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Publisher Comments:

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!

Review:

"While this book's subtitle may be an overstatement-despite the quirky illustrations and chatty style, there isn't much 'groundbreaking' advice here-the book itself is a competent guide to getting a little dirt under your fingernails. Trail, a graphic designer, writer, gardener and creator of www.YouGrowGirl.com, believes gardening, like knitting and crocheting, has become cool again. Her advice to young women who want to take up the hobby is 'follow your heart.' Gardening doesn't have to be intimidating, she says, and her book certainly proves that. In instructional subdivisions such as 'Mulch, Love It or Leave It' and 'Not Your Grandmother's Gardening Apron,' she coaches readers on basic aspects of gardening, keeping her tone light and her advice simple. Chapters detail planting, growing, collecting bounty (like herbs, fruits and vegetables) and preparing a garden for winter. Each project-from assembling devices to keep pests away to instructions for growing potted tomatoes-is marked to show its difficulty level, and Trail is equally attuned to the needs of both city dwellers and those with more space to develop their green thumb. 100 color photos." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

This hip, humorous how-to for the blossoming new generation of crafty gals opens up a new way to think about and enjoy gardening, based on the most visited noncommercial gardening site on the Web: www.YouGrowGirl.com. Illustrations & 100 full-color photos throughout.

Synopsis:

This is not your grandmother's gardening book. You Grow Girl is a fresh and funny guide for the millions of women 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 Sanders, creator of www.YouGrowGirl.com. provides guidance for both beginning and intermediate gardeners with engaging tips, projects, and recipes — whether they have access to a small back yard or merely 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. Gayla includes a wealth of ingenious and creative projects — transforming a kiddie pool into an herb garden, converting household junk into canny containers, growing and bagging tea, and concocting homemade pest repellants. 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, and preparing for the seasons ahead. Witty, wise, and as practical as it is stylish. You Grow Girl is guaranteed to fire the imagination of aspiring gardeners, and prove that all you need is a windowsill and a dream.

About the Author

andlt;Bandgt;Gayla Trailandlt;/Bandgt; created her acclaimed gardening website,YouGrowGirl.com, in 2000. A graphic designer, writer, photographer, and gardener, she has contributed to andlt;Iandgt;BUSTandlt;/Iandgt; and andlt;Iandgt;ReadyMadeandlt;/Iandgt; magazines as a gardening guru. She lives in Toronto.

Table of Contents

andlt;Bandgt;Contentsandlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Introductionandlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andamp;#149; In the Beginning andamp;#149; Getting Gardening Feverandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Chapter One: Planandlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Spaces and Placesandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andamp;#149; Whatcha Got andamp;#149; Growing Guerrilla andamp;#149; Defining Space andamp;#149; Blazing Trails andamp;#149; Rustic Woven Twig Fence andamp;#149; Homegrown Stones andamp;#149; What to Do with a Chunk of Dirt andamp;#149; Planning and Design andamp;#149; Designing with Containers andamp;#149; Planter Boxandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Getting Your Fix without Getting Burnedandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andamp;#149; Who to Bring Home andamp;#149; Tag Decoding andamp;#149; Annuals, Biennials, Perennials andamp;#149; Plant Scienceandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Chapter Two: Plantandlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Soiled Againandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andamp;#149; All About pH andamp;#149; Nutrients and Deficiencies andamp;#149; Texture andamp;#149; Texture Tests andamp;#149; Making Good Dirt andamp;#149; Making Compost andamp;#149; Mulch: Love it or Leave itandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Container Plantingandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andamp;#149; Choosing Container Soil andamp;#149; What's in Container Mix andamp;#149; Mulching Containers andamp;#149; Growing in Containers andamp;#149; Edible Flower Container andamp;#149; Chive Blossom-Infused Vinegar andamp;#149; Healthier Candied Flowers andamp;#149; Growing in a Window Box andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Gearing Upandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andamp;#149; A Guide to Can't-Live-Without-Them Tools andamp;#149; Caring for Your Tools andamp;#149; Not Your Grandmother's Gardening Apron andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Planting Seedsandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andamp;#149; Seed-Starting Basics andamp;#149; Suitable Containers andamp;#149; Sowing andamp;#149; Labeling andamp;#149; Make a Copper Tag Holder andamp;#149; Light andamp;#149; Fertilizing andamp;#149; Thinning andamp;#149; Hardening Off andamp;#149; Protecting Your Babiesandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;One, Two, Three, Plantandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andamp;#149; Ground Planting andamp;#149; Container Planting andamp;#149; Companion Planting andamp;#149; Chalkboard Potsandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Chapter Three: Growandlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Good Growing Basicsandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andamp;#149; Growing Organic andamp;#149; Light andamp;#149; Water and Humidity andamp;#149; Simple Irrigation System andamp;#149; Succulent Container andamp;#149; Fertilizing andamp;#149; Organic Fertilizers andamp;#149; Become a Plant Whisperer andamp;#149; Rank Tea andamp;#149; Foliar Feeding andamp;#149; Subterranean Worm World andamp;#149; Pruning andamp;#149; All About Staking andamp;#149; Weeds andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Here Comes Troubleandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andamp;#149; Gardening with Insects andamp;#149; Good Bugs, Bad Bugs andamp;#149; Six Pest- Protection Pointers andamp;#149; Send In the Troops andamp;#149; Plants That Eat Meat andamp;#149; Pest Prophylactics andamp;#149; Natural Insect Control Products andamp;#149; Kitchen Concoctions: Pest Repellents andamp;#149; Animal Critters andamp;#149; Cat Garden andamp;#149; Chicken Wire Cloche andamp;#149; Diseases andamp;#149; What Ails Them: Common Plant Diseases andamp;#149; Organic Disease Remedies andamp;#149; Troubleshooting andamp;#149; Kitchen Concoctions: Disease Remediesandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Growing Foodandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andamp;#149; Container Farming andamp;#149; Pretty Delicious andamp;#149; Potted Tomatoes andamp;#149; Herbal Tea Garden andamp;#149; Easy-Sew Tea bagsandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Chapter Four: Bountyandlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Collecting the Bootyandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andamp;#149; Herbs andamp;#149; Leafy Greens andamp;#149; Fruits and Vegetables andamp;#149; Harvest Tips andamp;#149; Green Tomato Chutney andamp;#149; Eat Less Dirt: Washing Herbs and Produce andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Until Tomorrowandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andamp;#149; Freezing andamp;#149; Oily Herb Paste andamp;#149; Drying andamp;#149; How to Dry Herbs andamp;#149; Storing Dried Herbsandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Bath andamp;amp; Beauty Plantsandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andamp;#149; Body Food andamp;#149; Peppermint Foot Scrub andamp;#149; Herbal Hair Rinse andamp;#149; Gardener's Healing Hand Salve andamp;#149; Loofah Bath Scrubandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Seed Harvestandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andamp;#149; Smackdown: Open Pollinated vs. Hybrids andamp;#149; Seed Harvest How-to andamp;#149; Harvesting Vegetable Seeds andamp;#149; Fermenting Tomato Seeds andamp;#149; Storing Seeds andamp;#149; Putting Them to the Test andamp;#149; Seed Packetsandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Your Babies Making Babiesandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andamp;#149; Division andamp;#149; Cuttingsandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Chapter Five: Chillandlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Reflectionsandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andamp;#149; Ch-ch-changes andamp;#149; Get to Learning andamp;#149; Garden Memory Journal andamp;#149; Make Your Own Bookclothandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;All the Leaves Are Brownandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andamp;#149; Fall Pruningandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;The Big Chillandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andamp;#149; In-Ground Gardens andamp;#149; Potted Gardens andamp;#149; Keeping Them Cold andamp;#149; Salt Protection andamp;#149; Here Comes the Sun andamp;#149; Winter Prep Checklistandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Appendixandlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andamp;#149; Glossary andamp;#149; Resources andamp;#149; USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Mapandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Templates

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743270144
Author:
Trail, Gayla
Publisher:
Touchstone Books
Author:
Sanders, Gayla
Subject:
Vegetables
Subject:
Flowers - General
Subject:
Techniques
Subject:
General Gardening
Subject:
Gardening
Subject:
Gardening : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Publication Date:
March 2005
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
line drawings t/o; 100 color photos
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
9 x 8 in 20.545 oz

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "While this book's subtitle may be an overstatement-despite the quirky illustrations and chatty style, there isn't much 'groundbreaking' advice here-the book itself is a competent guide to getting a little dirt under your fingernails. Trail, a graphic designer, writer, gardener and creator of www.YouGrowGirl.com, believes gardening, like knitting and crocheting, has become cool again. Her advice to young women who want to take up the hobby is 'follow your heart.' Gardening doesn't have to be intimidating, she says, and her book certainly proves that. In instructional subdivisions such as 'Mulch, Love It or Leave It' and 'Not Your Grandmother's Gardening Apron,' she coaches readers on basic aspects of gardening, keeping her tone light and her advice simple. Chapters detail planting, growing, collecting bounty (like herbs, fruits and vegetables) and preparing a garden for winter. Each project-from assembling devices to keep pests away to instructions for growing potted tomatoes-is marked to show its difficulty level, and Trail is equally attuned to the needs of both city dwellers and those with more space to develop their green thumb. 100 color photos." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , This hip, humorous how-to for the blossoming new generation of crafty gals opens up a new way to think about and enjoy gardening, based on the most visited noncommercial gardening site on the Web: www.YouGrowGirl.com. Illustrations & 100 full-color photos throughout.
"Synopsis" by , This is not your grandmother's gardening book. You Grow Girl is a fresh and funny guide for the millions of women 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 Sanders, creator of www.YouGrowGirl.com. provides guidance for both beginning and intermediate gardeners with engaging tips, projects, and recipes — whether they have access to a small back yard or merely 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. Gayla includes a wealth of ingenious and creative projects — transforming a kiddie pool into an herb garden, converting household junk into canny containers, growing and bagging tea, and concocting homemade pest repellants. 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, and preparing for the seasons ahead. Witty, wise, and as practical as it is stylish. You Grow Girl is guaranteed to fire the imagination of aspiring gardeners, and prove that all you need is a windowsill and a dream.
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