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I love reading about gardening, especially when it’s winter and cold and snowy outside. It’s my favourite time to sit by the wood stove and read about possibilities for the coming gardening season.
I’ve just finished reading Amy Stross’ The Suburban Micro-Farm and I loved it. Amy writes about gardening and has created an edible landscape around her home.
The Suburban Micro-Farm is full of information about all aspects of gardening. This book is geared towards busy people (hey, aren’t we all?) but it specifically speaks to people who live in town on a city lot. You don’t need a half acre to grow a lot of food!
Lots of people have begun turning their yards into food gardens. Higher grocery store prices means less food in you cupboards, but you can change that.
Start growing some of your own food. Then, store it over winter by putting your root crops into a cold room, water bath canning fruits and pressure canning vegetables, even pickling some of your garden harvests.
So, if you don’t have a lot of time for gardening chores and you don’t have a lot of land, you are who this book was written for! If you think you are too busy to grow and maintain a garden, well….this book may change your mind.
Amy shows you how to have and enjoy a food garden in as little as 15 minutes a day, and includes separate chapters on growing vegetables, berries and fruits.
Also covered in The Suburban Micro-Farm is:
developing healthy soil
organizing your micro-farm
seed planting, starting and growing
maintaining your garden
mulching and watering your garden
extending your gardening season
If you live in town or in the suburbs and are working with a town sized lot, you will be amazed at how much food you can grow in your yard. Amy has done a lot of edible landscaping and can enjoy the beauty of these flowers, shrubs, berries and vegetables while enjoying harvesting those very plants for food for her family.
This book is full of great information. Whether you are a beginner gardener or a seasoned gardener, you will find lots of great tips and tricks in The Suburban Micro-Farm to get great harvests while spending as little time in the garden as 15 minutes a day.
Did you know you could be making money on your suburban lot? Making money from the garden is covered in the Suburban Micro-Farm as well by creating value added products such as maple syrup, soap making and more.
Amy Stross blogs over at tenthacrefarm.com all about gardening in the suburbs – head over and read for awhile (and…take a cup of coffee with you). You may be there for awhile. Enjoy!
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