If you've ever wondered how you're going to be able to grow vegetables, flowers or herbs in the tiny bit of your yard that has sun this book is pretty darn good.
I live in a forest and have fought with trees, roots, weeds and critters for years. Finally a solution that meets my needs. I had already been gardening in boxes for some veggies, but this book takes it all a step further with recommendations for soil that holds moisture, provides good nutrition and easy made covers to protect the plants from critters, sun and cold.
The plant spacing section alone has helped me plant more in my existing boxes. It all sounds so obvious when you read it, but in truth it would probably have taken me another few years to realise I could plant this way. I almost bought the previous issue of this book, but talked myself out of it. A dopey move, but at the time I didn't realise how good it was. Even the kids have got behind this, I think in part because they can see themselves making the boxes thanks to the step by step pictures and understandable shopping lists.
This book really empowers you no matter how hard up you are. Simple clear language makes it an easy read, which is really important to me as I don't have a lot of time between training dogs homeschooling 2 teens and running a couple of home businesses.
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