Grow Great Grub: Organic Food From Small Spaces by Gayla TrailGrow Great Grub: Organic Food From Small Spaces by Gayla Trail

Grow Great Grub: Organic Food From Small Spaces

byGayla Trail

Paperback | February 2, 2010

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Your patio, balcony, rooftop, front stoop, boulevard, windowsill, planter box, or fire escape is a potential fresh food garden waiting to happen. In Grow Great Grub, Gayla Trail, the founder of the leading online gardening community (, shows you how to grow your own delicious, affordable, organic edibles virtually anywhere.                  
Grow Great Grub packs in tips and essential information about:
- Choosing a location and making the most of your soil (even if it’s less than perfect)
- Building a raised bed, compost bin, and self-watering container using recycled materials
- Keeping pests and diseases away from your plants—the toxin-free way
- Growing bountiful crops in pots and selecting the best heirloom varieties
- Cultivating hundreds of plants, from blueberries to Thai basil, to the best tomatoes you’ll ever taste
- Canning, and preserving to make the most of your garden’s generosity
- Green-friendly, cost-saving, growing, and building projects that are smart and stylish
- And much more!
Whether you’re looking to eat on a budget or simply experience the pleasure of picking tonight’s meal from right outside your door, this is the must-have book for small-space gardeners—no backyard required.
GAYLA TRAIL is the creator of the acclaimed top gardening website Her work as a writer and photographer has appeared in publications including The New York Times, Newsweek, Budget Living, and ReadyMade. A resident of Toronto who has grown a garden on her rooftop for more than 10 years, she is the author of You Grow Girl: The Groundbreaking Guide to Gardening.
GAYLA TRAIL is the creator of the thriving online community She is a regular contributor to magazines and frequently speaks on urban gardening, ecology, and community at major garden events. Her work as a writer and photographer has appeared in the O Magazine, New York Times, Newsweek, The Globe and Mail, Organic Garde...
Title:Grow Great Grub: Organic Food From Small SpacesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9 × 7.5 × 0.5 inPublished:February 2, 2010Publisher:Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/RodaleLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0307452018

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful book to start up I started urban gardening last year and fell upon this wonderful book a few days ago and it is exactly what I was looking for! It is simple, very complete and written with passion. It's all about micro-farming so it is very adapted to small urban gardening. It covers everything from soil, mulch, containers, pests, with recipes to keep your pantry full all year long and extra ressources for material and seeds. The detailed info about each fruit or veggie is complete with tips and specifics about container depts and suggested container varieties. It is small, concise and oh so useful! Definitely a must if you are starting up your own balcony garden! :D
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Root Vegetable Fries Roasted potatoes are good and all, but a roasted root vegetable medley is just as easy to make and a little bit fancy too. Substitute any root vegetable, including starchy potatoes, turnip, parsnip, celery root, or rutabaga. While the veggies are roasting, toss a garlic bulb or two into the pan at about the 30-minute mark—the result: easy, creamy garlic! Yum. 1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Cut the vegetables into 1⁄2"-wide spears and toss in a roasting pan with olive oil and herbs to coat. Keep the peels on; that’s where the vitamins are.2. Roast for approximately 40 minutes, turning regularly until all sides have turned a golden brown and the fries are cooked straight through. Serves 2–4