How Does Your Garden Grow?

February 7, 2010

We can’t say about you but we’re ready for spring. It’s been a long, windy, cold winter and we’re enthusiastic that the days are getting longer and soon, yes soon, the temperatures will start to climb. With this in mind, our thoughts turn to the gardens outside and planning for this season’s crops. Many people are turning to growing some of their own food due to the economy and publishers are doing their part to help out with new books geared specifically to the new gardener. We  recently came across Gayla Trail’s book Grow Great Grub: organic food from small spaces (look for it to arrive soon at the Library.)  She has some great ideas about growing vegetables without requiring an acre of land. Long before she wrote Grow Great Grub, Trail was blogging about gardening:

You Grow Girl was launched by Gayla Trail in February 2000 and has grown into a thriving online community that speaks to a new kind of gardener, seeking to redefine the modern world relationship to plants. This contemporary, laid-back approach to gardening places equal importance on environmentalism, style, affordability, art, and humour.”

We learned some new gardening tricks and tips from her blog and we have high expectations from her book. In the same vein, San Francisco gardening guru, Maria Finn also has a blog– and a new book out. Her book,  A Little Piece of Earth: How to Grow Food in Small Places is perfect for the gardening novice or the old hand–and it looks great on a table top as well.