Spring into fresh produce this season. Whether you have a big backyard garden or are exploring the thrills of urban gardening in cramped quarters, these gardening books will help your home look more vibrant. And, of course, you'll be able to feed your soul with lush vegetables, fruits, and herbs.
Here is a round-up of the best books for aspiring and veteran green thumbs.
Featuring 28 innovative step-by-step projects, Indoor Edible Garden is a highly visual guide full of practical tips and stylish ideas for how to create edible indoor gardens using whatever space you have available—from balconies and windowsills to countertops, walls, and even ceilings. Inspiring from the start, this book shows off its lush garden projects through beautiful design and full-color photographs.
Taking inspiration from John Seymour's 1970s, bestselling, classic, The Complete Book of Self-Sufficiency, DK's new category killer has been created completely from scratch—with totally new commissioned photography and artworks, and drawing on the authors' own experiences and expertise of the latest technologies. Self Sufficiency for the 21st Century tells what it's really like to aim for self-sufficiency in the 21st century, and brings the subject up to date by laying an emphasis on ways to live a more sustainable life that everyone can access, whether living in the city, the suburbs, or the country.
Want to grow your own vegetables and food, but don't have enough space for a garden? Don't let lack of space get in the way of growing healthy, organic foods at home. Apartment dwellers, schoolteachers, and anyone else who wants to grow a lot of food in a little space will find Grow All You Can Eat in 3 Square Feet a great small garden resource.
A year-long planner and "vegetable doctor" section with troubleshooting tips make it easy to avoid a garden disaster. Whether you are an experienced gardener looking to expand your horizons or a foodie seeking your own organic or obscure vegetable varieties, Grow Vegetables makes thriving results achievable.
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