I have been trying to read more about gardening lately so we can move towards growing more of our own food. You can read my most recent gardening book review here. When I talk about living more sustainably, I often get questions about doing so in an apartment or a home with a very small yard.
A townhouse yard, a balcony, a fire escape, a south-facing window and 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 offers information to help you make the most of limited space by using proven small-space gardening techniques that enable you to maximize yield while minimizing space.
Some of these techniques include square-foot, vertical and layered gardening. The book also talks about container gardening, succession gardening and companion gardening as well as pest management, irrigation and rain barrels, and small-space composting. There really are so many great tips in this book for urban gardeners.
If you live in the city and want to start a garden but don’t know where to start, check out Urban Gardening For Dummies. Even if you’re looking to better utilize your space, I think you could benefit from this book!
This book is a great addition to our sustainable living bookshelf, and I’ll be referring to it when I have gardening questions. I love how easy it is to find what you’re looking for in the Dummies series of books (which is probably why I own so many of them).
You can pick up a copy of Urban Gardening for Dummies on Amazon.com.