Kitchen Gardening for Beginners

Kitchen Gardening for Beginners

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Dorling Kindersley Pub
Learn how to grow more than seventy types of fruits and vegetables, while finding tips for dealing with weeds, pests, and diseases in this all-in-one gardening guide for growing tastier and healthier fruits and vegetables.

Kitchen Gardening for Beginners takes readers through ten steps to preparing a garden plot, providing need-to-know techniques, such as sowing, planting, feeding, mulching, watering, and weeding, as well as easy projects including making a compost bin and planting a fruit tree.

Baker & Taylor
Presents a guide for growing fruits and vegetables, covering such topics as preparing a garden plot, eliminating weeds, treating pests and diseases, using mulch, and feeding plants for optimal growth.

Publisher: New York : DK Publishing, 2013
Edition: First American edition
ISBN: 9781465409614
Characteristics: 255 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm


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Apr 10, 2018

If you're just starting to attempt to grow your own food, this is a book you will find valuable! Lots of easy to read directions and helpful hints included, especially for those of us who grow in pots. I highly recommend this title for the beginning gardener.

Mar 24, 2018

Informative and fun. This guide benefits a lot from a vibrant, magazine-style design. Lots of photos, and the information is provided in small, easily digestible chunks. (Although I might complain that it goes a bit too far with the pseudo pull quotes—they're not actually pull quotes, even though they're typeset as if they were. They're generally meaningless and easy to ignore, but once you notice them, it's hard not to think, "Wow, that's stupid!" But that's a tiny complaint.) The book covers a lot of topics, and some of them won't be relevant to everyone—site overhauls and building raised beds and the like. Even those are interesting, though, and they can spark some ideas even if you've got smaller-scale plans. And if not, there's plenty of pretty universally applicable information on planning crops to grow, feeding and watering plants, considerations for specific plants, weeding, soil assessment, and the like.

Feb 17, 2017

Excellent beginning to end! Learn how to site, build, plant, and maintain a traditional defined-bed kitchen garden. Plants have their own entry (so you don't have to read about kale if you don't plan to grow kale), and good photos of pests and diseases help identify problems.
Perfect for the urban homesteader who's starting from scratch and knows sweat equity saves money!

puredesigner Apr 14, 2015

Great book with many details to help with your kitchen garden. Projects are actually useful, not just extra credit activities - cold frames, for example.


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