As Heard on The Daily Gardener Podcast:
Food Grown Right, In Your Backyard by Colin McCrate and Brad Halm
This book came out in 2012, and the subtitle is A Beginner's Guide To Growing Crops At Home.
Well, this book has a special place in my heart because it's one of the first books I bought to learn how to grow food in my own backyard.
Colin and Brad founded the Seattle Urban Farm Company and they love to answer questions that are posed by first-time-gardeners such as: Do I really need to buy fertilizer? What on earth is that creature doing on my tomatoes or my backyard is too small? How can I make space for a garden?
Well, luckily, Collin and Brad answer all of these questions and more. Their book covers garden size and design for any setting (including container gardens). They also cover soil types, watering, and irrigation. And then they go into things like plant profiles, garden tools and crop planning.
And I love what Urban Farm Magazine wrote about Collin and Brad's book. They said,
“Collin and Brad proved that anyone can develop a green thumb.”
I can't think of any higher praise.
This book is 320 pages of a backyard gardening masterclass, helping you to grow food in your own backyard.
You can get a copy of Food Grown Right, In Your Backyard by Colin McCrate and Brad Halm and support the show using the Amazon Link in today's Show Notes for around $15
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