Book Review: The Postage Stamp Vegetable Garden

Karen Newcomb‘s classic book The Postage Stamp Vegetable Garden has been completely revised and reworked for its re-release some forty years after it was originally published.

Making your garden work in a confined space and getting the most out of your miniature garden is the key focus of this book. It doesn’t matter if you only have room for a small raised bed or a few pots, you can get a substantial amount of food whatever your situation.

One of the things I like most about this book are the several pages of sample postage stamp garden plans. These give the beginning gardener something to start with and can be adapted to fit your individual needs. They also work as a guide to show what grows well together.

Choosing soil, preparing the ground and tips for watering are also explored in detail as is a list of planting instructions for a variety of common vegetables. Even the experienced gardener will find these bits of information useful for this spring’s crop.

A current list of heirloom seed sources at the back of the book is an added plus!

With the current trend of urban farming showing no signs of decline, this book is more important now than it ever has been.

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.



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