Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Review: The Postage Stamp Vegetable Garden

The Postage Stamp Vegetable Garden
by Karen Newcomb

Over the past year, I have increasingly become more and more interested in gardening. My husband plants a few things every spring, but I haven't always shown an interest in it. Last spring, I named our backyard the Edible Acre and designated one area an orchard and another area the berry patch. I've already started making plans for this year's garden.

I was excited to see that The Postage Stamp Vegetable Garden was available on Blogging for Books. This is a pure gardening books. You won't find any recipes in here; however, you will find numerous ideas on how to turn any small space into a productive garden. I enjoyed looking through the postage stamp garden plans. It was fun to imagine these small gardens growing in my back yard. 

In addition to garden layout ideas, the book also includes advice on how to plant, water, and maintain your vegetables. You'll also learn which plants work well together in beds. Finally, you'll learn how to control pests and diseases. 

I'm looking forward to utilizing the plans in this book to create my own postage stamp vegetable gardens. I'm already envisioning these full yet condensed garden boxes scattered throughout my back yard. This is the perfect book to begin a collection of books in my newest area of interest - gardening.

For more information on this book, visit the Random House website.

Disclaimer: I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.