, or corn in a parking strip. Apartment Gardening details how to start a garden in the heart of the city. From building a window box to planting seeds in jars on the counter, every space is plantable, and this book reveals that the DIY future is now by providing hands-on, accessible advice. Amy Pennington's friendly voice paired with Kate Bingham-Burt's crafty illustrations make greener living an accessible reality, even if readers have only a few hundred square feet and two windowsills. Save money by planting the same things available at the grocery store, and create an eccentric garden right in the heart of any living space.
Publisher: Seattle, WA : Sasquatch Books, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781570616884
Branch Call Number: 635.091732 PEN 2011 22
Characteristics: x, 181 p

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misatim
Dec 09, 2017

Half the book is the author's fav recipes. You are told what soil needs to grow plants and what you can grow in an apartment. Which is mostly herbs. If you have a yard to garden this book would help, but for small space gardening this is not the book. My landlord would never allow me to hang eaves troughs with holes drilled in the bottom on his walls. And I am sure she wouldn't allow her tenants to either. So filled with good ideas but not practical for apartments. In addition, the writing is of poor quality and littered with cultural slang that I had to look up. She seemed to be trying to be too cool, rather than good advice.

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VRMurphy
Feb 12, 2015

Might be nice as a gift, tucked into a basket of gardening supplies, for someone who had never grown anything before.

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K7lleyv
Sep 17, 2014

This is a good quick start guide. But...I'd rate this: Apartment dwellers-disgression advised. Make sure it's OK to house honey bees on your patio/deck! Make sure that water/dirt from your containers doesn't spill onto someone else's doorstep or patio etc.

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brownmf1
Nov 01, 2011

Local author--so the advice she gives is actually relevant to PNW gardeners. It's a fun how-to on getting started in gardening. I didn't feel it was particularly revolutionary, but certainly did get me excited for gardening in my little urban space.

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