Groundbreaking Food Gardens: 73 Plans That Will Change the Way You Grow Your Garden

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Groundbreaking Food Gardens: 73 Plans That Will Change the Way You Grow Your Garden

by Niki Jabbour

Storey Publishing, LLC | March 25, 2014 | Trade Paperback

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Vegetable gardens can be designed for flavor AND fun! Niki Jabbour, author of the best-selling The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener, has collected 73 plans for novel and inspiring food gardens from her favorite superstar gardeners, including Amy Stewart, Amanda Thomsen, Barbara Pleasant, Dave DeWitt, and Jessi Bloom. You''ll find a garden that provides salad greens 52 weeks a year, another that supplies your favorite cocktail ingredients, one that you plant on a balcony, one that encourages pollinators, one that grows 24 kinds of chile peppers, and dozens more. Each plan is fully illustrated and includes a profile of the contributor, the story behind the design, and a plant list.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 272 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.75 in

Published: March 25, 2014

Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 161212061X

ISBN - 13: 9781612120614

Found in: Home and Garden

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Groundbreaking Food Gardens: 73 Plans That Will Change the Way You Grow Your Garden

by Niki Jabbour

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 272 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.75 in

Published: March 25, 2014

Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 161212061X

ISBN - 13: 9781612120614

Table of Contents

Introduction About the Contributors Urban Farmscape - Patti Marie Travioli Culinary Herbs for Beginners - Susan Appleget Hurst Pollinator-Friendly Raised Bed - Paul Zammit Beautiful Balcony Edibles - Andrea Bellamy Southern-Style Backyard Farm - Carolyn Binder Edibles on a Patio - Donna Balzer American Potager - Jennifer R. Bartley Eggs & Everything - Jessi Bloom Fig-Pig Patio - Steven Biggs Critter Control - Karen Chapman Eat Your Yard - Nan K. Chase Partially Shaded Vegetables - Marjorie Harris Sidebar: Windy City Harvest Small Space Beds - The Chicago Botanic Garden The Circle of Life - Emma Cooper Sunburst Veggie Garden - Shawna Coronado Sidebar: Living Walls Formal Herb Garden - Kate Copsey Chile Lover''s Garden - Dave DeWitt Starter Kitchen Garden - Roger Doiron Sidebar: Lasagna Gardening Formal Kitchen Garden - Ellen Ecker Ogden Grocery Garden - Jenks Farmer Backyard Orchard - Colby Eierman Front-Yard Foraging - Sarah Elton Canner''s Garden - Daniel Gasteiger Slow-Food Garden - Laura Henderson Power Foods - Dan Jason Heirloom Sampler - Marie Iannotti Wildlife-Friendly Garden - Tammi Hartung Hanging Gutters - Jayme Jenkins Modern Truck Garden - Leslie Land Vintage Victory Garden - Lamanda Joy Asian Vegetables - Wendy Kiang-Spray Garden Squares for Kids - Karen Liebreich and Jutta Wagner Urban Homestead - Theresa Loe Teaming with Microbes - Jeff Lowenfels Urban Shade Garden - Kathy Martin Edible Knot Garden - Karen Atkins Vertical Vegetables - Rhonda Massingham Hart Culi
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Vegetable gardens can be designed for flavor AND fun! Niki Jabbour, author of the best-selling The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener, has collected 73 plans for novel and inspiring food gardens from her favorite superstar gardeners, including Amy Stewart, Amanda Thomsen, Barbara Pleasant, Dave DeWitt, and Jessi Bloom. You''ll find a garden that provides salad greens 52 weeks a year, another that supplies your favorite cocktail ingredients, one that you plant on a balcony, one that encourages pollinators, one that grows 24 kinds of chile peppers, and dozens more. Each plan is fully illustrated and includes a profile of the contributor, the story behind the design, and a plant list.

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Niki Jabbour set out to discover how and why popular gardeners are growing vegetables, fruits, mushrooms, grains, and herbs. The enthusiastic answers and innovative garden plans she received are as rich and varied as the plants being grown. 


Here are 73 garden designs from horticulturists, community gardeners, bloggers and print writers, television and radio hosts, and other professional gardeners. Contributions include design illustrations, plant lists, and stories explaining the personal quirks and motivations behind the garden. There''s a plan to satisfy every craving.

About the Author

Niki Jabbour is a food gardener and garden writer who lives near Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her articles have appeared in Canadian Gardening, Garden Making, Gardens East, The Heirloom Gardener, and other publications. She is the host of The Weekend Gardener, a call-in radio show that airs throughout the Maritime provinces on News 95.7 FM and www.news957.com, and she blogs at www.yearroundveggiegardener.blogspot.com. Her garden boasts over 40 heirloom vegetables and herbs that keep her family eating fresh food year-round.

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