Sugar Snaps and Strawberries
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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 GardenUser Review - Book Verdict
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
1 GARDEN STYLE
2 ASSESSING YOUR SPACE
3 FINDING SPACE
4 BUILDING YOUR GARDEN
5 PLANNING YOUR GARDEN
6 GETTING DIRTY
7 SOWING AND GROWING