You Grow Girl: You Grow Girl

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You Grow Girl: You Grow Girl

by Gayla Trail

Touchstone | March 2, 2005 | Trade Paperback

You Grow Girl: You Grow Girl is rated 5 out of 5 by 2.
This is not your grandmother''s gardening book. You Grow Girl is a hip, humorous how-to for crafty gals everywhere who are discovering a passion for gardening but lack the know-how to turn their dreams of homegrown tomatoes and fresh-cut flowers into a reality.
Gayla Trail, creator of YouGrowGirl.com, provides guidance for both beginning and intermediate gardeners with engaging tips, projects, and recipes -- whether you have access to a small backyard or merely to a fire escape. You Grow Girl eliminates the intimidation factor and reveals how easy and enjoyable it can be to cultivate plants and flowers even when resources and space are limited. Divided into accessible sections like Plan, Plant, and Grow, You Grow Girl takes readers through the entire gardening experience:
  • Preparing soil
  • Nurturing seedlings
  • Fending off critters

    • Reaping the bounty
    • Readying plants for winter
    • Preparing for the seasons ahead

      Gayla also includes a wealth of ingenious and creative projects, such as:
      • Transforming your garden''s harvest into lush bath and beauty products
      • Converting household junk into canny containers
      • Growing and bagging herbal tea
      • Concocting homemade pest repellents
        ...and much, much more.
        Witty, wise, and as practical as it is stylish, You Grow Girl is guaranteed to show you how to get your garden on. All you need is a windowsill and a dream!

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 208 pages, 9 × 8 × 0.7 in

Published: March 2, 2005

Publisher: Touchstone

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0743270142

ISBN - 13: 9780743270144

Found in: Home and Garden

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just great........a must have for beginners or old hands This week I attended Gayla's slide show at our horticulture club where there was not an empty seat. Gayla kept a hundred of us entranced for an hour and a half with her images, her chat and her indisputable encyclopedia knowledge of her material. I Iucked out as I had never heard of her or the book before.
Date published: 2009-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Useful and Entertaining! This book is great for the beginner or advanced gardener. It has tons of useful, easy-to-understand information. It is especially helpful for the urban gardener or for those who want alternatives, natural choices when it comes to all aspects of plant care.
Date published: 2008-01-22

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You Grow Girl: You Grow Girl

by Gayla Trail

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 208 pages, 9 × 8 × 0.7 in

Published: March 2, 2005

Publisher: Touchstone

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0743270142

ISBN - 13: 9780743270144

Table of Contents

Contents Introduction • In the Beginning • Getting Gardening Fever Chapter One: Plan Spaces and Places • Whatcha Got • Growing Guerrilla • Defining Space • Blazing Trails • Rustic Woven Twig Fence • Homegrown Stones • What to Do with a Chunk of Dirt • Planning and Design • Designing with Containers • Planter Box Getting Your Fix without Getting Burned • Who to Bring Home • Tag Decoding • Annuals, Biennials, Perennials • Plant Science Chapter Two: Plant Soiled Again • All About pH • Nutrients and Deficiencies • Texture • Texture Tests • Making Good Dirt • Making Compost • Mulch: Love it or Leave it Container Planting • Choosing Container Soil • What''s in Container Mix • Mulching Containers • Growing in Containers • Edible Flower Container • Chive Blossom-Infused Vinegar • Healthier Candied Flowers • Growing in a Window Box Gearing Up • A Guide to Can''t-Live-Without-Them Tools • Caring for Your Tools • Not Your Grandmother''s Gardening Apron Planting Seeds • Seed-Starting Basics • Suitable Containers • Sowing • Labeling • Make a Copper Tag Holder • Light • Fertilizing • Thinning • Hardening Off • Protecting Your Babies One, Two, Three, Plant • Ground Planting • Container Planting • Companion Planting • Chalkboard Pots Chapter Three: Grow Go
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This is not your grandmother''s gardening book. You Grow Girl is a hip, humorous how-to for crafty gals everywhere who are discovering a passion for gardening but lack the know-how to turn their dreams of homegrown tomatoes and fresh-cut flowers into a reality.
Gayla Trail, creator of YouGrowGirl.com, provides guidance for both beginning and intermediate gardeners with engaging tips, projects, and recipes -- whether you have access to a small backyard or merely to a fire escape. You Grow Girl eliminates the intimidation factor and reveals how easy and enjoyable it can be to cultivate plants and flowers even when resources and space are limited. Divided into accessible sections like Plan, Plant, and Grow, You Grow Girl takes readers through the entire gardening experience:
  • Preparing soil
  • Nurturing seedlings
  • Fending off critters

    • Reaping the bounty
    • Readying plants for winter
    • Preparing for the seasons ahead

      Gayla also includes a wealth of ingenious and creative projects, such as:
      • Transforming your garden''s harvest into lush bath and beauty products
      • Converting household junk into canny containers
      • Growing and bagging herbal tea
      • Concocting homemade pest repellents
        ...and much, much more.
        Witty, wise, and as practical as it is stylish, You Grow Girl is guaranteed to show you how to get your garden on. All you need is a windowsill and a dream!
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