A Great Resource for Beginning Gardeners – “Food Grown Right, In Your Backyard”
Do you have a lawn you’re sick of mowing? Maybe a parking strip that get’s some sun? Or maybe you just love the idea of having fresh veggies growing within arms reach of your sunny kitchen window? Then you should read Colin McCrate and Brad Halm’s book Food Grown Right, In Your Back Yard and turn that idea into a flourishing home garden.
As founders of Seattle’s Urban Farm Company, Halm and McCrate have seen hundreds of yards, driveways, parking strips and lawns just asking for some healthy soil, a few hardy vegetables, and a little water. Their simple to follow book gives would-be gardeners the information they need to get going and take their nutrition into their own hands.
Addressing everything from where to build a garden to determining the sunniest location, soil health and choosing the right mix of compost to promote vegetable growth, to the design, implementation, planting and maintenance of your personal Eden – Food Grown Right, In Your Back Yard is a honest and informative guide that will bring out the green thumb in anyone.
Thinking of starting a garden this year? Follow their month by month guide to see what you should be doing to prepare. Learn how to plant various vegetables and how to care for them as they grow. By summer you’ll be reaping the benefits of your labor and feeding yourself from your own (not so hard) work. This is the perfect book for beginning gardeners living in the Pacific Northwest.
Check back next week for some great gardening tips from Colin McCrate that will get you started on your dream garden!