Why Gardening Books Won’t Help You to Start Your Garden (And How to Get Started)

Posted on Jun 13 2012 - 1:54am by Mike Lieberman

Let me know if this story sounds familiar to you…

You became interested in growing your own food because you want to know where your food is coming from.

You wanted to learn more, so you got a stack of books to read and spent hours researching on the internet.

All you have to show now is a headache and feel completely overwhelmed. You don’t feel any closer to starting your garden than before all the research.

I know it does because you have told me this. There is a better solution.

I know this feeling too..

…because that’s exactly where I was a few years ago when I first became interested in growing my own food.

I knew that I wanted to grow some of my own food and wasn’t sure how to even get started. After going to the library, I came home with a stack of books.

I couldn’t make it more than 10-pages in any of them. They were horribly
b-o-r-i-n-g. There was nothing that spoke to me and what I was looking for.

There are no gardening books for those that don’t want to be professional gardeners.

There are no gardening books for those that don’t want to be professional gardeners. — Tweet This

No gardening books for those that don’t want to create an “award-winning container garden.”

There was nothing for the person who wants to have a container or two and not dedicate their life to it.

Nearly all the books are geared towards those that have experience and lots of space and time.

Why this site was created

That is the main reason that Urban Organic Gardener was started. It was to give you simple, practical and actionable advice to start your garden.

Speaking of which, here are some posts to help you get started:

  • How many plants per container. When planning and planting your container garden, it’s important to know how much of each plant you can fit in each container.

Those are some simple and easy to follow tips.

Your turn

Click one of the share buttons to share with your friends and family, then I’d love to know your thoughts in the comments below.

P.S. If you want me to walk you through the step-by-step process of getting your garden started, sign-up to learn more about my online training course, Fall Gardening 101, to help you get your fall garden started.

Image courtesy of Annie Mole on Flickr.