Monday, March 30, 2015

"The Postage Stamp Vegetable Garden" by Karen Newcomb

The whole idea of the Postage Stamp Garden is created for people who have little to no space for a vegetable garden. Despite the fact that I actually have a rather large yard, I really enjoyed reading this guide. Plants, flowers and landscaping have always interested me. I love learning about new ways and ideas to arrange plants in my yard.

I think this book offers a lot of valuable insight on a topic I have really not heard much about. Before reading this book, I had never heard of a postage stamp garden. Essentially it means clustering plants together in a small square space. This idea was unheard of to me. The only gardens I really ever see are long rows of tomato, green pepper and cucumber plants. Cluster gardening was completely foreign to me. This type of gardening is ideal for someone who has a small yard or who lives in an apartment with a small balcony.

"The Postage Stamp Vegetable Garden" helps you plan which plants you want to plant, and how many of each. It also demonstrates which plants compliment each other and are ideal to plant next to each other. This book also offers valuable insight on when to plant, getting your ground ready, and how to control pests, diseases and critters. There are multiple diagrams of ways to arrange your plants to compliment each other, which I found extremely helpful. I know not everyone is able to visualize how they want their garden to look, so I loved this feature.

I think this book would be excellent for both beginner and expert gardeners. It has some excellent advice and ideas that I will continue to review throughout the gardening season. I rate this book as 5 stars. I received this book for free from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest unbiased opinion.

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