I live in Chicago. I have a city yard. However, I want my family to eat well. Up until now, I didn’t think that we could have a garden. However, after reading Urban Gardening For Dummies, I can’t wait till spring!
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. It covers square-foot gardening and vertical and layered gardening, guidance on working with container gardening, succession gardening, and companion gardening, and guidance on pest management, irrigation and rain barrels, and small-space composting. It covers everything: soil. fertilizing, roof top gardening, vertical gardening, apartment gardens, watering, controlling pests, tools and ways to encourage children to garden.
I love that it is an easily understood book. I never felt stupid reading it. I have some great tips for once spring hits Chicago!