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28 March 2013 @ 01:21 pm
Recent Reads: How To Grow More Vegetables  

I ran across this title while poking around the web for self-sufficiency zombie apocalypse sorts of things, and found it highly recommended, so I thought what the hell, and bought it.

I’m not even a gardener (though I have ambitions), and even so, this book was really just completely fascinating to read. I have no idea if everybody would find it so interesting, but wow, I’d think if you have any impulse toward (food) gardening at all, you want to read this one.

I mean, they’re selling a product, to a degree, and you can’t forget that while reading it. OTOH, they have actual step by step instructions on digging out a gardening bed, and on building a compost heap, and…really, it was just a really interesting read, which I totally didn’t expect.

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)

Deborah Blakedeborahblakehps on March 28th, 2013 12:41 pm (UTC)
I have a huge garden, and I've been doing it for years. But I still love to read about ways to make the process easier.
kitmizkit on March 28th, 2013 12:46 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure if this is precisely intended to be *easier*, although I think that if you go through all the steps they suggest that you'll have created such a good foothold that the long term effect is easierness. And yes, that's a word. I say so. :)

Anyway, its focus is on growth efficiency. And now that I know you garden I want you to do a little bed with their techniques and tell me what you think! O.O :)
Deborah Blakedeborahblakehps on March 28th, 2013 06:03 pm (UTC)
Har! So you're saying I should be your guinea pig?
-peartreealley on March 28th, 2013 01:15 pm (UTC)
*adds to library holds*

Small Plot, High Yield Gardening has been my keeper reference book so far among the half bajillion I checked out of the library this winter, and we based our first vegetable bed off one of their templates (with myriad changes, of course).