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on August 13, 2011
If you're anything like me I think you will love this book. As a little girl I loved to hide out in a tee-pee fort of pea vines in our country garden. I'm now a wife and mother. I've made my tee-pee in a small condo in the city of Seattle.
Amy has written this book in a very to the point manner. It is not an encyclopedia. It is not written for a Master Gardener. It is written for folks like me who somehow got tumbleweeded into the condo city life who long for their own little patch of green. The hardest part is planning a small garden, I think. Her book will give you PLENTY of ideas without overwhelming you. Once you have planned, planted, watered and patiently waited now comes the best part...eating!
The latter half of the book is recipes and ideas for your balcony bounty. Amy's recipes are simple and amazing. Her first book Urban Pantry got me hooked on her style of cooking. Her recipes are unique, easy, economical and super tasty.
Because of Amy Pennington I don't feel like I need to wait to move to the country for my dream garden. My balcony is 8 feet by 4 feet. I am growing squash, violetta beans, dill, sage, borage, German chamomile, french zucchini, black krim tomatoes, lemon balm, strawberries, two kinds of lettuces, and a rose geranium. I also have a little worm farm out there too.
If you are a tumbleweed in the city like me, please don't wait any longer. In my opinion, buy both books from Amy: Apartment Garden and Urban Pantry. Break all the rules and start living your best city life.