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Amy Pennington: Apartment Gardening : Plants, Projects, and Recipes for Growing Food in Your Urban Home (Paperback); 2011 Edition Paperback – 1679
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So here are the cons:
Illustrations of the more complicated ideas would have been helpful. e.g., worming migration in the bin. Almost half the book was recipes. Needed more gardening. Concentrated on Terrace and Patio gardening not specifically apartment gardening. Geared towards the northwest. Author's wording didn't seem to corresponding to current gardening vernacular, i.e. full sun versus shade which I believe she meant direct light vs. indirect, no mention of zones, etc. I think it is a mistake to leave out some of the more common herbs, e.g., Rosemary: mentioned as a perennial but then nothing about growing it. Same with basil and sage. Even a note saying the following herbs cab be treated the same way would have been helpful, e.g. Sage and basil can be treated the same as lemon verbena as far as watering, etc.( this is not true just a fictitious example)
I thought the recipes were very helpful. It was a great idea to demonstrate the produce in actual recipes.
A good introduction to worming.( enough to know that it will probably be too overwhelming for me to attempt)Some very handy tips on fertilizer, composting, a pretty detailed plan for getting started(although this could not have been detailed enough for me), sustaining your garden, etc. She helped bridge some important gaps from outside and inside gardening that other books have glossed over.
All in all a lot of helpful information geared to producing. But, as I said I needed apartment gardening so 3 stars for a very good perspective of pertinent side subject; terrace gardening.
To be blunt -- the good reviews -- and by those, I mean particularly those that mention the author by first and last name -- smack of publisher/family/friends . . . .not that it's a bad book I just wouldn't pay money for it.
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