Synopses & Reviews
Imagine savoring fresh-picked strawberries on a weekend morning, plucking plump figs from your mini-orchard to quarter and serve at a farm-to-table meal with friends, or harvesting and sautéing the edible stalks of garlic bulbs. If the size of your space is bringing you back to reality, here's the best part: you don't need a big backyard to grow your own food. In fact, you don't need a yard at all.
Andrea Bellamy, founder of the acclaimed blog Heavy Petal, gives you the dirt on growing gorgeous organic food with very little square footage. Simple, straightforward, design and growing advice can help you transform just a snippet of space into a stylish and edible oasis. Bellamy goes beyond the surface and shows you how to create and maintain healthy soil, decide what and when to plant, sow seeds and harvest, and most importantly, enjoy the process. So go ahead, picture that tiny nook, corner, strip, porch, alley, balcony, or postage-stamp-sized yard overflowing with fingerling potatoes, fragrant herbs, sugar snap peas, French breakfast radishes, and scarlet runner beans.
Armed with luscious photography, encouraging tips, and sophisticated designs, you're sure to be inspired to join the grow-your-own revolution.
"Beautiful, down-to-earth, completely enticing." ReadyMade
"Useful suggestions on the best varieties and planting schedules for nearly year-around growing." SustainableHort.com
"If you're looking for a stylish yet substantial introduction to growing edibles in small spaces, you're in luck: the perfect book has arrived. ... A thoroughly grown-up and sophisticated book." Kate Bryant, Portland Monthly
Bellamy, founder of the acclaimed blog Heavy Petal, gives readers the dirt on growing gorgeous organic food with very little square footage. Simple, straightforward growing advice can help gardeners transform just a snippet of space into a stylish and edible oasis.
About the Author
Andrea Bellamy is a professional writer and the creator of Heavy Petal, an acclaimed blog that focuses on urban, organic vegetable gardening. Heavy Petal has been featured in Sunset and Canadian Gardening and has been profiled on Apartment Therapy and Design Sponge.