Urban Gardening for Dummies

by | Mar 25, 2013 | Books, Reviews

Urban Gardening for Dummies

Urban Gardening for Dummies
Author:The National Gardening Association (Author), Paul Simon (Contributor), Charlie Nardozzi (Contributor)
File Size: 2580 KB
Print Length: 360 pages
Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (January 24, 2013)
Language: English
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 you’re an urban garden that makes maximum use of minimal space, Urban Gardening For Dummies has you covered.

Since I was pregnant with my daughter I have thought about gardening to provide fresh vegetables for our family. We have used some barrels for tomatoes but I wanted to be able to grow more and diverse veggies but unfortunately our yard and dogs do not allow for this! However this book is great for learning how to create your own urban garden, what soils to use, and different tips and tricks to make it successful! I am looking forward to putting the things I have learned into action!! I definitely recommend this guide for “dummies” to others!!
Disclosure: I received one copy of the book for review purposes only. I was not compensated to write a positive or favorable review. This is Keeping Up With The Rheinlander’s personal opinion.


  1. Kelly @ Texas Type A Mom

    This sounds like a great book! Dogs definitely up the difficulty level of gardening. Even with raised beds our dog likes so get up there and see what’s growing.

  2. Jenn

    I love gardening by I have the blackest thumb EVER!!!! Thanks for the recommendation


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