It’s hard to believe but it is already time to be thinking of starting your kitchen garden. What you say? You have never had a garden before but are intrigued by the ease and environmental pluses of having your own small household garden? Look no further than Starter Vegetable Gardens.
Most garden books are intimidating with their talk of soil PH and bug controls. This book opens up the world of gardening to the laziest gardener. From picking seedlings at the local home center (or big box store) to using bags of soil as the planters, this book starts with the least amount of work possible. However, the author anticipates that you will soon have the gardening bug and scales up slowly each year until you are running a small family food factory in your yard by year 4, if you want. It is all very unintimidating.
While starting a first garden is the largest hurdle addressed here, all the other basics are also touched on in later chapters. In addition, there is a large selection of suggested plant varieties, based on your region’s weather, listed at the end of the book.
Starter Vegetable Gardens could be the answer to eating as close to farm to plate as possible. It could also save you some money, provide you with healthier food, and be fun all in one. I’m starting my own first food garden next month. Wish me luck! 4 stars for this easily accessibly gardening handbook!
Thanks to Storey Publishing and NetGalley for a digital review copy of the book.