The Nitty-gritty Gardening Book

The Nitty-gritty Gardening Book

Fun Projects for All Seasons

Book - 2015
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Grow your own fruits, vegetables, and flowers! Become a gardener in any season with these fun and easy projects. You don't even need a garden space--many of these activities can be done by planting in containers to set on a porch or a patio or even in a window. Try your hand at growing potatoes and strawberries. Plant bright flowers that attract butterflies, birds, and bees. Learn how to get daffodils to bloom in the winter! You can even make your own compost. Colorful photographs and simple step-by-step drawings make each project easy to follow for gardening success. Ready to get your hands dirty and your garden growing?

Publisher: Minneapolis, MN : Millbrook Press, [2015]
ISBN: 9781467726474
Branch Call Number: J 635.04
Characteristics: 48 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Larson, Jennifer S. 1967-- Photographer


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Living in a city means that sometimes we don't have big yards or lots of green space to call our own. That's why this book is so great! It includes plenty of gardening projects that require nothing more than a windowsill.

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Jun 03, 2019

Good introductory book for kids (and their caregivers!) who want to learn more about gardening and easy projects. One minor ding: the quick and easy birdbath is located about a foot off the ground, ready striking distance for cats. Otherwise, enjoyable and creative.

PimaLib_SheilaB Mar 26, 2018

This is deliberate fun for the child who decides he wants to learn how to garden. An attractive and slim book with large and small colorful pictures, it will capture your child's imagination with seasonal projects, such as how to make a sun map, a newspaper pot, and what to feed worms. Yet, it advises checking with parents at appropriate times.

This book is a great project discovery for a school class, a family, or an individual!

Feb 03, 2017

Decent portions of science and hands-in-the-dirt learning, this book offers several good starting projects for the new gardener.

Good for 8-12 who have a designated place in the garden to explore the plant life cycle with minimal supervision.


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