Greens!: Tips and Techniques for Growing Your Own Vegetables

Overview

Gardening is on the rise as the desire for fresh, delicious homegrown vegetables grows. Growing your own vegetables is an easy hobby for a variety of lifestyles, as it doesn’t take a large amount of space to yield nutritious carrots or lettuce. All it takes is a bit of passion, care, and knowledge, and the rewards are soon there to enjoy.

Both down-to-earth and inspirational, Swedish gardener Karin Eliasson describes the charm of growing your own vegetables. Karin runs a kitchen...

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Overview

Gardening is on the rise as the desire for fresh, delicious homegrown vegetables grows. Growing your own vegetables is an easy hobby for a variety of lifestyles, as it doesn’t take a large amount of space to yield nutritious carrots or lettuce. All it takes is a bit of passion, care, and knowledge, and the rewards are soon there to enjoy.

Both down-to-earth and inspirational, Swedish gardener Karin Eliasson describes the charm of growing your own vegetables. Karin runs a kitchen garden and guesthouse in Spain, but her tips are adapted to suit most climates and soil types. In this gardening guide, she gives advice on how to grow, harvest, and store over 100 different vegetable varieties and suggests easy recipes you can use in your own kitchen. With instructive and beautiful photographs, she explains the step-by-step principles of organic gardening—soil, plant feeding, digging, hoeing, and watering—and shows how to combine blooming flowers and vegetables in attractive, colorful mixes to attract garden-friendly insects.

This book will not only arm you with the knowledge you need to get started, but also provide experienced and budding gardeners alike with a source for inspiration while they enjoy the beautiful photographs and tips on garden design.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781620877296
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/22/2013
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 774,652
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 10.60 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Karin Eliasson is a Swedish gardener with extensive experience. Her first book, Feeling for the Earth, came out in 2006 and was warmly received. Together with her husband Lars Jederlund, she runs a garden and guesthouse in southern Spain. She gives lectures and courses on gardening and farming, and writes a column for the Swedish newspaper Tradgardsilv.

Charlotte Gawell is a professional photographer who specializes in images of décor, food, and gardening. Among other things, she has shot images for Swedish culinary and lifestyle titles.

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