Do you live in an apartment with no yard for a vegetable garden? Are traditional vegetable gardens contrary to your neighborhood association rules? Don't dismay -- you, too, can grow your own fruits and vegetables! In blogger Andrea Bellamy's book you will find inspiration to grow your own food. Container gardening, patio planters, ornamental edibles, vertical gardening and planting for maximum yield are all addressed. You will get tips on planning your garden, amending your soil, sowing and transplanting, taking care of your plants and harvesting your food. Beautiful photographs appear on nearly every page. The last quarter of the book is a section entitled "Edibles from A to Z." From apples to zucchini, the author suggests how to select seeds or transplants, provides tips and special growing requirements, and alerts you to potential problems.
For people wanting to get started in the local food movement, Ms. Bellamy's book is a wonderful introduction to edible gardening. But experienced gardeners will find interesting tips and cultivar suggestions as well.
Reviewed by nw, 08/11. Other reviews by nw.