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This year marks a milestone for my husband and me – it’s the first year we’ve tried our hand at gardening. Oh sure, we have indoor plants, or I guess it’s a plant since the rest died last year in our apartment that had next to no light coming in, but we’ve never actually gardened before.
We’ve decided this year isn’t one we should experiment too much with and have instead planted two little Wildflower gardens on each side of the deck – saving the bees and beautifying the yard at the same time.
The kids are enjoying the little bit extra family time and we’re all learning a lot; my husband taught the kid why we need bees and my husband learned when you dig a grid and plant a grid, the flowers are going to grow in a grid.
Thanks to DK Canada we’re going to learn a whole lot more.
This Spring we were lucky enough to grab some titles from DK Canada that will not only prepare us for next year but by the time we’re done with these three titles, we’ll be gardening pros. Our front yard will be beautiful and we’ll be able to eat what we grow in the backyard, even if it’s a small space.
“Aimed at both urban and suburban gardeners with small plots, who want to be part of the grow-your-own phenomenon, Small Plot, Big Harvest celebrates what the vast majority of people have – a little bit of patio or garden that is precious to them.
With at-a-glance crop planners, step-by-step gardening techniques – such as preparing soil, sowing, planting, watering, feeding, and growing under cover – and instructions and charts showing when to sow and when to harvest, Small Plot, Big Harvest brings foolproof vegetable growing for gardeners with little space.”
“Perfect for both new and more experienced gardeners, this bestselling all-in one guide has been expanded with a new section on native Canadian plants as well as an updated selection of plants specific to the needs of Canadian gardeners. Featuring an inspiring catalogue of plants, this helpful manual is filled with practical techniques, inspirational ideas, and problem-solving advice designed to help bring year-round colour and interest to any garden.
“Grow a beautiful small garden from nothing more than a window box. This book is planted full of small garden ideas that will inspire you to make creative use of every growing space in your home – and find some you never knew existed. Drawing on inexpensive upcycling ideas and homemade style, the step-by-step projects in this book use simple craft skills and easy growing techniques to make the most of your hanging baskets, balcony garden, patio, roof garden or vertical garden.”
Enter to win…
DK Canada wants to help ONE lucky CANADIAN reader achieve the garden of their dreams by giving them the chance to WIN a copy of SMALL PLOT BIG HARVEST & CANADIAN GARDENER’S GUIDE. Must be 18+ to enter – ends 6/15.
Disclosure: Thank you DK Canada for sending us these books to share with our readers & to help us learn how we can have beautiful and delicious gardens.