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The Postage Stamp Vegetable Garden by Karen Newcomb

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How much food can you grow in a garden?

Karen Newcomb argues that any gardener can grow a high yield of vegetables in a small space. By using her proposed method, the Postage Stamp garden plan, Newcomb demonstrates how a small plot can produce tomatoes, beans, corn, basil, and many other vegetables, grown together, and harvested from yard to table.

Newcomb’s book is ideal for beginner gardeners. She includes information on what conditions plants need in order to thrive, helping newbie gardeners avoid critical errors. Her inclusion of soil preparation methods will help those wanting to fortify poor soil. A variety of heirloom and hybrid seed catalog sources are included for those who want to start their gardens from seeds.

On the whole, The Postage Stamp Vegetable Garden is a comprehensive guide for those who have gardened before and those who desire to acquire a green thumb. This book easily earns five stars and earns a spot on this gardener’s bookshelf.

FTC Disclosure: I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.