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

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

IntroductionAbout the ContributorsUrban Farmscape - Patti Marie TravioliCulinary Herbs for Beginners - Susan Appleget HurstPollinator-Friendly Raised Bed - Paul ZammitBeautiful Balcony Edibles - Andrea BellamySouthern-Style Backyard Farm - Carolyn BinderEdibles on a Patio - Donna BalzerAmerican Potager - Jennifer R. BartleyEggs & Everything - Jessi BloomFig-Pig Patio - Steven BiggsCritter Control - Karen ChapmanEat Your Yard - Nan K. ChasePartially Shaded Vegetables - Marjorie HarrisSidebar: Windy City Harvest Small Space Beds - The Chicago Botanic GardenThe Circle of Life - Emma CooperSunburst Veggie Garden - Shawna CoronadoSidebar: Living WallsFormal Herb Garden - Kate CopseyChile Lover's Garden - Dave DeWittStarter Kitchen Garden - Roger DoironSidebar: Lasagna Gardening Formal Kitchen Garden - Ellen Ecker OgdenGrocery Garden - Jenks FarmerBackyard Orchard - Colby EiermanFront-Yard Foraging - Sarah EltonCanner's Garden - Daniel GasteigerSlow-Food Garden - Laura HendersonPower Foods - Dan JasonHeirloom Sampler - Marie IannottiWildlife-Friendly Garden - Tammi HartungHanging Gutters - Jayme JenkinsModern Truck Garden - Leslie LandVintage Victory Garden - Lamanda JoyAsian Vegetables - Wendy Kiang-SprayGarden Squares for Kids - Karen Liebreich and Jutta WagnerUrban Homestead - Theresa LoeTeaming with Microbes - Jeff LowenfelsUrban Shade Garden - Kathy MartinEdible Knot Garden - Karen AtkinsVertical Vegetables - Rhonda Massingham HartCulinary Courtyard - Rachel MathewsConcrete &
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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.

From the Jacket

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.