You Grow Girl: The Groundbreaking Guide to Gardening

You Grow Girl: The Groundbreaking Guide to Gardening

by Gayla Trail, Gayla Sanders
     
 

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This is not your grandmother's gardening book. You Grow Girl is a hip, humorous how-to for crafty gals everywhere who are discovering a passion for gardening but lack the know-how to turn their dreams of homegrown tomatoes and fresh-cut flowers into a reality.
Gayla Trail, creator of YouGrowGirl.com, provides guidance for both beginning and intermediate

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This is not your grandmother's gardening book. You Grow Girl is a hip, humorous how-to for crafty gals everywhere who are discovering a passion for gardening but lack the know-how to turn their dreams of homegrown tomatoes and fresh-cut flowers into a reality.
Gayla Trail, creator of YouGrowGirl.com, provides guidance for both beginning and intermediate gardeners with engaging tips, projects, and recipes — whether you have access to a small backyard or merely to a fire escape. You Grow Girl eliminates the intimidation factor and reveals how easy and enjoyable it can be to cultivate plants and flowers even when resources and space are limited. Divided into accessible sections like Plan, Plant, and Grow, You Grow Girl takes readers through the entire gardening experience:

  • Preparing soil
  • Nurturing seedlings
  • Fending off critters

  • Reaping the bounty
  • Readying plants for winter
  • Preparing for the seasons ahead

Gayla also includes a wealth of ingenious and creative projects, such as:

  • Transforming your garden's harvest into lush bath and beauty products
  • Converting household junk into canny containers
  • Growing and bagging herbal tea
  • Concocting homemade pest repellents

...and much, much more.
Witty, wise, and as practical as it is stylish, You Grow Girl is guaranteed to show you how to get your garden on. All you need is a windowsill and a dream!

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Library Journal
Reaching a new audience, this gardening book is as fresh and funky as the web site that inspired it. A professional print designer before turning to web design, Trail couldn't find gardening information geared toward young, hip, frugal, urban gardeners like herself, so she used her skills to create YouGrowGirl.com in early 2000. Like the acclaimed site, the book is artsy but informative. Highly appropriate for beginners, it covers the basics of planning, planting, growing, harvesting, and reflecting on your garden successes. Trail's organic and inexpensive methods for growing flowers, food, and herbs are practical for postage stamp-sized yards or even city fire escapes. Interspersed are offbeat projects like pest prophylactics, home-sewn tea bags, and a garden memory journal made of recycled materials. The creative design uses a nice combination of drawings and photos, while the author's edgy attitude and language are reminiscent of clever, suburban garden writer Cassandra Danz. Though other organic gardening books are prevalent, this introduction is recommended to public libraries catering particularly to twentysomethings and small-space gardeners.-Bonnie Poquette, Milwaukee Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780743270144
Publisher:
Touchstone
Publication date:
03/01/2005
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
727,326
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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