Rebel Gardening: A Beginner’s Handbook to Organic Urban Gardening

Watkins. Apr. 2023. 272p. ISBN 9781786786913. $26.95. GARDENING
Vitale, who hosts the YouTube channel the Spicy Moustache, demonstrates how to create an organic kitchen garden in this detailed and useful debut. Vitale addresses new gardeners with urban plots and other small spaces, but his advice is widely applicable and will also benefit readers who have more room to plant or have years of gardening experience. Regardless of whether he is outlining how to build a vertical garden with water bottles or how to harvest microorganisms, he writes about the gardening process in a supportive, interesting, and companionable tone that invites rereading and consultation. The text begins with a brief overview of Vitale’s aesthetic and key methods before outlining how to draft a garden plan and then plant and work a productive kitchen garden. The main body of the book consists of sections devoted to growing food, including advice on plants that beginners might wish to consider. The design of the book, with illustrated annotations on the page and scattered vibrant images, is eye-catching. Gardeners will benefit by spending time with Vitale.
VERDICT Make space for this volume; it’s the kind of book that can hook a reader.
Comment Policy:
  • Be respectful, and do not attack the author, people mentioned in the article, or other commenters. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane, or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the topic at hand may be deleted.
  • Comments may be republished in print, online, or other forms of media.
  • If you see something objectionable, please let us know. Once a comment has been flagged, a staff member will investigate.



We are currently offering this content for free. Sign up now to activate your personal profile, where you can save articles for future viewing