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The Rooftop Growing Guide

I have been trying to get a garden together for awhile now. Mainly I have just been lazy and have not done the proper research to see what I can grow in the space that I have. Basically, I need to have a container garden and so that can be a little more limiting. When I saw The Rooftop Growing Guide, I thought….this is going to be perfect for me! I was right!

The Rooftop Growing Guide

Now, don’t let the title of the book fool you. This book is so much more than just rooftop growing. There is an entire section dedicated to container growing as well! Plus it gives you all kinds of tips and information on different types of containers and materials used for them. It talks about all different varieties of plants and where and when they thrive. You also learn about weather planning, pest control, soil choices, layouts for the garden, and the tools you need to be successful.

I would say that this isn’t just a beginners guide and that everyone could learn something from this book. Not to mention that there are gorgeous pictures in it! Yup, it is safe to say that I am ready to give this gardening thing a real try this spring!!!

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I received a copy of The Rooftop Growing Guide from Blogging for Books for my honest review. All opinions are of my own. 

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  • Reply kristen May 3, 2016 at 8:47 am

    oh good, i was gonna say rooftop growing is not for me, but container growing is definitely something i am intrigued by!

  • Reply Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders May 3, 2016 at 10:15 am

    That sounds like a really interesting idea! I love the fact that cities are starting to have more rooftop gardens! It just shows that no matter where you live you can still have some place to grow things!

  • Reply Rebecca Jo May 3, 2016 at 11:06 am

    I love the idea of small container plants & gardening because I’m allergic to grass so when we had a garden, I was an itchy allergic mess. This would work for me so much better

  • Reply SMD @ Life According to Steph May 3, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    I do better in the ground than in containers. But ground space is scarce!

  • Reply Erin LFF May 3, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    If it’s got a section on container growing I should definitely check it out. I am honestly the worst with any type of plant haha, but I have ambitions one day of being able to actually grow something that will thrive!!!

  • Reply Kate @ Green Fashionista May 3, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    The section for container growing would be perfect! I would love to develop more of a green thumb 😀

  • Reply Emily @ My Favorite Day May 3, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    I’ve been mulling the idea of starting a garden of sorts in my soon-t0-be finished sunroom! I might have to give this a go!

  • Reply Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine May 3, 2016 at 6:23 pm

    I just potted 15 containers last Friday after trips to 6 greenhouses!! Want this book!!!

  • Reply May 5, 2016 at 7:36 am

    i am a brand new person to growing things, as in it never works out. i’d love to check this out for some beginner tips.

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