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How to Garden Indoors & Grow Your Own Food Year Round

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This book is INTENSE. I think it is geared toward a more dedicated gardener than I am. I am more of the “maybe-I-could-try-a-tomato-plant” kind of gardener, without a lot of investment. When the author started writing about floors and walls, I backed out of that section. The author is very knowledgeable and experienced. I am not. 

For a person looking to really invest time (and money, presumably), this book would be a fantastic reference. I can’t think of anything that the author didn’t include- it’s a full digest of hydroponics and container gardening for inside.
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I received a complimentary copy from the publisher and all opinions expressed are entirely my own.

I am looking to get into gardening and feel like I now can begin my garden .Reading this helped me decide that indoor gardening really is something  I have an interest in. I absolutely love the book
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I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. (via Netgalley)

Informative read covering a variety of topics.
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I've been contemplating starting an indoor garden, so finding this book was perfect for me to read right now. Reading this helped me decide that indoor gardening really isn't right for me, but there's still lots of valuable information about gardening in this book.
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This is a great book, full of valuable information. My family and I are currently creating our own edible goods garden and this book is full of well explained methods as well as pictures and others people testimonies. 
Cover: good title with colorful pictures that attracts the public
Information: Full of useful information, including testimonies; methods of planting and keep a healthy life with healthy home grown food.
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This gardening book has five different sections going over different ways to grow food inside.  She goes through different techniques like container, vertical and hydroponics gardening. The book starts off with some different indoor garden setups from around the world.  It then moves onto how to set up your home to get started.  She offers several different budget options from basic budget up to some small hydroponic systems.

She discusses the needs of plants light, air and nutrients and offers examples on how to improve them.  There is a check list to determine what plants you want to grow. 
Included in this book is a chart of plants that you can grow and the best way to grow them. Some examples of planters and how to make self-watering planter.
Overall this is a good book to add to your gardening library if you are looking for some options to help grow some food year round.

Thank you Netgalley for an ARC of this book to provide an unbiased review.
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<b>I'm actually applying, even as I write this, some of the advice and instructions in this well written and illustrated manual!</b>

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Detailed explanations and step by step instructions will guide newbie (and not so newbie) container gardeners on how to grow your own plant based food - indoors.  This book is an obvious  "must-have" on your reference book shelf.   (Note:  because of copyright restrictions, the  images used here were culled from the internet and are not from this book.)

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 During COVID lockdown, many of us tried to grow our own food.  I had a few spectacular failures, but some of my herbs (tarragon is pretty hard to kill, thank goodness!) have survived.  Alas, my mint plants are a no show this year.  

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Do yourself a favour and add this book  to your growing collection.  If we experience  any more lockdowns in the future, at least this very excellent, detailed and well written  handbook makes for enjoyable reading, even if you never do get around to planning an elaborate indoor vegetable or herb patch - as I still contemplate doing at some point!

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Happy Gardening!

My thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley for an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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I want to thank Netgalley and the author for gifting me the ebook. I love this book! It is great for small places/apartment living.
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This is very informative book, but it wasn’t for me. I want to start an indoor garden, but I am not sure if it’s for me. This book seems to be geared towards someone who is determined and serious about indoor garden and not someone like me who is still unsure and “searching/trying out” this new activity
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This book has so much useful information! Wow! My first thumbs-up for it was the info about how indoor plants don't actually clean the air, which is a commonly-held myth. Bravo to the author for giving a great explanation about that! 
This isn't a book to sit down and read the whole thing of, but rather to browse and use for reference. Yes, some should be read all at once and before beginning an indoor planting journey, but it's something to have on hand for reminders and in-depth review over the years. What a great reference book it is, and I'm so glad to have been able to read it!
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I really enjoyed this book.  I feel like many gardening books expect people to already know several basic techniques for growing, but this book is extremely specific.  There are recipes for creating potting soil, the difference between different soils, what grows well together, how much light certain plants need, etc.  It's an extremely helpful book.
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I received this ARC in exchange for my honest review. 

I have been wanting to start a garden but starting an entire outdoor plot so this is a great first step. Full of lots of helpful info!
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This is a very in-depth book with a great deal of information to guide someone on in door gardening, it’s great for growing charts and instructions on management and pest and disease control. 

Thank you to NetGalley for a copy for early review.
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How to Garden Indoors & Grow Your Own Food Year Round by Kim Roman is loaded with information. Useful information for growing your own food indoors.

As a person who grows a lot of food, I was disappointed that the author did not talk about organic growing. Kim Roman was using synthetic fertilizers and also using a lot of plastic so for that reason I won't be using it with my students but for those that don't care about those two issues. As an apartment dweller this book is made for you. If you care about pure organic growing of food which is one of the benefits of growing just mend to organic OMRI certified products. Kim gives recipes for homemade growing media and great information on the supplies to grow indoors.

Kim is great at giving one confidence to tackle growing indoors and that is a useful skill for people to have. Kim covers from hydroponic gardening to vertical gardening, this book tackles it all.

I want to thank NetGalley and the publisher, Creative Homeowner for the opportunity to read and review How to Garden Indoors & Grow Your Own Food Year Round by Kim Roman.
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How to Garden Indoors & Grow Your Own Food Year Round by Kim Roman is a very comprehensive guide to the options for growing indoors. Full instructions and color photos are included to show the reader step-by-step. Great book to have on hand for beginners and those looking to increase their indoor growing.
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This book was good for beginners to gardening. I felt like it was very general and wish it was more about indoor gardening. I loved the photos and felt they do a great job of showing the different plants. I enjoyed it.
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As the weather gets warmer, the sun shinier and the land more fruitful, it’s the perfect time to start your own little veggie/herb garden. And at the comfort of your home (indoors) with material already available, thanks to this amazing guide by Kim Roman! Not only it is full of great information and tips, it also shows us that one does not need to have a green thumb to garden after all.
“How to Garden Indoors & Grow Your Own Food Year Round” is a helpful and easy to follow guide for all those who wants to start a small garden. Yes, you can start gardening even if you don’t have access to an outdoor land. In fact, I’ve been doing just that for the past 2 years ever since the pandemic began. Now I actually have access to a small outdoor land too and this book helped me plan for that garden too even though it doesn’t have such a promise. 
At the very beginning, there was a gallery of homegrown vegetables and ecological indoor gardens composed of photos compiled from all around the world with little tips and insights from different people. Other than that, the book consists of 5 parts: in “Getting Started”,  Kim Roman shares some insight on what it’s like to have a small growing area, why you should take the initiative to start growing your own food as much as you can, the motivations behind having an indoors garden and how to prepare a proper indoors culture site. In the second part, she talks about all the basic needs of a plant: light, air, soil, water, nutrients and warmth. All while providing proper sources and tips to create these conditions indoors. In part 3, we’re introduced to multiple indoor growing methods like container gardening, hydroponics and vertical gardening on walls as well as micro greens and baby greens. When we think of gardening inside, containers are the first to come to mind naturally so it was very fulfilling to learn about other methods that previously seemed almost impossible to follow on a budget. In part 4 “What to Grow” (which was also my favorite section, she talks about the ways to plan a garden and how to decide what to grow based on your needs and materials/conditions available. This chapter was my favorite since it contained many useful charts and plant profiles. Even if I had been gardening for 2 years now, I suck at planning and can’t properly calculate when to start seedlings or how often to sow seeds to have a constant source of that specific vegetable. Thus this part was specifically enlightening for me. Empty versions of the charts and tables were also included so that you can obtain many copies later on if you want to. In the final chapter, Kim Roman informs us by giving final tips as well as talking about possible problems we might have to endure such as pests and diseases when growing our own vegetables. 
Before finishing off this weeks review, I would like to add that I loved the fact that this book was quite budget-friendly and included different options for different seasons, climates and most importantly different homes. This one was a 5/5 for me, especially since this guide came to my attention when I needed it the most. You can prefer “How to Garden Indoors & Grow Your Own Food Year Round” by Kim Roman if you want to start growing your own vegetables this spring or gift it to someone who would make an excellent use of it (yes, I am talking about that gardener friend we all have). And as that “gardener friend” of my own friend group and family, I would’ve LOVED it if this book was gifted to me.
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BOOK REVIEW:  How to Garden Indoors & Grow Your Own Food Year Round by Kim Roman
2022 Publication Date:  March 15


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Sub-Genre:  Indoor Gardening  

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♡ Thank you to NetGalley for this ARC. I voluntarily chose to review it and the opinions contained within are my own.
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I am fortunate to live in an area where we can grow food outdoors year-round…but for those in locations where there is actual winter, or those who just like the idea of growing food indoors,How to Garden Indoors & Grow Your Own Food Year Round by Kim Roman is a great book. There are four techniques covered in depth: container, hydroponic, vertical, and sprouts/microgreens.

In addition to discussing growing your own herbs, sprouts, or micro greens, larger crops (think tomatoes and cucumbers) are also covered.  Tips on lighting, water, nutrients, hydroponics, plants, soil and also some thing that hadn’t occurred to me, but essential for apartment dwellers, topics such as the need to consider the weight of the “garden” in relation to the walls and floors of the building! 

There is an incredible amount of detail, and nice photos. For those (like me) who tend to jump on an idea and get all manic, then burn out, Ms. Roman suggests starting small. Variables which as types of light and plant placement (what to grow where) are covered, plus there are some great photos! Great for the gardener who wants or needs to do their growing indoors. Five stars, and thanks to Fox Chapel Publishing and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for this honest review.
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I got excited about this book as I love to garden, however, I am in a growing zone that only allows a limited outdoor growing season.  I had high hopes of learning more about indoor gardening in for this book did not provide me with any solutions, except the know  that I will not be doing any indoor gardening soon.  
For many this book would be beneficial if they are truly serious and are able to put the time money and effort in to it. The book does explain very clearly different methods of indoor gardening along with quite a bit of detail on how to go about setting up indoor gardens.  The author also provides many of the pitfalls which is what caused me to pump the breaks.  
I feel as if the book, in all its technical details, was more off-putting to the downfalls as to what can and will go wrong, even with expensive indoor gardening set ups that can be purchased.
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