Small-Space Vegetable Gardens: Growing Great Edibles in Containers, Raised Beds, and Small Plots (Paperback)
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“Size matters! Andrea Bellamy shares creative ways to grow a wide array of vegetables, fruits, and herbs in diminutive settings, year-round.” —Debra Prinzing, author, speaker, and podcaster
Small-Space Vegetable Gardens explains the basics of growing a bounty of edibles in a minimal amount of space. Andrea Bellamy shares all the knowledge she’s gained from years of gardening small. You’ll learn how to find and assess a space, how to plan and build a garden, and how to sow, grow, and harvest the 60 best edible plants. This hardworking and enthusiastic guide will help you take advantage of the space you have—whether it’s a balcony, a patio, a plot in a community garden, or even a small yard—to create the food garden of your dreams.
Andrea Bellamy is the creator of Heavy Petal, a blog devoted to urban organic gardening. She has a certificate in garden design from the University of British Columbia and studied permaculture methods for food production at an urban microfarm. She has been gardening since childhood and has grown food on rooftops, balconies, boulevards, and patios, and in community garden beds, window boxes, traffic circles, frontyards, and backyards. She is the Grow Food columnist for Edible Vancouver magazine, and her writing has appeared in a number of online and print publications. She lives in Vancouver, Canada, with her husband and daughter.
“A must-have handbook for edible gardeners! Bellamy shows us that small can be beautiful and productive.” —Willi Galloway, award-winning writer, radio commentator, and author of Grow, Eat, Cook: A Food Lover’s Guide to Vegetable Gardening
“With Andrea’s expert guidance, see how easy it is to tend vegetables, fruit, and herbs right outside your back door.” —Dee Nash, author of The 20–30 Something Garden Guide
“Bellamy provides an A–Z (apples to zucchini) guide to edibles and many ancillary sources of information, all accompanied by delightful illustrations and scrumptious color photographs to create a one-stop guide to vegetable gardens sure to encourage and please many aspiring and veteran gardeners.” —Booklist
“A comprehensive guide to starting out when space in your garden is limited.” —Gardens Illustrated
“This hardworking and enthusiastic guide teaches gardeners how to take advantage of the space they have to create the food garden of their dreams.” —Royal Horticultural Society of Ireland
“This guide to urban vegetable growing provides insight into how to make the most of any space, no matter how small. Answering all the questions you’ve ever had about urban vegetable growing. . . . Small-Space VegetableGardens is a great beginners guide for anyone who doesn’t think urban living means you have to miss out on home-grown produce.” —Landlove