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You Grow Girl The Groundbreaking Guide to Gardening

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ISBN-10: 0743270142

ISBN-13: 9780743270144

Edition: 2005

Authors: Gayla Trail

List price: $16.99
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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, 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,…    
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Book details

List price: $16.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Touchstone
Publication date: 3/2/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Gayla Trail created her acclaimed gardening website,, in 2000. A graphic designer, writer, photographer, and gardener, she has contributed to BUST and ReadyMade magazines as a gardening guru. She lives in Toronto.

In the Beginning
Getting Gardening Fever
PlanSpaces 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 BoxGetting Your Fix without Getting Burned
Who to Bring Home
Tag Decoding
Annuals, Biennials, Perennials
Plant Science
PlantSoiled Again
All About pH
Nutrients and Deficiencies
Texture Tests
Making Good Dirt
Making Compost
Mulch: Love it or Leave itContainer 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 BoxGearing Up
A Guide to Can't-Live-Without-Them Tools
Caring for Your Tools
Not Your Grandmother's Gardening ApronPlanting Seeds
Seed-Starting Basics
Suitable Containers
Make a Copper Tag Holder
Hardening Off
Protecting Your BabiesOne, Two, Three, Plant
Ground Planting
Container Planting
Companion Planting
Chalkboard Pots
GrowGood Growing Basics
Growing Organic
Water and Humidity
Simple Irrigation System
Succulent Container
Organic Fertilizers
Become a Plant Whisperer
Rank Tea
Foliar Feeding
Subterranean Worm World
All About Staking
WeedsHere Comes Trouble
Gardening with Insects
Good Bugs, Bad Bugs
Six Pest- Protection Pointers
Send In the Troops
Plants That Eat Meat
Pest Prophylactics
Natural Insect Control Products
Kitchen Concoctions: Pest Repellents
Animal Critters
Cat Garden
Chicken Wire Cloche
What Ails Them: Common Plant Diseases
Organic Disease Remedies
Kitchen Concoctions: Disease RemediesGrowing Food
Container Farming
Pretty Delicious
Potted Tomatoes
Herbal Tea Garden
Easy-Sew Tea bags
BountyCollecting the Booty
Leafy Greens
Fruits and Vegetables
Harvest Tips
Green Tomato Chutney
Eat Less Dirt: Washing Herbs and ProduceUntil Tomorrow
Oily Herb Paste
How to Dry Herbs
Storing Dried HerbsBath & Beauty Plants
Body Food
Peppermint Foot Scrub
Herbal Hair Rinse
Gardener's Healing Hand Salve
Loofah Bath ScrubSeed Harvest
Smackdown: Open Pollinated vs. Hybrids
Seed Harvest How-to
Harvesting Vegetable Seeds
Fermenting Tomato Seeds
Storing Seeds
Putting Them to the Test
Seed PacketsYour Babies Making Babies
Get to Learning
Garden Memory Journal
Make Your Own BookclothAll the Leaves Are Brown&#