How does your garden grow?

Each year when springtime rolls around I think about putting in a garden, but somehow every year I find myself so busy that my garden doesn’t materialize.  This spring was no exception, but rather than wait another year to put in the raised beds I’m dreaming of, I decided to try my hand at some container gardening.  Container gardening is fairly simple, but if you’re the type of person who likes to read up on things before starting something (like me!), a few guides on what to do can be helpful.  Here are a few books that I found particularly useful:

A Little Piece of Earth: How to Grow Your Own Food in Small Spaces, by Maria Finn Dominguez

From Container to Kitchen: Growing Fruits and Vegetables in Pots, by D.J. Herda

Container Gardening: 250 Design Ideas & Step-by-Step Techniques, by editors and contributors of Fine Gardening

Fresh Food From Small Spaces: The Square Inch Gardener’s Guide to Year-Round Growing, Fermenting, and Sprouting, by R.J. Ruppenthal

Click here for even more books on container gardening.  And just because my gardening ambitions for the year have been scaled back, doesn’t mean it’s too late to build a raised bed or plant a backyard garden!  Have a look at some of our books, videos, and other resources on gardening for more ideas. 

-Irene

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2 responses to “How does your garden grow?

  1. Cathy

    Irene,
    This is just a note. You don’t have to post it. How would you like to come up with a longer list of “container gardening” books for the gardening section of the website? I’ve thought about it often but simply haven’t gotten around to it. And yes, tomorrow I am planting okra in my garden.

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