Have you considered food gardening to help your family save money? As many of you know, I love having a garden and have grown some of my favorite herbs in containers. I love container gardening since if you do it right; you can still get herbs throughout the year. One of my favorites is my rosemary, which lives right by my deck door, going in and out depending on the outdoor temperatures. One of the things I would love to do is have a full container garden in my deck, allowing me to grow various foods that don’t do well in clay soil.
Luckily, I recently found the perfect book for people wanting to get into container gardening or beginning their first garden – The First-Time Gardener: Container Food Gardening: All the Know-How You Need to Grow Veggies, Fruits, Herbs, and Other Edible Plants in Pots by Pam Farley. Once my complimentary book arrived, I couldn’t wait to get reading!
The First-Time Gardener: Container Food Gardening: What Is it
Are you wanting to create your food garden but aren’t sure where to start? If so, we think you will love The First-Time Gardener: Container Food Gardening: All the Know-How You Need to Grow Veggies, Fruits, Herbs, and Other Edible Plants in Pots. Here is what the publisher has to say about this new book:
Growing your own fresh, organic food in containers is a great way to begin your gardening journey! This friendly guide includes everything you need to know to get started.
What’s holding you back from growing your own food? Are you nervous about having enough space? Do you question whether or not you have the time to make it happen? Are the growing conditions you have a little questionable? Is your budget at a bare-bones minimum? Then container gardening is the answer to all of your concerns! With a minimal investment in time, money, and space, and The First-Time Gardener: Container Food Gardening at your side, start your very first garden in containers, instead of in the ground. You just may find you’re capable of growing fantastic yields in spite of all your initial hesitations.
Container gardens can take up as much or as little room as you’d like. They’re portable, so you can locate them wherever conditions are optimal for plant growth. And, you can grow just about any veggie in pots, as long as you have the right container, the right soil blend, and the right care tips. In these pages, author Pam Farley of BrownThumbMama.com lines the path to container food gardening success in clear, simple steps.
Not only will you learn how to get started, you’ll also discover:
- What size container you need for each different veggie
- Why filling the pot with the perfect soil blend matters so much
- When to fertilize and how often to water
- Where to locate your container food garden for optimum production
- What to do if problems arise and how to fix them
- Tips for everything from staking and pruning your veggie plants to knowing when it’s time to harvest
Plus, find a dozen fully illustrated planting plans for themed container food gardens, including a Smoothie Greens Garden, a Spring Stir-Fry Garden, a Spaghetti Sauce Garden, a Salad Greens Garden, and many others.
No room? No problem. Lousy soil? Nothing to worry about. Not enough time? Think again. Growing food in containers is fun, easy, and perfect for beginners.
This book is part of The First-Time Gardener’s Guides series from Cool Springs Press, which also includes The First-Time Gardener: Raised Bed Gardening, The First-Time Gardener: Growing Plants and Flowers, and The First-Time Gardener: Growing Vegetables. Each book in The First-Time Gardener’s Guides series is aimed at beginner gardeners and offers clear, fact-based information that’s presented in a friendly and accessible way, including step-by-step instructions and full-color illustrations throughout.
The First-Time Gardener: Container Food Gardening: Our Thoughts
As someone who has read quite a few gardening books, I have to say that Pam Farley does a fantastic job making food gardening easy for beginner growers. Unlike many gardening books, she makes gardening approachable no matter your living conditions, allowing you to have a lucrative garden in your apartment, condo, or home. Not only is the book filled with step-by-step instructions that are great for beginners, but gorgeous pictures and helpful charts make the entire process approachable for anyone. If you want to start your food garden, The First-Time Gardener: Container Food Gardening: All the Know-How You Need to Grow Veggies, Fruits, Herbs, and Other Edible Plants in Pots is the right book for you!
Where to Purchase
Would you like to purchase this gardening book for a gardener or your own household? You can find The First-Time Gardener: Container Food Gardening: All the Know-How You Need to Grow Veggies, Fruits, Herbs, and Other Edible Plants in Pots on Amazon.com for under $27 in paperback or for your Kindle. Who knew starting a food garden could be so easy?