Book Review: The Postage Stamp Vegetable Garden

The Postage Stamp Vegetable Garden
Grow Tons of Organic Vegetables in Tiny Spaces and Containers
By Karen Newcomb

The classic small-space  gardening bestseller revised for a new generation of gardeners. To accommodate today's lifestyles, a garden needs to fit into an extremely tiny plot, take as little time as possible to maintain, require a minimal amount of water, and still produce prolifically. That's exactly what a postage stamp garden does. Postage stamp gardens can be as small as 4 by 4 feet pr even just a few containers and pots on your patio. After the initial soil preparation, they require very little extra work to grow a tremendous amount of vegetables - for instance a 5 by 5 foot beed ill produce a minimum of 200 pounds of vegetables. When it was first published forty years ago, the techniques in The Postage Stamp Vegetable Garden were groundbreaking. Now in this fully revised and updated edition author Karen Newcomb includes new information on the variety of heirloom vegetables available today and how to grow them simply, easily and organically. Four decades on, this proven approach continues to be an invaluable resource for gardeners who wish to weed water and work a whole lot less yet produce so much more. 

Karen Newcomb has contributed to and co-written eight gardening books with her late husband, Duane. She is a lifetime vegetable gardener, garden blogger and avid writer and has been a writing teacher for more than twenty years. She lives in Rocklin California. 

As someone with their own backyard garden I was super excited to get this Postage Stamp Vegetable Garden. And as someone who's probably going to end up living very urban I knew it'd be the perfect addition to my book collection. In the beginning it offers suggestions for how many of certain plants to have per person. It offers garden plans too for all sizes of plots 4'x4' to 8 x 10' as well as pot and window seal gardening. 

Let me just say I'm in love with the whole book. There are so many different helpful tips, like spotting what's wrong with them and which varieties to use that this is a huge source of information. Especially for a book so small. 

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