Sugar Snaps and Strawberries: Simple Solutions for Creating Your Own Small-Space Edible Garden Paperback – Dec 15 2010
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"A stylish yet substantial introduction to growing edibles in small spaces."
“A marvelous book that's entertaining, extremely useful, and lovely. I recommend it highly.”
“An invaluable resource for aspiring greenthumbed terrace farmers.”
About the Author
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.
Top Customer Reviews
There's so many things that I like about this book, for example the writing doesn't flow page over page so it's easier to find your way back to a particular topic.
I bought this book as a gift for my husband and it has inspired both of us to plan our edible garden...instead of just winging it because we've been dissapointed with the results. Some of the most useful information in the book is of course when to sow what and under what conditions. I have a compost in my garden and the book covers what you should and shouldn't put in it so that you can maximize the nutrients your plants receive.
The book was a great investment and in addition to spending more time with my husband in the garden, I look forward to growing some really good eats!
Full of wisdom and gorgeous photos, and packaged in an attractive design, this book is worth every penny. Actually, come to think of it, for the cost of a bag of Farmer's Market veggies, this is the best investment you will make in your garden and your future food supply.
Very well written and with loads of tips and tricks.
So after checking it out, we bought it (spent the last of our market dollars on it, and well worth it !). We even got a little hand written note for my daughter :-)
We have now created two small spaces where we can grow some food. And we are actively watching our tomatoes, rhubarb and salad growing. We even know how to remove the suckers from the tomato plants!
So all this to say that it really is an inspirational book, written for everyone who wants to garden. Highly recommend it !
Most recent customer reviews
For years about the only thing that I planted were tomatoes. Then last year I included a couple of other plants like beets, carrots and lettuce with minimal results. Read morePublished on Aug. 23 2011 by Molly
This book was a great read! It reminded me how much I used to love working in the garden as a kid (snacking on peas and carrots before they were ready!). Read morePublished on May 17 2011 by Tammy