Here is another book from Wiley’s For Dummies Brand that is overflowing with information. Urban Gardening For Dummies (For Dummies (Home & Garden)) is, of course, geared to city dwellers that don’t have a lot of space. So those of you with apartments, small yards, and balconies don’t have to give up gardening. This book gives lots of suggestions and step by step instructions on how you can garden right where you live.
Did you know that the deadhead is dead? That’s what the book says. Hmm. I have many memories from my childhood of Mom picking the dead flowers off the plants.
I like the way this book explains the different climate in cities vs. farms. It has good information about flowers, food, trees, ground covers, water, and insects that is geared to urban life, but can be applied to plants anywhere.
My favorite chapter is the one about outdoor rooms to extend your living space; probably because that is something I want to do. This is another book that I’m going to hang on to with plans to reference it again in the near future.
Here is the backcover copy:
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 an urban garden that makes maximum use of minimal space, Urban Gardening For Dummies has you covered.