GrowVeg: The Beginner’s Guide to Easy Vegetable Gardening

Storey. Mar. 2021. 240p. ISBN 9781635862928. $19.95. GARDENING
The mission of UK-based is to “open up the wonders of homegrown, organic gardening to everyone.” Vanheems, who also stars in the website’s popular YouTube videos, provides straightforward instruction for the beginner gardener to get started growing garden vegetables of all kinds, in spaces of all sizes. Vanheems guides gardeners through the entire process of growing their first garden. Chapters cover everything from choosing a location to adding organic matter, starting seeds, transplanting, watering, harvesting the first crops, and more. For those short on in-ground soil, alternative methods for growing some vegetables are presented, such as potatoes grown in a trash can, carrots grown in a basket, and chilis grown in a bucket. A variety of simple and accessible garden projects are also included, such as making a hanging garden from a wardrobe organizer, a wormery, a bug hotel, and a pallet planter.
VERDICT Beginning gardeners who are eager to get their hands dirty will find both inspiration and practical information in this accessible, colorful, and highly illustrated volume.
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