Grow Great Grub

Grow Great Grub

Organic Food From Small Spaces

Book - 2010
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Your patio, balcony, rooftop, front stoop, boulevard, windowsill, planter box, or fire escape is a potential fresh food garden waiting to happen. In Grow Great Grub, Gayla Trail, the founder of the leading online gardening community (, shows you how to grow your own delicious, affordable, organic edibles virtually anywhere.                  
Grow Great Grub packs in tips and essential information about:
- Choosing a location and making the most of your soil (even if it’s less than perfect)
- Building a raised bed, compost bin, and self-watering container using recycled materials
- Keeping pests and diseases away from your plants—the toxin-free way
- Growing bountiful crops in pots and selecting the best heirloom varieties
- Cultivating hundreds of plants, from blueberries to Thai basil, to the best tomatoes you’ll ever taste
- Canning, and preserving to make the most of your garden’s generosity
- Green-friendly, cost-saving, growing, and building projects that are smart and stylish
- And much more!
Whether you’re looking to eat on a budget or simply experience the pleasure of picking tonight’s meal from right outside your door, this is the must-have book for small-space gardeners—no backyard required.
GAYLA TRAIL is the creator of the acclaimed top gardening website Her work as a writer and photographer has appeared in publications including The New York Times, Newsweek, Budget Living, and ReadyMade. A resident of Toronto who has grown a garden on her rooftop for more than 10 years, she is the author of You Grow Girl: The Groundbreaking Guide to Gardening.

Baker & Taylor
The urban gardening authority from counsels home gardeners on how to grow one's own food in limited spaces, providing coverage of such topics as container plants, organic pest control and preserving home-grown foods. Original.

& Taylor

Presents advice for home gardeners on how to grow one's own food in limited spaces, providing coverage of such topics as container plants, organic pest control, and preserving home-grown foods.

Publisher: New York : Clarkson Potter, c2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307452016
Branch Call Number: 635.0484 T681g
Characteristics: 208 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm


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May 09, 2015

Grow Great Grub is an excellent introduction to edible gardening highlighting small space/ container gardening. Gayla offers great advice and I still refer to her books and website after so many years of gardening. Her writing is non pretentious and encourages an experimental, stress-free environment. Beautiful photos!

Aug 04, 2014

Easy to follow and the pictures are helpful. You can tell the author put a lot of heart and effort in to this book. I particularly love the recipes spread throughout.

Apr 15, 2013

Awesome easy tips for gardening in small spaces.

Mar 27, 2012

Great book! I recommend it if you're just getting into gardening, and aren't really sure where to start!

Aug 27, 2011

This is an amazing book! Gayla is teaching us how to grow using what most families have access to. No fancy, and very expensive, tools; no gardening experience necessary. Then after the harvest there are recipes!

Thank you SPL for carrying her book! I now own it :)

Trinityfyre Jun 07, 2011

Great info and good ideas for reusing items in your house already for the garden.

Apr 21, 2010

Great instructions - anyone can follow


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Apr 21, 2010

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PimaLib_SeedLibrary Mar 10, 2017

For those organic gardeners who lack proper space for a garden. Author Gayla Trail encourages gardeners to use everyday containers to grow their own food. Fun examples include growing herbs in discarded soup cans, and even growing potatoes in a large trash can or small bucket. Perfect for those readers who have little or no space for a garden.


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