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Jul 152013
 

Grow your own food

Grow your own food

Can you think of anything nicer than preparing a meal from produce grown in your own garden? Whether you own a window box or a meadow, every outdoor space can yield a fine crop of fruit or vegetables. Plant some delicious cut-and-come again salads in a window box, plan a ‘square foot’ garden on a four-foot square plot, or use your flowerbed to grow decorative vegetables and flowers together. Growing your own food doesn’t have to be time-consuming or expensive. A few packets of seeds and so

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  1. 14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    Broad overview book, April 5, 2012
    By 
    Karen (USA) –

    This review is from: Grow your own food (Kindle Edition)

    This book contains some great ideas but lacks details.
    It is targeted at a reader who lives in the outskirts of the suburbs or in a rural area with room to spread out. There is a chapter about container gardening, but most of the book is large scale including a section on keeping animals and another on moving to a farm. I will take a few notes about companion plants, but at the end of the day this book doesn’t have the specifics I was looking for, nor does it address the scale of gardening I do.

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  2. 7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    General set of articles jammed together, interesting nonetheless, April 7, 2012
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    Sandra Martinez (Florida) –
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    This review is from: Grow your own food (Kindle Edition)

    I just read the book. It is interesting and covers the basics of food gardening from a theoretical standpoint. It doesn’t have a person as author and the writing shows clearly that it is more a set of articles to introduce the subject than in depth information. It seems to be written by a ghost writer, not someone with practical knowledge.

    I don’t personally agree with part of what it says, like the treatment of weeds (most of the named are edible and highly nutritious). I do agree with others, like the mention of dandelion for salads. Some of the information, like what to plant close to what, is something to ponder.

    The last page of the ebook shows a couple of links to other products being sold, hopefully they do contain practical information.

    I gave it three stars because the writer did a good job, even when he/she might have never planted anything in his/her life. To the publisher…. they could have given more information. With so little practical info they are surely losing sales of the books promoted.

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  3. 6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    Mostly A Waste of Time, April 9, 2012
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    Grandma (Vermont, USA) –
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    This review is from: Grow your own food (Kindle Edition)

    Grow your own food seems to be nothing more than a cobbled together republication of part of “Downshift to the Good Life” by Lynn Huggins-Cooper, published in the UK by The Infinite Ideas Company Limited in 2005. While the book is long on ideas, it is very short on specifics.

    Grandma’s Opinion: This book is mostly a waste of time. If you want great ideas about preserving food or making compost or raising vegetables, buy one of the very well regarded GoTO books specific to those topics. Or see the Internet.

    Not recommended

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