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About The Book

A hip, humorous how-to guide for crafty gals discovering a passion for gardening but lacking the know-how to turn their dreams of homegrown tomatoes, herbs, and fresh-cut flowers into a reality.

This is not your grandmother's gardening book. 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 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, Plant, and Grow, You Grow Girl takes readers through the entire gardening experience:
  • Preparing soil
  • Nurturing seedlings
  • Fending off critters?
  • Reaping the bounty
  • Readying plants for winter
  • Preparing for the seasons ahead??

Gayla also includes a wealth of ingenious and creative projects, such as:
  • Transforming your garden's harvest into lush bath and beauty products
  • Converting household junk into canny containers
  • Growing and bagging herbal tea
  • Concocting homemade pest repellents
  • ...and much, much more

Witty, wise, and as practical as it is stylish, You Grow Girl is guaranteed to show you how to get your garden on. All you need is a windowsill and a dream!

About The Author

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.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Touchstone (June 16, 2008)
  • Length: 208 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781439103517

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