How to Grow Anything: Food Gardening for Everyone
Growing your own food is one of the most rewarding things you can do. While starting a garden may sound intimidating to some, nearly everyone can grow a few herbs, fruits, or vegetables. And as gardening pros know, nothing beats the freshness of a crisp vegetable right off the vine, a sweet fruit plucked from the tree or a savory herb from your window box.
Best of all, gardening is something you can get started on right away:
- Grow micro-greens and sprouts year-round in a matter of weeks.
- Start growing oyster mushrooms—in your basement!
- Jump-start your local growing season by planting seeds indoors.
How to Grow Anything: Food Gardening for Everyone is a practical guide for cultivating fresh produce from seed to harvest. Taught by renowned horticulturist Melinda Myers, these 12 hands-on lessons are chock full of tips and tricks for novice gardeners and green thumbs alike. Here, you’ll discover all the practical knowledge you need to:
- Enjoy windowsill herbs such as chives, basil, rosemary, dill, and thyme.
- Harvest garden staples such as tomatoes, peppers, squash, pumpkins, and potatoes.
- Learn to grow nutritious and beautiful vegetables, including kale, Swiss chard, and rhubarb.
- Cultivate fruits from strawberries and raspberries to pears and plum trees.
Prepare Any Space for a Lush Garden
Whether you’re growing indoors or outside, preparation is the key. Ms. Myers walks you through every step of the process, including:
- Soil preparation
- Sunlight requirements
- Proper watering
You’ll get a comprehensive guide to:
- Topsoil and mulch
- Fertilizers and pest management
- Composting and other sustainable gardening practices
- Water wise gardening strategies
- Row covers, cold frames, and greenhouses to extend the season
Practical Tips and Hands-on Tricks
Whether you simply want to grow herbs for your homemade spaghetti sauce or you dream of cultivating a dazzling orchard, How to Grow Anything: Food Gardening for Everyone offers everything you need to grow fresh food right outside—or inside—your home.