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Eat Your Veggies, and Grow Them Too!

May 23, 2013 | Winona | Comments (0)

Mom always told you to eat your vegetables. Why not grow them too?

It doesn't matter if you are a beginner or if your thumb practically glows green, if you have a lot of garden space or just a little. Learn how to grow your own vegetables and you will enjoy the benefits of eating healthy, locally-grown food (it doesn't get much more local than your own yard, balcony, or windowsill!) and paying less than you would at the grocery store.

Vegetables by James Peterson Vegetable of the Day by Kate McMillan Vegetable Literacy by Deborah Madison Eat Your Vegetables by Joe Yonan

Join us at Albert Campbell District Branch on Saturday May 25 at 2 p.m. to meet a trained horticulturalist from Toronto Master Gardeners. Get expert tips on planting and harvesting your own vegetables, such as how to get the most from your soil, how to avoid problem pests, and how to deal with disease in your garden. Toronto Master Gardeners are always happy to answer your gardening questions so if you have a question, drop-in and ask! For more information about this program, visit the branch or call us at 416-396-8890.

The library has lots of books jam-packed with information and inspiration for growing great veggies in all kinds of places and spaces, at all times of year. Check out this tasty selection: 

Grow Your Own Great Grub

The Speedy Vegetable Garden by Mark Diacono The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener by Niki Jabbour How to Grow Food by Richard Gianfrancesco Grow Great Grub by Gayla Trail 

No Space? No Problem!

A Little Piece of Earth by Maria Finn DominguezSmall is Bountiful by Liz Dobbs Apartment Gardening by Amy Pennington Small Space Gardening for Canada by Laura PetersSmall Plot High Yield Gardening by Sal Gilbertie Any Size, Anywhere Edible Gardening by William Moss Fresh Food from Small Spaces by R.J. Ruppenthal The Vegetable Gardener's Container Bible by Edward Smith  

The Kitchen Garden

The Complete Kitchen Garden by Ellen Ogden The Kitchen Gardener's Handbook by Jennifer Bartley The Moosewood Restaurant Kitchen Garden by David Hirsch Designing the New Kitchen Garden by Jennifer Bartley

Eat Your Yard!

Edible Front Yard by Ivette Soler Edible Landscaping by Rosalind Creasy Edible Landscaping by Senga LindsayEdible Estates by Diana Balmori


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