Apartment Gardening

Apartment Gardening

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

eBook - 2011
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No yard? No problem. With more than 80 percent of the American population living in urban areas, Urban Pantry author Amy Pennington details how to start your own garden in the heart of the city. Whether you're a veteran gardener or a novice getting your hands dirty for the first time, this book provides hands-on advice to start using urban space in a sustainable, efficient, and inexpensive manner. Learn how to creatively grow squash on windowsills, flowers in planter boxes, and cucumbers on trellises: every inch of your home offers an opportunity for something planted, pickled, or preserved. Be a part of the rapidly growing do-it-yourself movement! Pennington's friendly voice paired with Kate Bingham-Burt's illustrations make greener living an accessible reality. - Publisher.
Publisher: Seattle, Wash. : Sasquatch Books, c2011.
ISBN: 9781570618017
1570618011
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 181 p.) : ill.
Contents: Before you begin: the basics
Getting grounded: pots, containers, soil & supplies
What to grow, for real
Seeds, seed starting & propagation
Feeding & watering plants
Recipes from the garden
Do-it-yourself garden
Garden lite.
Summary: No yard? No problem. With more than 80 percent of the American population living in urban areas, Urban Pantry author Amy Pennington details how to start your own garden in the heart of the city. Whether you're a veteran gardener or a novice getting your hands dirty for the first time, this book provides hands-on advice to start using urban space in a sustainable, efficient, and inexpensive manner. Learn how to creatively grow squash on windowsills, flowers in planter boxes, and cucumbers on trellises: every inch of your home offers an opportunity for something planted, pickled, or preserved. Be a part of the rapidly growing do-it-yourself movement! Pennington's friendly voice paired with Kate Bingham-Burt's illustrations make greener living an accessible reality. - Publisher.

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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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