Vegetable gardens can be designed for flavor AND fun! Niki Jabbour, author of the best-selling The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener, has collected 73 plans for novel and inspiring food gardens from her favorite superstar gardeners, including Amy Stewart, Amanda Thomsen, Barbara Pleasant, Dave Dewitt, and Jessi Bloom. You’ll find a garden that provides salad greens 52 weeks a year, another that supplies your favorite cocktail ingredients, one that you plant on a balcony, one that encourages pollinators, one that grows 24 kinds of chile peppers, and dozens more. Each plan is fully illustrated and includes a profile of the contributor, the story behind the design, and a plant list.
*My Book Review*
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This book is engaging from the very beginning, roping the reader in and creating a sense of familiarity with the author and contributors as you are introduced to what is in store. Not to mention the tasty little morsels of information scattered throughout the book that give you extra ideas, hints and tips about establishing your food garden.
Each groundbreaking garden is concisely explained without bogging the reader down with the details – inspiring rather than absolute. The images are also gorgeous and help to complete the picture for the reader. There are plenty of fresh new design ideas for the experienced gardener as well as a wealth of information for novices.
And what a LOT of information there is packed into this book! I found it hard to pick which one garden idea I would like to apply to my own backyard (since I have recently moved am an looking at re-establishing a food garden). Yet, I can’t wait to sit down and pour over this book some more until I find that one garden design that truly talks to my family and I.
I really can’t praise this book highly enough. There is so much to be gained, either from quickly flicking through or delving in and reading it from cover to cover.
Overall, I am giving Groundbreaking Food Gardens: 73 Plans That Will Change the Way You Grow Your Garden by Niki Jabbour 5 out of 5 stars!