I really, really want to maximize my garden space this year. And I really, really want to convince my husband to get on board.
Whether you have a large space or hardly any room at all, there are gardening options available to you! From container gardening to strategic companion planting to vertical planting – there are ways to maximize whatever space you do have. You can create a “Postage Stamp” garden! Postage stamp gardens are as little as 4 by 4 feet, and, after the initial soil preparation, they require very little extra work to produce a tremendous amount of vegetables–for instance, a 5-by-5-foot bed will produce a minimum of 200 pounds of vegetables.
How? Well, you gotta read this book. The Postage Stamp Vegetable Garden is a gardening bestseller (over 500,000 copies sold) that uses ecologically friendly, intensive biodynamic methods to produce large amounts of vegetables in very tiny spaces. Revised for an all new generation of gardeners, the 40th anniversary edition includes brand new information on the variety of heirloom vegetables available today and how to grow them the postage stamp way.
I’ve been gardening for over 10 years, and holy cow, I know NOTHING next to Karen Newcomb, the author. She writes in detail, including general ideas for improving your green thumb, as well as specific step-by-step instructions (which is what I need). She includes soil “recipes” that, again, are very specific, but that allow plenty of room for adaptation. There is a wealth of information in this book, and I will refer to it for many years to come. I’m giving it 5 stars with a full recommendation….if you want to grow a garden, read this book!
*I received a free copy of the book for the purpose of this review. NO monetary compensation was received. The opinions are mine alone.