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"This is it. I have never seen a more concise and accurate guide to starting a vegetable garden. As an experienced gardener, I believe that you have covered every topic to help a beginner get a fast start on a new garden." --Maryanne Barrows, Redwood City, CA
"Before reading this booklet, I told first time gardeners they needed to start with a comprehensive gardening manual like Square Foot Gardening or The Self-Sufficient Gardener. Once again, Ruppenthal has shown us that less is more. I will be telling young people to get this book instead." --Gene Smith, St. Louis, MO
"You teach gardening in a simple, step-by-step manner from the ground up. It's a little book that will help a lot of people plant vegetables and be healthy." --Nancy Ahn, Cupertino, CA
From the Author
I meet a lot of first time gardeners and people who want to try vegetable gardening at home. Several people have asked me to write a short, simple, no-nonsense guide to starting a garden from scratch. Here, at long last, is the first of two volumes on starting a vegetable garden. If you're thinking of growing organic vegetables at home, this book should help you. VOLUME 1 covers how to create garden beds, raised beds, and container gardens on your lawn, yard, patio, rooftop, balcony, deck, or doorstep. VOLUME 2 leads you through how to plant and grow vegetables, care for your plants, and enjoy an outstanding harvest. Happy growing! --R.J.
If you are browsing through the many, many garden ebooks on Amazon and just aren't sure witch books are going to really give you something good in return for your money-Let me reassure you this one will! This book is worth every penny. This book covers all the basics you need to know to get started. This author is my favorite garden author out of all the ebook authors on Amazon because he writes so well. I have many of his books on gardening and have found them all to be a valuable resource to my Kindle library. (They are all in my favorites list)
I am an experienced organic gardener and I have gleaned a lot of useful ideas and tips for gardening from his books. I don't know the author but I do highly recommend his books. Why? Because you actually get really good gardening information and advice that will actually make you a better gardener. This book is a great place to start if you want to grow your own food. The book is clear, easy to read, and easy to understand.
I was looking to transform some nasty soil into growing matter and this book was extremely complete and step-by-step. Not only did I get the help I needed for a traditional garden, but many new ideas that could be used in apartments, condos, on a patio at home or work. I am now looking to expand my original plans. Also, problems with spacing of certain plants has been eliminated with the new ideas for how to plant. The pennies you spend on this is worth a semester of master gardening expertise.
This is a comprehensive, and quite wide ranging book filled with imaginative and creative notions for the garden. Which translates to: There's something for everyone in here! They cover the basics very nicely but, also, show that there's room to personalize by exploring your own preferences. There's something for everyone inside here...whether you want to have one unusual potted plant, or a field of veggies growing...this book will kick-start you and your project. I'd highly recommend it!
This is an excellent book for beginning gardeners as well as intermediate gardeners as well. The author does a great job of explaining container gardens, making compost and more importantly proper PH for different plants. I was impressed with his analysis of just how much money you can save by growing even part of your own food. I would have preferred to get his whole book as 1 unit for a larger price than breaking it down into two separate books but this is apparently the current marketing plan on Amazon.
My only major problem with this book is his talking about reducing carbon in the atmosphere. This is GLOBAL WARMING THEORY that is not proved by the facts. CO2 is not a pollutant but is valuable for growing vegetables and trees. We have had over 150 years of Industrial Revolution and we have just 40/100,000ths of 1% in the air. This is because not only does CO2 not rise into the atmosphere (it is heavier than air gas and sinks to the ground when released) The plants and trees suck it up faster than we can release it.
The reviewer is the author of the new Kindle book entitled: Sex Education For Adults Secrets to Amazing Sex And Happily Ever After Too
Very Easy Book to read. very good ideas for starting our own garden. this is a good book to get you started and explains everything you need to know from A-Z. the writer did a great job at conveying what was written effectively.