Gardening

How to Garden in Small Spaces, Andrea Bellamy Teaches Us in Her Latest Book

Small-Space Vegetable Gardens: Growing Great Edibles in Containers, Raised Beds, and Small PlotsSmall-Space Vegetable Gardens: Growing Great Edibles in Containers, Raised Beds, and Small Plots by Andrea Bellamy

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Your green thumb has been itching and you don’t know a thing about planting things, or you believe you need to have a large backyard to plant that garden of Eden you’ve been dreaming up for a while.

I am so happy I found Andrea Bellamy’s Small-Space Vegetable Gardens: Growing Great Edibles in Containers, Raised Beds, and Small Plots.

The very first thing I have to tell you, is that this is not a book with black and white sketches full of just words. This book however is full of glossy, clear colorful pictures that will inspire your own gardens.

Here is the content you will find:
-Finding Space
-Assessing Your Space
-Design in a Small Area-parking strip gardening- you have to read this part!
-Planning for Planting
-Building Your Garden
-Optimizing Your Soil(sounds like web search engine stuff, right?)
-Sowing and Growing
-Keeping Plants Healthy
-Making the Most of Limited Space
-Harvesting and Preparing for Next Year
*Edibles from A to Z-gives a basic breakdown of veggies and fruits and spaces they are suited for.

Andrea Bellamy reminds us,

“Take a moment to disregard the reality of your space. Forget its limitations. Let your mind wander and think about your dream garden.”(30).

And remember thriller, filler, and spiller. These help you to remember which plants need to be potted or that “spills” out from their containers.

I appreciate this helpful guide because although it is specifically about small space gardening, it teaches you about the basics in a clear and easy to understand manner.

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