Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Spring into Gardening with DK Canada and save 30% on awesome books to help your garden grow.

Grow your garden with DK Canada's Spring into Gardening Boutique!

I'm so excited for spring and even more exited to get gardening. I must admit though that I'm far from being a gardening expert. Wish I still had my grandpa around. He was a pro! Last year the girls and I tried to start some flowers and veggies from seed. We get some sprouts going but in the end it was a colossal failure and we killed everything. So if we are going to get anywhere with our garden this year we definitely need some help.

We live in a townhome with limited space for gardening. We have a nice little flower bed in the front but I would really love to have a vegetable garden. It would be awesome to grow my own cucumbers, tomatoes, lettuce, peppers, etc. But a vegetable garden would likely take up half of my backyard. There is also the issue with having dogs. When the weather is nice they spend most of the day in the yard. I don't need them running through and digging up my veggies. So now what do I do? I need help with the basics of gardening but also need a solution to my space issue. 

I was very excited to receive 2 books to review from DK Canada's Spring into Gardening Boutique. They may very well solve my problems. Kitchen Gardening for Beginners and Grow Vegetables in Pots are just what I need to help me with our gardening endeavours. 

Kitchen Gardening for Beginners takes you though 10 steps to preparing your vegetable garden plot. The first half of the book covers basics such as preparing the soil, protecting your crops, feeding and mulching, watering and weeding, sowing and planting. The second half provides more detailed instruction on growing and storing a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. I love the specifics that they give on when to plant, where to plant, how far apart, routine care as the plant grows and more. It really offers all the info you need to succeed. 

Grow Vegetables in Pots really helps with my space issues and keeping the dogs out. It offers a wide variety of options to help you grow homegrown produce in pots. I love the idea on page 154 to plant strawberries in a hanging basket. Keeps the animals out and is absolutely gorgeous. Page 122 also offers instruction on planting an herb basket that can also be hung out of reach. There's even instructions on growing your own potatoes in a trash can! Can you imagine? There are so many great ideas I don't know where to start. 

I'm even more excited about my garden this year. What are your plans for your garden? Regardless of whether you are a novice or a pro, I'm sure there is a book for you. The 30% savings are for a limited time only. So make sure to check it out.

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**Disclosure: The books mentioned above have been given free of charge from DK Canada in order to facilitate this review. The opinions expressed in this post are those of Homeschooling Mom 4 Two and have not been influenced in any other way.

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