Are you concerned that wheat might be causing some of your stomach upset, acne and even depression? Food is a sacred gift, but what do we do when our food is making us sick? Maybe Weeding Out Wheat can help you answer those questions. Continue reading “Weeding out Wheat Review”
Let The Heirloom Life Gardener by Jere Gettle show you how, from novice to experienced gardener, we CAN all grow our own healthy and nutritious fruits and veggies.
Have you been thinking about switching out your lawn for an edible garden instead? Let Edible Estates help you learn to grow your own food. You don’t need lots of space, just lots of inspiration and information.
If you are a humble, backyard grower who longs to have your own small orchard, you’re going to need a good book. So, here’s our review of The Backyard Orchardist, by Stella Otto. Continue reading “Book Review the Backyard Orchardist”
Here’s herb girl doing another book review on an herb book – shocker! Read on for our book review of The Cook’s Herb Garden, by Cox and Moine! It was a small, no-nonsense book that covered it’s topic well and, of course, had lovely graphics (a must for me) and simple information on herbs any cook might use in their kitchen. Continue reading “Book Review The Cook’s Herb Garden”
For a little humor, a lot of grit and some real life homesteading stories, be sure to pick up Little Heathens, Hard Times and High Spirits on an Iowa Farm During the Depression, by Mildred Armstrong Kalish. Ah, how I love books like this! Continue reading “Book Review Little Heathens, Hard Times and High Spirits on an Iowa Farm During the Depression”
I’m still plugging away at the stash of cool looking titles I pilfered from my local library and found another I thought someone out there could use. (Notice I only review the books I like? Some are just not worth my or your time!) We recently reviewed Crops in Pots and I would say that if you’re looking to learn how to container garden, you might want to pick up that one AND this one: pot it grow it eat it, by Kathryn Hawkins. Pot it grow it eat it is both simpler than Crops in Pots and slightly more complicated; the voice of the book seems to be aimed at a more mature gardener, as opposed to one just starting out. However, the pictures are good and the instructions are clear, the book being quite thorough for such a shorty. Each plant includes cultural requirements, pruning, when you’ll harvest plus ways to harvest, store and freeze the crop created. There’s also information on possible problems for each plant suggested. Each plant gets it’s own pot, plain and simple – no plant combination designs except for herbs are discussed which is why reading Crops in Pots might make for a bit more fun. There’s a large section dedicated to recipes that utilize the oodles of produce you will have from your awesome container garden; part of the point of the book seems to be to inspire you to both plant and cook! The book even includes a section on how to grow mushrooms which is something I’ve become interested in lately.
Overall, although I wasn’t dazzled or enthralled, I found it to be worth a read (you can always learn something!), especially if what you need to learn how to do is garden in pots. Look at your ever-increasing skill set! Someday people will write songs about you…
If you’d like to learn to grow food alongside your flowers in your garden, all-in-one-garden just might be the book for you. Continue reading “Book Review All-In-One-Garden by Graham Rice”
Are you gardening in pots because of space constraints or simply because you enjoy the versatility of growing food in containers. If you need a little container gardening information, I suggest you look at Crops in Pots, by Bob Purnell. Continue reading “Container Gardening with Crops in Pots”
Learn to make your own pantry staples at home! Stop wasting money at the store on items you can easily make yourself. Make yours a Homemade Pantry. Continue reading “Book Review The Homemade Pantry”