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My daughter and I are finally starting a balcony garden. We live in an urban are and our patio is on the second floor and pretty small. We're lucky to have enough room for a 4x4 greenhouse. I used part of my tax return to invest in the greenhouse and I've been saving seeds for years... I'm really nervous - I'm not so sure if I have a green thumb, but I'm ready for us to start growing some food... any tips for a first-timer?


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How exciting!  I love this time of year, planning and dreaming and fantasizing about the garden!  I can't recommend this book enough:  http://www.amazon.com/Grow-Great-Grub-Organic-Spaces/dp/0307452018/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1365093027&sr=8-1&keywords=grow+good+grub   Big focus on gardening in small spaces, and organic gardening.  Easy to read, written for the beginner gardener although more seasoned gardeners can learn a lot from it too.  

 

She also has this book called You Grow Girl which I love equally-  same sort of thing (making the most of small spaces, limited finances, etc) but includes flowers, decorative plants, etc as well as edibles.  

 

She also has a website and blog at yougrowgirl.com.  Tons of free information on there stored in the archives.  I go there when I have questions about a specific plant or problem.  

 

Hope this helps!  Good luck!

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How exciting!  I love this time of year, planning and dreaming and fantasizing about the garden!  I can't recommend this book enough:  http://www.amazon.com/Grow-Great-Grub-Organic-Spaces/dp/0307452018/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1365093027&sr=8-1&keywords=grow+good+grub   Big focus on gardening in small spaces, and organic gardening.  Easy to read, written for the beginner gardener although more seasoned gardeners can learn a lot from it too.  

 

She also has this book called You Grow Girl which I love equally-  same sort of thing (making the most of small spaces, limited finances, etc) but includes flowers, decorative plants, etc as well as edibles.  

 

She also has a website and blog at yougrowgirl.com.  Tons of free information on there stored in the archives.  I go there when I have questions about a specific plant or problem.  

 

Hope this helps!  Good luck!

THANK YOU!


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