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The First-Time Gardener

Growing Vegetables: All the know-how and encouragement you need to grow - and fall in love with!...

Jessica Sowards



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Voyageur Press
02 February 2021
Planting your first vegetable garden can be intimidating; it's tough to know where to start. Before you sink your hands into the soil, you want answers to all of those questions rolling around inside your head. In Growing Vegetables (The First-Time Gardener), you'll find the answers you're looking for.

* Where do I put my new garden? * How do I prepare the soil? * What vegetables should I plant? * Is it better to start new plants from seed or should I buy transplants? * What about watering, feeding, and taking care of my garden? * What do I do if bugs show up?

Homesteader Jessica Sowards, the warm and vivacious host of YouTube's Roots and Refuge Farm, is the perfect teacher for new gardeners, offering not just know-how but inspiration and time-management tips for success. Not only will you learn how to prepare, plant, and tend your first vegetable garden, you'll also learn how to design an eco-friendly layout, how to grow with the seasons, and how to maximise your harvest, even if you only grow in a small space. Jessica wants your first food-growing experience to be a positive one, and she's prepared to go the distance to make sure tending the earth becomes your new favourite hobby. There are no stupid questions here. Everyone has to start somewhere, after all. A single growing season is all it takes to fall in love with growing your own healthy, organic, nutrient-dense food. With Jessica as your guide, you'll soon discover all the satisfactions, challenges, and great joys of growing your own food garden.

This book is part of The First-Time Gardeners Guides series from Cool Springs Press, which also includes The First-Time Gardeners Guide to Growing Plants and Flowers. Each book in The First-Time Gardeners Guides series is aimed at beginner gardeners and offers clear, fact-based information that's presented in a friendly and accessible way, including step-by-step instructions and full-colour illustrations throughout.
By:   Jessica Sowards
Imprint:   Voyageur Press
Country of Publication:   United States
Volume:   1
Dimensions:   Height: 254mm,  Width: 203mm, 
ISBN:   9780760368725
ISBN 10:   0760368724
Series:   The First-Time Gardener's Guides
Pages:   176
Publication Date:   02 February 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Jessica Sowards is a native Arkansan who is homesteading, gardening, and sharing her journey through social media. She and her husband, Jeremiah, are raising their six children on a small hobby farm in the Central Arkansas region. They share their lives on their YouTube channel, Roots and Refuge Farm. Jessica is passionate about gardening, growing food, and equipping others to do the same.

Reviews for The First-Time Gardener: Growing Vegetables: All the know-how and encouragement you need to grow - and fall in love with! - your brand new food garden

Beautifully and profusely illustrated throughout in full color photography...the ideal and unreservedly recommended addition to personal, school, and community library Gardening & Horticulture instructional reference collections. * Midwest Book Review * ... answers every question from where to put the garden to how to prepare soil to deciding which veggies to plant. * CNN Underscored * Sowards welcomes new gardeners to growing vegetables with a cheerful voice and a can-do attitude. -- Heather Prince * American Gardener * Sowards is also a gifted writer. Her words bring the many acts and facts of gardening to life and illustrate her principles as vividly as her photographs. * Provincetown Independent *

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