I’ve become a bit of a gardening nut over the past year. I had some good success last year (peas, radishes, green onions, kale, cucumbers, herbs, brussels sprouts, zucchini and lettuce, plus lots of edible flowers) and some disappointing failures (tomatoes, pumpkin, eggplant, cabbage, carrots, potatoes). Wow, now that I’ve written all my successes I actually feel about better about last year’s growing season! Anyway, I’ve decided to try a new approach this year, combining techniques from Square Foot Gardening and Vertical Gardening. I’ve been devouring both of these books along with a book specific to my area, Edible Gardening for Washington and Oregon.
Then I have a few fun books that I’ve skimmed but haven’t had a chance to dive into. I love the Week-by-Week Vegetable Gardner’s Handbook which is a kind of notebook by a father and daughter to help you keep track of what to do when based on your areas frost dates. The Gardener’s A-Z Guide to Growing Organic Food is a nice encyclopedia of information, while Newspaper Pennies Cardboard and Eggs for Growing a Better Garden is a fun hodgepodge of ideas and tips. Then I have Sugar Snaps and Strawberries which I got as birthday gift which offers a lot of great ideas and tips on small space edible gardening, perfect for our urban “farm”.
Those are going to be my main resources for edible gardening this year, but I’m wondering if you have any suggestions. Do you have an author, blogger or other gardening pro that you absolutely love? Please share in the comments, I can use all the help I can get!!!
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