Synopses & Reviews
James Caplin is not a professional gardener, nor is he someone with plenty of time on his hands, but last year he grew enough herbs, fruit, vegetables, and salad greens in his garden to eat something home-grown and totally fresh almost every day. His garden isn¹t a vast vegetable plot, nor a kitchen garden. In fact, it¹s a very small but lush patch of soil in the heart of a city. Urban Eden shows that a garden can be productive as well ornamental, that it can thrive on a window sill, and that edibles need not be exiled to the vegetable patch. Every aspect of urban gardening is addressed, from choosing a design suitable for one's needs to dealing with wildlife. Complete with a plant directory, recipes, and a generous array of color photos, Urban Eden demonstrates just how resourceful the gardener can be.
Demonstrations in how to grow food in an urban garden. The Caplins' first book, "Instant Gardening", sold 32,000 copies. Over 200 colour illus.