Tiny Space Gardening: Growing Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs in Small Outdoor Spaces (with Recipes) (Paperback)
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“[A]n an incredibly handy manual full of information on how to grow plants in small spaces.” —GOOP
The beginner’s complete guide to urban, small space and container gardening from “our windowsill guru.” —Bon Appétit
This vibrant updated 2nd edition includes 30 earthy recipes for the vegetables from your edible garden and 50 gorgeous inspirational color photographs and illustrations.
No matter how small your space, you can grow an edible garden and enjoy home cooked meals from your harvest! With this stunning comprehensive guide, you’ll learn the basics of gardening in pots and containers, find small windowsill and countertop projects, and receive specific recommendations for plants that grow well in containers. Also included are 30 simple recipes you can make with your harvest, from Zucchini Fritters to Herby Pasta with Lettuce and Prosciutto, to Rosy Strawberry Buttermilk cake.
You’ll learn all about:
• the best containers and pots
• DIY planter boxes
• tools and supplies
• soil for containers
• feeding and watering
• simple pruning
• cooking with your harvest
• and much more
“With this guide, your garden can be as productive as you’d like, no matter the size." —Modern Farmer
About the Author
Amy Pennington is a gardener, writer, and girl-about-town. She runs her own gardening business called Go Go Green Garden, which helps start, revive, and perfect vegetable gardens. Pennington was named one of Bon Appetit's Tastemakers and Seattle magazine's fifty most powerful players in Seattle's food scene. She is the author of Urban Pantry, Apples, Fresh Pantry and Salad Days. She lives in Seattle. Kate Bingaman-Burt is a nationally renowned illustrator.
"Here at Sunset, we're all about eliminating waste—and learning new ways to garden. That's why we were thrilled to read Amy Pennington's new book, Tiny Space Gardening: Growing Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs in Small Outdoor Spaces."
"With this guide, your garden can be as productive as you’d like, no matter the size."
Praise for previous edition, Apartment Gardening:
"A favorite cookbook author, Amy Pennington has written an incredibly handy manual full of information on how to grow plants in small spaces. The book is full of wonderful tips, recipes and information on all the best things to grow in your home."
"The author has ideas for gathering supplies, growing herbs, edible blossoms, home pickling, planting, growing lettuce, seed starting and tons of recipes—all of which can be achieved in the smallest of flats."
"Amy Pennington...is our windowsill guru. This spring, we're sowing what she's sowing. (Named one of Bon Appétit's 2012 Tastemakers: "the visionaries who are making our lives so delicious.")"
"Useful information for those who live in apartments, have a small parcel of land, or a deck large enough to accommodate big pots and window-box planters."
—The Washington Post
"IMs. Pennington shares her know-how with metropolitan types everywhere."
—The Wall Street Journal
"The ever-resourceful Pennington chronicles her food-centric take on city living in 'Apartment Gardening: Plants, Projects, and Recipes for Growing Food in Your Urban Home'... As adept as Pennington is at figuring out how to grow the most food in the smallest space in the shortest amount of time, she's equally skilled at suggesting what to do with it. She details not only how to plant directly into a sack of soil and build your own deck-sized worm bin but also how to blend thyme lip balm and whip up a killer chocolate lavender tart. The book's tone is chatty and encouraging..."
—The Seattle Times
"Amy's straightforward conversational style makes both books ['Apartment Gardening' and her first book, Urban Pantry] seem as if you're getting great advice from a smart, savvy friend."
"Full of great tips, recipes, and DIY guides, like how to build your own planter box, grow lettuce in recycled containers, keep bees on your patio, and infuse spirits with herbs grown right in your kitchen."
—Apartment Therapy Re-Nest, Daily Find
“A great book for new gardeners living in the urban jungle or for experienced gardeners who find themselves with limited garden space and the desire (or need!) to grow a ‘garden’.”
—New York Botanical Gardens Blog