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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
FINDING YOUR PERSONAL STYLE
EDIBLE LANDSCAPES AND FOREST GARDENS
CLIMATE
LIGHT
SOIL
WATER
WIND
SIZE
WEIGHT
POLLUTION
PESTS
PROXIMITY
COMMUNITY GARDENS
SHARED BACKYARDS
GARDENING AT SCHOOL
GUERRILLA GARDENING
A GARDEN ANYWHERE
GARDENING IN RAISED BEDS
WHAT SHOULD I GROW?
PLANT FAMILIES
WHERE AND WHEN TO PLANT
WHAT IS SOIL?
TESTING YOUR SOIL
SOIL FOR CONTAINERS
COMPOST
MULCH
OTHER SOIL SUPPLEMENTS
SOWING SEEDS
SEEDLING FEEDING AND THINNING
HARDENING OFF
TRANSPLANTING
WHEN TO PLANT
GARDEN MAINTENANCE
WATERING
PRUNING
WEEDS
DISEASES
SUCCESSION PLANTING
INTERPLANTING
VERTICAL GARDENING
WINTER GARDENING
HARVESTING YOUR CROPS
SAVING SEEDS
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Sugar Snaps and Strawberries: Simple Solutions for Creating Your Own Small-Space Edible Garden

Sugar Snaps and Strawberries: Simple Solutions for Creating Your Own Small-Space Edible Garden

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Imagine savoring fresh-picked strawberries on a weekend morning, plucking plump figs from your mini-orchard to quarter and serve at a farm-to-table meal with friends, or harvesting and sautéing the edible stalks of garlic bulbs. If the size of your space is bringing you back to reality, here's the best part: you don't need a big backyard to grow your own food. In fact, you don't need a yard at all.

Andrea Bellamy, founder of the acclaimed blog Heavy Petal, gives you the dirt on growing gorgeous organic food with very little square footage. Simple, straightforward, design and growing advice can help you transform just a snippet of space into a stylish and edible oasis. Bellamy goes beyond the surface and shows you how to create and maintain healthy soil, decide what and when to plant, sow seeds and harvest, and most importantly, enjoy the process. So go ahead, picture that tiny nook, corner, strip, porch, alley, balcony, or postage-stamp-sized yard overflowing with fingerling potatoes, fragrant herbs, sugar snap peas, French breakfast radishes, and scarlet runner beans.

Armed with luscious photography, encouraging tips, and sophisticated designs, you're sure to be inspired to join the grow-your-own revolution.


Imagine savoring fresh-picked strawberries on a weekend morning, plucking plump figs from your mini-orchard to quarter and serve at a farm-to-table meal with friends, or harvesting and sautéing the edible stalks of garlic bulbs. If the size of your space is bringing you back to reality, here's the best part: you don't need a big backyard to grow your own food. In fact, you don't need a yard at all.

Andrea Bellamy, founder of the acclaimed blog Heavy Petal, gives you the dirt on growing gorgeous organic food with very little square footage. Simple, straightforward, design and growing advice can help you transform just a snippet of space into a stylish and edible oasis. Bellamy goes beyond the surface and shows you how to create and maintain healthy soil, decide what and when to plant, sow seeds and harvest, and most importantly, enjoy the process. So go ahead, picture that tiny nook, corner, strip, porch, alley, balcony, or postage-stamp-sized yard overflowing with fingerling potatoes, fragrant herbs, sugar snap peas, French breakfast radishes, and scarlet runner beans.

Armed with luscious photography, encouraging tips, and sophisticated designs, you're sure to be inspired to join the grow-your-own revolution.


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Publish date: Dec 15, 2010
Added to Scribd: Jan 17, 2012
Copyright:Traditional Copyright: All rights reservedISBN:9781604692921
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karinnekarinne reviewed this
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Sugar Snaps and Strawberries was initially a library loan on my Kindle, but I liked it so much that I bought a hard copy; it's the sort of book that works better on paper than as an ebook, anyway.

This is really a beginner's guide: Bellamy lays out the basics of small-space gardening clearly, in a step-by-step linear fashion that lends itself well to a straight-through reading. There are useful charts, gardening "recipes," and pretty photos throughout the book. It's like having a gardening website laid out nicely in book format.

I don't know if advanced gardeners would need the info contained in Sugar Snaps and Strawberries, but it's a great find for a noob to the world of edible gardening, and fits nicely into my little gardening shelf -- I find the tone similar to Gayla Trail's books, which is probably part of the reason I like it so much.
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Wonderful gardening book and creative ideas, especially the seed bombs. I enjoyed reading this book and will tell others about it as well.
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