Author(s): Mary Horsfall
This book is suitable for general readership, including novice and experienced gardeners. "Fabulous Food from Every Small Garden" shows how to grow food at home in even the smallest of spaces. It explores the reasons for growing your own food, including the many potential benefits such as improved taste, freshness and nutrition. Many types of food are covered, such as vegetables, fruits, herbs, bush tucker plants and edible flowers. This practical book discusses the importance of growing open-pollinated varieties, and provides detailed instructions for successfully growing plants from seeds. Plant care is explained, including organic pest and weed control and efficient watering methods. In addition, readers are shown how to improve soil fertility by making their own fertiliser. "Fabulous Food from Every Small Garden" also offers solutions on incorporating food plants with other plants to create beautiful gardens in spaces such as balconies, flowerbeds and shrubbery. This is complemented with information on innovative techniques such as aquaponics, hydroponics, wicking beds and grid gardening to achieve high productivity in small spaces. The final chapter concerns harvesting and storing produce, and contains some simple recipes. The book gives innovative and economical methods for growing food in restricted spaces, even indoors; shows how to incorporate a wide variety of food plants into a garden; suggests spaces not normally thought of for growing food; follows a chemical-free approach to gardening; and shows how to create free garden nutrients from kitchen waste. The book is based on the author's first-hand experience and 20 years as editor of "Grass Roots" magazine.