As Heard on The Daily Gardener Podcast:
This book came out in 1986. And in 2005, it was back in print by popular demand.
Now, as per usual, Robert is ahead of the curve here. He's talking about incorporating edibles into the landscape, and he was doing this way back in the eighties.
So props to Robert. Now, what I love about all of Robert Kirk's books. It is how practical and experience-based is advisive.
And as with his other books, he also puts tons of resources at the end of this book. So make sure to check that out.
In this book, Robert mainly focuses on the edible plants you can put in your garden. That will help fertilize the soil and attract beneficial insects like pollinators and then provide additional benefits like helping your garden with issues like erosion or sheltering your home from cold heat and wind.
Robert also talks about how to incorporate edibles in trouble spots. So think about areas where water is a problem, or you may not get much sun.
Well. Robert guides you through all that and makes edible suggestions for those areas.
In this book, Robert also talks about making your soil better.
He walks you through a ton of tree pruning styles. And he even dishes up some gourmet recipes.
Because, of course, if you're growing edibles, you will want to eat them. That's the best part.
This book is 382 pages of edible landscaping from a master. Robert installed his very first edible landscape back in 1978. And he brings all of that experience to bear in this fantastic resource.
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