Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Together Outdoors Tuesday ~ Easy Garden Projects

Rain seems to enjoy falling most of all on Tuesdays, making it rather difficult to be "together outdoors."  But we are on the cusps of prime gardening season, and if you haven't already, now is a great time to dream, plot, and prepare.

I was given the book Easy Garden Projects to Make, Build, and Grow: 200 Do-It-Yourself Ideas to Help You Grow Your Best Garden Ever a few years ago.  I absolutely love it.  It has something for everyone, whether you're a first-time gardener, gardening with children, or an advanced, looking-for-inspiration one.  It provides quick, easy-to-follow how to's for things like: different methods of composting, making candle holders out of gourds, building raised beds, fences, trellises...  Trust me.  The know-how level for this book is not "general contractor."  If I feel like I can build these things, that's saying a lot.  I'm easily intimidated when it comes to constructing anything that involves a hammer and nails and such.  This book makes me feel capable.

6-year-old wants our next garden project to be "growing no-work tomatoes" found on pages 18-19.  No work?  I'm down with that.

It's definitely a book I'm happy to own, not borrow, but you might want to check it out on your next trip to the library to see if you feel the same way.

Be inspired.  Be encouraged.  Be a gardener.  It's holistic, nourishing fun for the whole family.  Enjoy!

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