Urban Gardening: A Hong Kong Gardener's Journal

Urban Gardening: A Hong Kong Gardener's Journal

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Living in a crowded city need not mean uprooting one's connection with the earth. City gardens are proliferating at a healthy rate, and plants can be enjoyed on a rooftop, balcony, terrace, or a simple window sill. There are, of course, special difficulties to gardening in cities: special solutions are needed to solve these problems. Urban Gardening was written

Overview

Living in a crowded city need not mean uprooting one's connection with the earth. City gardens are proliferating at a healthy rate, and plants can be enjoyed on a rooftop, balcony, terrace, or a simple window sill. There are, of course, special difficulties to gardening in cities: special solutions are needed to solve these problems. Urban Gardening was written to address these issues. It will interest first-timers to try it for themselves, too.

The book is subtitled "a Hong Kong gardener's journal". If you live outside of Hong Kong, do not let that put you off. Urban gardening techniques are the same all over the world. Readers may discover some well-loved plants they were familiar with back home, or wish to grow their own Chinese vegetables. Pak choi, white radish (lo pak), kai lan, and many others can be grown wherever in the world you find yourself—if you know how. This book will help.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789629962616
Publisher:
Chinese University Press, The
Publication date:
07/04/2006
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.30(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Arthur van Langenberg, author of Urban Gardening in Hong Kong (1983), is a surgeon by profession. He was the gardening correspondent in the late 1980s for the now defunct Asia Magazine. The magazine was distributed as a weekend supplement to many national newspapers in Asia.

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