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Urban Gardening For Dummies

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Urban Gardening For Dummies

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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.

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.

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About the Author-
  • Paul Simon is a nationally recognized landscape architect, public artist, horticulturist, master gardener, and urban designer. Charlie Nardozzi is a nationally recognized garden writer, speaker, and radio and television personality.
Table of Contents-
  • Introduction 1

    Part I: Urban Gardening 101 7

    Chapter 1: Gardening in the City 9

    Chapter 2: Reaping the Benefi ts of Urban Gardening 17

    Chapter 3: The Urban Microclimate 27

    Part II: Gardening Basics 37

    Chapter 4: Getting to Know Your Soil 39

    Chapter 5: Feeding and Fertilizing Your Soil 51

    Chapter 6: Getting Your Hands Dirty: Planting How-To 67

    Part III: Places and Ways to Garden 89

    Chapter 7: Creating an Outdoor Room 91

    Chapter 8: Containing Your Gardening 107

    Chapter 9: A Garden with a View: The Rooftop Garden 123

    Chapter 10: Going Vertical in Your Garden 141

    Chapter 11: Apartment Gardens 155

    Chapter 12: Community Gardening and Urban Farming 165

    Part IV: Growing Plants in the City 179

    Chapter 13: City Setting, Country Food 181

    Chapter 14: The Annual Flowering of the City 199

    Chapter 15: Perennial Flowers, Roses, and Bulbs in the City 215

    Chapter 16: Growing a Tree in Brooklyn 231

    Chapter 17: Lawns and Ground Covers 249

    Part V: Growing to Perfection 263

    Chapter 18: Weeding and Mulching Your Plants 265

    Chapter 19: Watering Your Garden 275

    Chapter 20: Controlling Urban Garden Pests 289

    Part VI: The Part of Tens 311

    Chapter 21: Ten Tools for Urban Gardeners 313

    Chapter 22: Ten Kid-Friendly Ways to Garden in the City 319

    Chapter 23: Ten Tips to Manage a Sustainable Urban Garden 325

    Index 331

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