I received this book from the publisher. It’s a very nice large paperback… glossy…. full of photos. 256 pages. This is a very nice publication and one that I’ll refer to often.
From the publisher:
A beautiful and simple guide to edible gardening The “garden to table” movement is inspiring another generation of gardeners but many of them have questions. How important is composting? Is seed saving really worth it? Focusing on sustainable, organic growing practices and plants, The Backyard Gardener is a comprehensive handbook that will help get them started. Kelly Orzel covers everything from soil selection to growing and harvesting. Sidebars such as “garden center survival tips” offer useful advice to help readers build their confidence and know-how. This guide also features photographs of beautiful plant bed designs, propagation techniques, and much more.
Focusing on sustainable, organic growing practices and plants, The Backyard Gardener is a comprehensive handbook for everyone who wants to grow their own vegetables, herbs, and flowers in their own backyard. With beautiful photographs, planting suggestions, and tried-and-true techniques, Kelly Orzel will cover everything you need to know about:
Raising the healthiest vegetables
Controlling pests with homemade remedies
Starting and saving seeds
Maximizing the space in your garden
Making the best compost
Enhancing your vegetable garden with flowers and herbs
And so much more!