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No Yard Needed To Garden

Tuesday, February 2, 2010 17:31 GMT

TORONTO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – These days, you don’t need a yard to grow a garden.

In fact, professional gardener Gayla Trail says it can be done in a teeny city apartment in her book, Grow Great Grub: Organic Food From Small Spaces (Clarkson Potter), out today (Feb. 2).

Trail herself lives in a small Toronto apartment and maintains three gardens despite not having a yard.

She explains, “You have to use your imagination to get around the logistics.”

Trail plants foods on her roof, on the side of her building where there’s some dirt space, and even in her closet using heat lamps.

But “urban gardening” does have its issues.

Trail avoids planting anything she’ll eat anywhere people walk by because “people urinate there very often.”

She also has to set up chicken wire to keep animals from digging up her crops.

However, it’s all worth it when her homegrown salad comes together.