Book Review: The 1-Minute Gardener


1-minute-gardenerRRP: $49.99

Fabian Capomolla and Mat Pember are The Little Veggie Patch Co., an incredibly busy Melbourne-based business that specialises in helping people grow their own food no matter how much space they have.

Together, they have taken the mystery out of – and put the fun back into – growing fruit and vegetables. No matter how much or how little space you have, this book will help you grow your own food in no time.

What’s inside it?

Containing 70 skills you need for growing food in small spaces, this book has all the information a beginner gardener needs to start planting, take care of a garden and harvest your own homegrown produce.

There are some great tips on how to create and prep your garden space before you get started; even if you don’t have a lot of space at home. You could have a garden vege patch, a planter box, a number of pots, or a hanging wall garden and still find great advice in these pages.

From tasks as simple as planting seeds and spacing plants, to more complex gardening jobs like hand-pollination and pruning fruit trees, 1-Minute Gardener is a handy encyclopaedia packed with bite-sized tips that will help turn you into a pro gardener.

This book also covers off other useful skills including dehydrating vegetables, fending off pests and ‘theming’ your vegetable patch.

Read it if…

You want to start gardening. Vibrant pictures, fun ideas and easy to understand instructions make this a great guide for any beginner gardener. Get it if you want to grow your own fresh produce but need some help to get your patch started and maintain it.

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