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Incredible Edibles: 43 Fun Things to Grow in the Cityby Sonia Day
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Turn an urban yard or balcony into your personal vegetable farm.
Vegetable gardening is back Concern about the environment and the desire to eat food unpolluted by chemicals, to buy local and to be thrifty are some of the reasons. Urbanites who have never grown a thing are now eager to try to cultivate vegetables, herbs and fruit in back and front yards, on rooftops and on balconies — in any suitable space they can find.
Incredible Edibles is for anyone who's thinking: I'd love to try growing some herbs and vegetables. But is it too difficult? Do I have the space? Or the time? Sonia Day focuses on edible plants that can be easily grown in a city setting, many of which are seldom featured in gardening books. Her clear, concise advice is perfect for those who don't have the time to wade through a gardening encyclopedia or to learn by trial and error.
Incredible Edibles: Provides clear, step-by-step instructions on how to start and maintain an organic edible garden
Profiles 43 specially selected hassle-free plants
Offers simple and tasty recipes
Recommends the best varieties for small spaces and suggests alternatives
Lists readily available sources for seeds and seedlings
Includes practical tips and personal anecdotes from Day's own gardening experiences
Incredible Edibles is lavishly illustrated with color photographs taken expressly for this book. It will give urban gardeners everywhere the knowledge and confidence to grow and enjoy fresh vegetables, herbs and fruit.
"Just because you live in an apartment doesn't you can't enjoy homegrown herbs and vegetables; accordingly, urban gardener Day (The Urban Gardener) gives city-dwellers tips on 43 edible plants that can be grown in backyard gardens as well as on rooftops, balconies and patios. Using an eye-catching layout, Day patiently and enthusiastically guides gardeners of all experience levels through the ins and outs of raising everything from exotic asparagus peas to zucchini, offering general tips on choosing the right containers, keeping harmful critters at bay, and bringing your bounty in for the winter. Though slim, each entry is packed with information and photos, including all the particulars (when, where and how to plant, common problems, how much to grow) as well as considerate looks at worthwhile alternatives (fast-growing Thumbelina carrots, Mojito Mint) and those to avoid (Brandywine tomatoes, for instance, are particularly prone to disease, and shouldn't be planted in areas with high humidity). Though recipes are scattered throughout, this is first and foremost a gardening book; still, gourmands and green thumbs alike should appreciate this guide to space-restricted gardening." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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