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Indoor Gardening for Ultra-Beginners

May 14, 2020

Written by Olivia Oborne

As I settle into my new normal of working from home, I find myself looking for different projects to do around the house. Three weeks ago, I was craving a homemade margherita pizza when it dawned on me: what if I try to grow my own herbs? 

As someone who would classify themselves as an ultra-beginner in gardening, I knew I would be lost if I started without doing some research. 

Countertop Gardens: Easily Grow Kitchen Edibles Indoors for Year-Round Enjoyment

by Shelly Levis

Countertop Gardens (e-book) cover art

This is a great eBook that I found in the RRC Library collection. It explains how to grow different herbs and vegetables in your home! It also has some easy recipes, as well as gorgeous countertop growing devices! So far, I’ve started with basil, and plan to grow mint and rosemary soon! Who knows, I might even try growing potatoes in my house because this book introduced me to cute decorative burlap grow bags. Check them out on page 91. 

For More Experienced Gardeners

For those who are more advanced in the world of gardening, the RRC Library has eBooks for you as well! Below are a few of them. You can find descriptions and links to these eBooks under their cover images.

Want to find more? Try entering gardening keywords in OneSearch (Tip: To limit to e-resources, click the Available online filter on the left side).

Gardening ebooks cover art

101 Organic Gardening Hacks: Eco-Friendly Solutions to Improve any Garden

by Shawna Coronado

Top tips, tricks, and solutions to save time, upcycle items in your garden, and more. 

How to Grow Perennial Vegetables: Low-Maintenance, Low-Impact Vegetable Gardening

by Martin Crawford

Advice for growing and maintaining all kinds of perennials. 

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