When I was a child, my family didn’t have a garden; several failed and tearful attempts at forcing petunias to grow, and my mother swore off gardening forever.
But, I’ve recently become a new homeowner and I can’t wait to get growing! I have a 93 square foot, west-facing deck. Let the games begin!
Now, I don’t know anything about gardening, so where do you suppose I looked for information and instruction? The Calgary Public Library, of course! We have an enormous collection of gardening books. Whether you’re growing indoors or out, herbs, shrubs or flowers, it’s all here!
After perusing for a few weeks, I found the perfect book for me: Tomatoes, garlic, basil: the simple pleasures of growing and cooking your garden's most versatile vegetables, by Doug Oster.
Check out your local library branch for more information about herb gardens, composting, landscaping, local plants and trees, and more!