07 Mar '12, 11am

3 Books to Help You Grow Beautiful Edible Gardens From Yard, Deck, or Rooftop

Growing some of the food you eat because you’re trying to reduce your food miles, vote with your plate by eating heritage foods, or just want to eat healthier, is a lot easier than most people think. The biggest obstacles, in my experience, are deciding what to plant and where to plant it. Here are three books I recommend to put you on the path of edible gardening, whether you have an expansive suburban yard or a small space in which to garden, you can harvest delicious herbs, fruits and vegetables that you can then turn into a meal. 1. Creating an Edible Landscape Rosalind Creasy literally wrote the book on edible landscaping 25 years ago. The original Edible Landscaping (Sierra Club Books, 1992) popularized the idea of the edible front yard. Today, there are pale imitations of Edible Landscaping promising to help you mow less by pulling out the lawn, and grow more of the...

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