Sugar Snaps and Strawberries

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Timber Press, Jan 1, 2010 - Gardening - 221 pages
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 saut ing 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.


 

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User Review  - karinnekarinne - LibraryThing

Sugar Snaps and Strawberries was initially a library loan on my Kindle, but I liked it so much that I bought a hard copy; it's the sort of book that works better on paper than as an ebook, anyway ... Read full review

Sugar Snaps and Strawberries: Simple Solutions for Creating Your Own Small-Space Edible Garden

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Bellamy, creator of the blog Heavy Petal (heavypetal.ca), is a specialist on urban organic vegetable gardening who saw the need for a complete resource to enable people with limited outdoor nooks ... Read full review

Contents

PREFACE
6
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
9
1 GARDEN STYLE
10
2 ASSESSING YOUR SPACE
22
3 FINDING SPACE
36
4 BUILDING YOUR GARDEN
48
5 PLANNING YOUR GARDEN
64
6 GETTING DIRTY
82
8 KEEPING PLANTS HEALTHY
114
9 MAKING THE MOST OF LIMITED SPACE
140
10 HARVESTING AND PREPARING FOR NEXT YEAR
150
EDIBLES FROM A TO Z
162
GLOSSARY
212
BIBLIOGRAPHY
214
INDEX
216
Copyright

7 SOWING AND GROWING
102

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Andrea Bellamy is the creator of Heavy Petal, a blog devoted to urban organic gardening. She has a certificate in garden design from the University of British Columbia and studied permaculture methods for food production at an urban microfarm. She has been gardening since childhood and has grown food on rooftops, balconies, boulevards, and patios, and in community garden beds, window boxes, traffic circles, frontyards, and backyards. She is the Grow Food columnist for Edible Vancouver magazine, and her writing has appeared in a number of online and print publications. She lives in Vancouver, Canada, with her husband and daughter.

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