Plants, Projects, and Recipes for Growing Food in Your Urban Home
Author: Amy Pennington
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
Forget the 100-mile eat-local diet; try the 300-square-foot-diet — grow squash on the windowsill, flowers in the planter box, or corn in a parking strip. Apartment Gardening details how to start a garden in the heart of the city. From building a window box to planting seeds in jars on the counter, every space is plantable, and this book reveals that the DIY future is now by providing hands-on, accessible advice. Amy Pennington's friendly voice paired with Kate Bingham-Burt's crafty illustrations make greener living an accessible reality, even if readers have only a few hundred square feet and two windowsills. Save money by planting the same things available at the grocery store, and create an eccentric garden right in the heart of any living space.
This is a great book for anyone wishing to get started in urban gardening or indoor gardening. Discover how to create an indoor garden, urban garden or even a balcony garden. This book covers all the basics you need to know and more such as information on lighting, types of plants, watering, hydroponic gardening, fertilizing and so on, you won't find a more thorough book to get you started.
How to Grow Plants, No Matter Where You Live: Raised Beds • Vertical Gardening • Indoor Edibles • Balconies and Rooftops • Hydroponics
Author: Kevin Espiritu
Publisher: Cool Springs Press
In Field Guide to Urban Gardening, author Kevin Espiritu of Epic Gardening shares the basics of growing plants, offers tips on how to choose the right urban gardening method, and troubleshoots the most common problems you’ll encounter. If you think it’s impossible to grow your own food because you don’t have a large yard or you live in the city…think again. There is a plethora of urban gardening options to create beautiful, productive edible gardens no matter where you live. The key to succeeding as an urban gardener is to choose the method(s) that make sense for your unique living situation and then give your plants what they need to thrive. Kevin helps you do just that. But he doesn’t stop there. He also provides in-depth garden plans, from upcycled DIY projects and intensive hydroponic systems to beautiful and functional raised beds. Urban gardening is a real, growing, and important movement in today’s world. This fact-packed book is your roadmap to get growing today. Urban gardening techniques featured include: Container Gardening Raised Beds Indoor Edibles Balconies and Rooftops Hydroponics
Step-by-step, learn how to grow delicious indoor greens and baby vegetables -- in just one week from seed to salad. Includes extensive nutrition charts, seed resources, and questions and answers with Sproutman.
The easy way to succeed at urban gardening A townhouse yard, a balcony, a fire escape, a south-facingwindow—even a basement apartment can all be suitablelocations to grow enough food to save a considerable amount ofmoney and enjoy the freshest, healthiest produce possible. Urban Gardening For Dummies helps you make the most oflimited space through the use of proven small-space gardeningtechniques that allow gardeners to maximize yield while minimizingspace. Covers square-foot gardening and vertical and layeredgardening Includes guidance on working with container gardening,succession gardening, and companion gardening Offers guidance on pest management, irrigation and rainbarrels, and small-space composting If you're interested in starting an urban garden that makesmaximum use of minimal space, Urban Gardening For Dummieshas you covered.
From the orchard to the plate... Apples: From Harvest to Table collects 50 delicious recipes starring the tried-and-true favorite. Organized into five chapters-Breakfast & Brunch; Salads, Starters & Sides; Mains; Pies, Crumbles & Crisps; and Jams, Jellies & Preserves-these wholesome, straightforward recipes will quickly become go-to meals in every apple-loving kitchen. Illustrated with beautiful food photography and vintage botanical drawings, this cookbook also includes essays on topics ranging from making your own apple juice and heirloom apple varieties to kid-focused recipes and apple crafts. Recipes include: Caramelized Apple with Vanilla Crepes Cumin Apple Salad with Pickled Red Onions Savory Barley-Stuffed Apples with Rosemary Lemon-Roasted Chicken with Caramelized Onion & Apple Upside-down Apple Tart Fried Apple Hand Pies Rose Hip & Apple Butter Apple Pear Salsa with Cilantro