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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Book Review: Raised Bed Gardening for Beginners: Everything You Need to Know to Start and Sustain a Thriving Garden by Tammy Wylie

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this book, free of charge,from Callisto press, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it, all opinions are my own.

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Learn all about raised beds―and up your gardening game, or get your kids started on a small Summer garden, for a different take on outside fun, that's educational too!

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Worried about space? Interested in bigger and better yields? 

Raised-Bed Gardening for Beginners shows you all the amazing advantages of raised-bed gardens―and how easy creating them can be. A complete primer for fresh and experienced planters alike, this book contains everything you need to know to start a happy and healthy raised-bed garden. Learn to build your bed, select the right plants, and so much more. Simple guides will have even the greenest gardeners serving up freshly picked vegetables in no time. Raised-Bed Gardening for Beginners includes:

  • Raised-bed gardening 101―From constructing a planting box to mixing and maintaining soil, step-by-step instructions make getting started easy.
  • From greenhouse to green thumb―Help your garden thrive with detailed suggestions for crop rotation, partner planting, and seed starting.
  • Perfect picks―Full profiles―plus growing and harvesting tips―for 30 popular and beginner-friendly plants make choosing the right ones for your garden a cinch.

  • Take your gardening to the next level with Raised-Bed Gardening for Beginners.

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    If you read any of last week's review, then you know that Miss grace started a small landscaping business, that included raised beds on rollers! So when the offer of checking out this book came in, I knew she would be only too happy to review the book, so this is her review!

    This book is for the new person to gardening, this book is easy to follow. It walks you through picking out what type of container garden you want- a tall one, wider short ones, or raised with glass tops to keep animals out. Once you decide, then it gives you ideas on how to make them. Then it walks you through soil types and what needs to be added, and where you need to place your beds.

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    Then there are 30 sections about different vegetables and fruit plants that grow well in raised beds. Each is 2 pages (some are 3), and cover the basics about the different plants, like when to plant and harvest, and how much sun/water they need, and what they grow well together with. I like how you can mix flowers (most edible!) with your veggies, for a fun garden. I really like this book! If you have a child in 4-H they could use it as garden project too! 

    I think it would also make a great homeschool elective text as well, with some more research, and have it has a half credit/semester project! it would also make a great gift idea!

    About the Author:

    TAMMY WYLIE was introduced to the joy of raised-bed gardens almost 30 years ago. She and her husband are lifelong gardeners, as well as the founders of Advance Greenhouses (www.advancegreenhouses.com), a website where they share advice on gardening, building greenhouses, and more. She also created and contributes to the blog Grow Your Own Food… Anywhere (www.growyourownfoodanywhere.com).

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