Monday, July 26, 2010

Veggie Vibe, Part 2: Books to Help Cultivate Little Green Thumbs

Blue Potatoes, Orange Tomatoes by Rosalind Creasy.
Wait a second- aren’t potatoes brown and tomatoes red? Not if you’re planting a rainbow garden. Creasy’s gardening guide in picture book format offers step-by-step instructions for planting heirloom and little-know variety of produce. From ordering seeds to soil preparations to weeding and harvesting, Creasy provides easy to follow advice for gardeners of any age. With bright illustrations, clever descriptions, and simple recipes, this book will inspire readers to grow a whole rainbow of unique fruits and veggies.

Kids’ Container Gardening, Year-Round Projects for Inside and Out, Cindy Kretzel.
Are your children gung-ho to test their green thumbs, but you don’t have the space, time, know-how, or patience for a huge garden? This book provides clever ideas for “contained” garden projects. From butterfly gardens, to father’s day fountains, to Venus flytrap hothouses, readers will find a garden to grow for every season of the year.

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