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Groundbreaking Food Gardens: 73 Plans That Will Change the Way You Grow Your Garden

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Publisher Comments:

Vegetable gardens can be designed for flavor AND fun! Niki Jabbour, author of the best-selling The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener, has collected 73 plans for novel and inspiring food gardens from her favorite superstar gardeners, including Amy Stewart, Amanda Thomsen, Barbara Pleasant, Dave DeWitt, and Jessi Bloom. You'll find a garden that provides salad greens 52 weeks a year, another that supplies your favorite cocktail ingredients, one that you plant on a balcony, one that encourages pollinators, one that grows 24 kinds of chile peppers, and dozens more. Each plan is fully illustrated and includes a profile of the contributor, the story behind the design, and a plant list.

Review:

"Although not as pioneering as the title implies, this collection provides plenty of food for thought, and hopefully for the table too. Jabbour (The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener) has engaged an impressive array of master gardeners; prize-winning bloggers; prominent authors and media personalities; and gardening advisors and experimenters to offer a tasting menu of garden plans suitable for the palate of just about anyone. The designs range from novelty and theme gardens such as Amanda Thomsen's weiner-shaped Chicago Hot Dog Garden — featuring Windy City condiments: tomatoes, onions, hot peppers, dill, mustard, celery, and poppy seeds — to functional plans for attracting wildlife or beneficial insects. Historical plots include LaManda Joy's Vintage Victory and Stephen Westcott-Gratton's Elizabethan Gardens while other plans focus on practical considerations: using rooftop space, featuring shade-tolerant vegetables, or minimizing water. Microlivestock — chickens, bees, and soil microbes — make their appearances too. Instruction are minimal, which is adequate for the more straightforward plans, but readers attempting complex gardening concepts such as Mac Mead's Biodynamic Farm may need to consult more detailed sources. Although gardeners' locations are included in their bios, regional and hardiness zone information is missing from the plans themselves, which is likely to annoy experienced gardeners and may lead some novices astray." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

Niki Jabbour set out to discover how and why popular gardeners are growing vegetables, fruits, mushrooms, grains, and herbs. The enthusiastic answers and innovative garden plans she received are as rich and varied as the plants being grown.

Synopsis:

Niki Jabbour set out to discover how and why popular gardeners are growing vegetables, fruits, mushrooms, grains, and herbs. The enthusiastic answers and innovative garden plans she received are as rich and varied as the plants being grown.

About the Author

Niki Jabbour is a food gardener and garden writer who lives near Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her articles have appeared in Canadian Gardening, Garden Making, Gardens East, The Heirloom Gardener, and other publications. She is the host of The Weekend Gardener,

Table of Contents

Introduction


About the Contributors


Urban Farmscape - Patti Marie Travioli

Culinary Herbs for Beginners - Susan Appleget Hurst

Pollinator-Friendly Raised Bed - Paul Zammit

Beautiful Balcony Edibles - Andrea Bellamy

Southern-Style Backyard Farm - Carolyn Binder

Edibles on a Patio - Donna Balzer

American Potager - Jennifer R. Bartley

Eggs & Everything - Jessi Bloom

Fig-Pig Patio - Steven Biggs

Critter Control - Karen Chapman

Eat Your Yard - Nan K. Chase

Partially Shaded Vegetables - Marjorie Harris

Sidebar: Windy City Harvest

Product Details

ISBN:
9781612120614
Author:
Jabbour, Niki
Publisher:
Storey Publishing
Subject:
Gardening-Garden Structure
Subject:
Vegetables
Subject:
GARDENING / Garden Design
Subject:
GARDENING / Herbs
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20140331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
10 x 8 in

Related Subjects

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Home and Garden » Gardening » Garden Structure
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Home and Garden » Gardening » Herbs
Home and Garden » Gardening » Herbs and Spices
Home and Garden » Gardening » Landscape and Design
Home and Garden » Gardening » Vegetable

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Product details 272 pages Storey Publishing - English 9781612120614 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Although not as pioneering as the title implies, this collection provides plenty of food for thought, and hopefully for the table too. Jabbour (The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener) has engaged an impressive array of master gardeners; prize-winning bloggers; prominent authors and media personalities; and gardening advisors and experimenters to offer a tasting menu of garden plans suitable for the palate of just about anyone. The designs range from novelty and theme gardens such as Amanda Thomsen's weiner-shaped Chicago Hot Dog Garden — featuring Windy City condiments: tomatoes, onions, hot peppers, dill, mustard, celery, and poppy seeds — to functional plans for attracting wildlife or beneficial insects. Historical plots include LaManda Joy's Vintage Victory and Stephen Westcott-Gratton's Elizabethan Gardens while other plans focus on practical considerations: using rooftop space, featuring shade-tolerant vegetables, or minimizing water. Microlivestock — chickens, bees, and soil microbes — make their appearances too. Instruction are minimal, which is adequate for the more straightforward plans, but readers attempting complex gardening concepts such as Mac Mead's Biodynamic Farm may need to consult more detailed sources. Although gardeners' locations are included in their bios, regional and hardiness zone information is missing from the plans themselves, which is likely to annoy experienced gardeners and may lead some novices astray." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,

Niki Jabbour set out to discover how and why popular gardeners are growing vegetables, fruits, mushrooms, grains, and herbs. The enthusiastic answers and innovative garden plans she received are as rich and varied as the plants being grown.

"Synopsis" by , Niki Jabbour set out to discover how and why popular gardeners are growing vegetables, fruits, mushrooms, grains, and herbs. The enthusiastic answers and innovative garden plans she received are as rich and varied as the plants being grown.
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