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Urban Gardening for Dummies

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Learn to:
  • Make the most of limited space with vertical growing tips, rooftop gardens, and more
  • Add beauty and color to your landscape with annuals, perennials, and bulbs
  • Grow the freshest, healthiest produce possible

The easy way to succeed at urban gardening

A townhouse yard, a balcony, a south-facing window — even a small inner-city apartment can be a suitable location to grow some yummy edibles, develop a colorful flower garden, or create an outdoor room. Urban Gardening For Dummies helps you make the most of what you have through the use of proven small-space gardening techniques that allow gardeners to maximize their use of urban spaces.

  • Urban Gardening 101 — get an overview of urban gardening, including soil preparation, planting, choosing urban-friendly plants (including edibles), and plant placement
  • Dig in — discover everything you need to know about soil, from analyzing soil types and understanding soil pH to how you can build good soil with manure, organic fertilizers, and compost
  • Get a green thumb — find the lowdown on the urban microclimate, local weather patterns, and how you can actually influence weather conditions at micro-levels to benefit the health of your urban garden
  • Oh, the places you'll grow — get creative with container gardening and find funky and functional ways to garden on building rooftops, balconies, and with vertical growing strategies

Open the book and find:

  • The many benefits of urban gardening
  • Tips on planting annual plants and veggies, trees and shrubs, and perennial flowers
  • The 4-1-1 on community gardening and urban farming
  • How to create an outdoor room
  • The scoop on using fertilizers
  • Techniques for container and vertical gardening
  • Composting tips and soil growing
  • Tricks for keeping weeds and pests at bay

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

Paul Simon is a nationally recognized landscape architect, public artist, horticulturist, master gardener, and urban designer. Charlie Nardozzi is a nationally recognized garden writer, speaker, and radio and television personality.

Table of Contents

Introduction  1

Part I: Urban Gardening 101  7

Chapter 1: Gardening in the City 9

Chapter 2: Reaping the Benefi ts of Urban Gardening 17

Chapter 3: The Urban Microclimate 27

Part II: Gardening Basics  37

Chapter 4: Getting to Know Your Soil 39

Chapter 5: Feeding and Fertilizing Your Soil 51

Chapter 6: Getting Your Hands Dirty: Planting How-To 67

Part III: Places and Ways to Garden  89

Chapter 7: Creating an Outdoor Room 91

Chapter 8: Containing Your Gardening 107

Chapter 9: A Garden with a View: The Rooftop Garden 123

Chapter 10: Going Vertical in Your Garden 141

Chapter 11: Apartment Gardens 155

Chapter 12: Community Gardening and Urban Farming 165

Part IV: Growing Plants in the City  179

Chapter 13: City Setting, Country Food 181

Chapter 14: The Annual Flowering of the City 199

Chapter 15: Perennial Flowers, Roses, and Bulbs in the City 215

Chapter 16: Growing a Tree    in Brooklyn 231

Chapter 17: Lawns and Ground Covers 249

Part V: Growing to Perfection  263

Chapter 18: Weeding and Mulching Your Plants 265

Chapter 19: Watering Your Garden 275

Chapter 20: Controlling Urban Garden Pests 289

Part VI: The Part of Tens  311

Chapter 21: Ten Tools for Urban Gardeners 313

Chapter 22: Ten Kid-Friendly Ways to Garden in the City 319

Chapter 23: Ten Tips to Manage a Sustainable Urban Garden 325

Index  331

Product Details

ISBN:
9781118340356
Author:
Simon, Paul
Publisher:
John Wiley & Sons
Author:
Nardozzi, Charlie
Author:
Association, The National Gardening
Author:
National Gardening Association
Subject:
General Gardening
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Gardening : General
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Urban gardening for dummies; urban gardening; urban gardening guide; urban gardening basics; how to grow an urban gardening; urban gardening help; balcony gardening; window gardens; vertical gardening; guide to urban gardening; book on urban gardening; pl
Subject:
Urban gardening for dummies; urban gardening; urban gardening guide; urban gardening basics; how to grow an urban gardening; urban gardening help; balcony gardening; window gardens; vertical gardening; guide to urban gardening; book on urban gardening; pl
Subject:
Urban gardening for dummies; urban gardening; urban gardening guide; urban gardening basics; how to grow an urban gardening; urban gardening help; balcony gardening; window gardens; vertical gardening; guide to urban gardening; book on urban gardening; pl
Subject:
Urban gardening for dummies; urban gardening; urban gardening guide; urban gardening basics; how to grow an urban gardening; urban gardening help; balcony gardening; window gardens; vertical gardening; guide to urban gardening; book on urban gardening; pl
Subject:
Urban gardening for dummies; urban gardening; urban gardening guide; urban gardening basics; how to grow an urban gardening; urban gardening help; balcony gardening; window gardens; vertical gardening; guide to urban gardening; book on urban gardening; pl
Subject:
Urban gardening for dummies; urban gardening; urban gardening guide; urban gardening basics; how to grow an urban gardening; urban gardening help; balcony gardening; window gardens; vertical gardening; guide to urban gardening; book on urban gardening; pl
Subject:
Urban gardening for dummies; urban gardening; urban gardening guide; urban gardening basics; how to grow an urban gardening; urban gardening help; balcony gardening; window gardens; vertical gardening; guide to urban gardening; book on urban gardening; pl
Subject:
Urban gardening for dummies; urban gardening; urban gardening guide; urban gardening basics; how to grow an urban gardening; urban gardening help; balcony gardening; window gardens; vertical gardening; guide to urban gardening; book on urban gardening; pl
Copyright:
Edition Description:
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Publication Date:
20130212
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
360
Dimensions:
236.2 x 188 x 20.299 mm 18.72 oz

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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.

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