Edible Garden

Bloom Gardener's Guide: Feed the ground, sow seed, care for the crops, gather, pick and feast

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Pub Date Apr 02 2024 | Archive Date Mar 28 2024

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A beautiful, stylish and comprehensive handbook from the Bloom Gardener's Guides series, covering everything you need to know to grow your own food.

Growing your own food is a way to feed your body as well as your soul. Approached in a sustainable way, it can also nurture the land and provide for wildlife. You don’t need an enormous garden, an allotment or a fancy greenhouse to do it. Edible Garden is as much about planting food in your garden borders and sowing crops in pots, as it is about raised beds or kitchen gardens. It’s packed with professional advice, a selection of the best edible plants to grow and tips on getting the most from your space.

Written by Vicky Chown, a professional forager who teaches urban food growing, it includes a selection of the best edible plants to grow, including:

  • Fava beans
  • Tomatoes
  • Peppers
  • Peas
  • Basil
  • Carrots
  • Eggplants

Discover how best to feed, fertilize and fend off pests, to grow the healthiest and tastiest produce possible. There are also plenty of tips on getting the most from your space – you can do just as well with raised beds, kitchen gardens, and crops in pots. It’s perfect for both those with large green gardens, as well as city-dwellers with balconies, allotments and courtyards. Learn how to grow a wide variety of edible plants, anywhere you like!

This title is from the Bloom Gardener’s Guide series, complete and comprehensive gardening handbooks. Bloom is an award-winning independent print magazine for gardeners, plant admirers, nature lovers and outdoor adventurers, and winner of the Garden Publication of the Year at the Garden Media Awards 2021. Other titles in this series include Cut Flowers, Shade and Pots.
A beautiful, stylish and comprehensive handbook from the Bloom Gardener's Guides series, covering everything you need to know to grow your own food.

Growing your own food is a way to feed your...

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This is an encyclopedia of gardening, from creating your own area to putting pots on a porch or windowsill - this is your book!
You will be shown how to make your own compost, from the kitchen area or in three different containers according to stages and ripeness.
There are directions on how to grow herbs and vegetables in pots, how to start your seeds or seedlings, and how to take care of them as they mature.
You will learn how to fend off insect and animal pests, and which insects are beneficial to your garden.
You will learn what a micro green is, and how to grow and harvest them.
Learn how to plant and harvest your crops and how to rotate them so you do not get the same insects or every year.

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I have always appreciated and enjoyed all the Bloom productions because they are so great for beginners and they are basic with such a beautiful natural vibe. Edible Garden is a dynamic introduction to growing edible plants. Throughout the photos, you don't see much plastic use in gardening which is wonderful and their pest remedy page is so user-friendly with such a fantastic steward to our environment suggestions.

Bloom the magazine has great photos and this book doesn't disappoint in the photo category neither does the text by Vicky Chown. Again such a wonderful vibe and such helpful information for the beginner gardener.

I would like to thank NetGalley and the publisher Bloom by Quarto Publishing for the opportunity to read and review Edible Garden by Vicky Chown.

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