Groundbreaking Food Gardens plus an update

Great reading
Great reading

Here are two gardening books I can whole-heartedly recommend. The Week by Week Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook can work in whatever zone you are, as it is based on your local last frost date, and gives you helpful guidelines on what to do when and a whole lot of great gardening info. You won’t be sorry if you check it out.

The second book is one I’ve been eagerly awaiting for several months. Groundbreaking Food Gardens is by Niki Jabbour, author of The Year-round Vegetable Gardener (regular Yarnstead readers may recognize the title as it’s my favorite gardening book!). In Groundbreaking Food Gardens, the author has collected 73 garden plans from many different geographic locations and with many different goals. There really is something here for everyone, whether you want to grow lots of veggies or just a few, have lots of land or none or only some with shade issues, or grow just peppers or salad or cocktail ingredients. I read this book cover to cover, which I normally don’t do with gardening books, but I was fascinated. I got some great ideas that I can adapt to my own garden! So glad I bought this book.

Lightning blogging this morning, so sorry there are no links. Get thee to your favorite search engine 😉 Also apologies for uncropped photos; it’s almost time to dash off to the office!

Quick update on the Yarnstead garden:

Cold frame on April 27. The greens are growing well!
Cold frame on April 27. The greens are growing well!
A new area on the side of the house for growing herbs. The containers & arch are for sugar snap peas.
A new area on the side of the house for growing herbs. The containers & arch are for sugar snap peas.

Coming soon: a review of stash2go, an iOS app for Ravelry!

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