Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The Postage Stamp Vegetable Garden Book Review


About the Book

    To accommodate today's lifestyles, a garden needs to fit easily into a very small plot, take as little time as possible to maintain, require a minimum amount of water, and still produce prolifically. That's exactly what a postage stamp garden does. Postage stamp gardens are as little as 4 by 4 feet, and, after the initial soil preparation, they require very little extra work to produce a tremendous amount of vegetables--for instance, a 5-by-5-foot bed will produce a minimum of 200 pounds of vegetables.

When first published 40 years ago, the postage stamp techniques, including closely planted beds rather than rows, vines and trailing plants grown vertically to free up space, and intercropping, were groundbreaking. Now, in an ever busier world, the postage stamp intensive gardening method continues to be invaluable for gardeners who wish to weed
, water, and work a whole lot less yet produce so much more. (Goodreads)

My Review

We have a nice size backyard in a small town and last year we attempted our first garden. This year we are changing things up a bit and I was curious to see what this book had to offer. We have a small section set aside and we got a few water tanks to use this year. I like this book because it's all about utilizing your space and in a good way! It's hard to believe that such a small area could produce so much food but it can! I liked the details about different types of soil and what to do to make it the best soil.
I think this book is great and handy to have around. If you are limited on space or just want a smaller garden pick this book up!

"I received this book from Blogging for Books for free in exchange for an honest review."

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