I’ll be highlighting books that I am reading (or re-reading) on all sorts of topics this year — Douglas
Raised Bed Revolution is an amazing resource guide to all aspects of raised bed gardening. Tackling the why and how, it gives excellent examples, plans and directions for making everything from traditional raised beds to easy access beds for the elderly and the disabled to practical beds for growing vegetables and herbs to decorative planters that both grow well and look good.
Once your raised beds are built, Raised Bed Revolution gives you examples of what plants you can grow there — from garlic to lettuce to potatoes and more! This is a book that could find a welcome place on any gardener’s shelf and be referenced again and again.
** My version of this book was available from the Los Angeles Public Library
Join the revolution and create a beautiful raised bed garden with inspiration from the ultimate raised bed gardening guidebook!
Raised bed gardening is the fastest-growing garden strategy today, and Raised Bed Revolution is its ultimate guidebook. The book includes information about size requirements for constructing raised beds, height suggestions, types of materials you can use, and creative tips for fitting the maximum garden capacity into small spaces–including vertical gardening.
Enhanced with gorgeous photography, this book covers subjects such as growing-medium options, rooftop gardening, cost-effective gardening solutions, planting tips, watering strategies (automatic water drip systems and hand watering), and more. The process of creating and building raised beds is a cinch, too, thanks to the extensive gallery of design ideas and step-by-step projects.
This gardening strategy is taking serious root. Why? Several reasons:
– Raised beds allow gardeners to practice space efficiency as well as accessibility (the beds can be customized to be any height).
– Raised beds permit gardeners to use their own soil, and they can be designed with wheels for easy portability if partial sunlight is a problem.
– Water conservation is easier for gardeners who use raised beds.
– Pest control is assisted because most garden pests can’t make the leap up into the raised bed. For yards that struggle with drainage, raised bed gardening offers a no-brainer solution. Raised beds simply create a more interesting yard!
Find out more about why everyone is joining the raised bed revolution. You can roll up your sleeves and join it, too!
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Check it out! † Available from the LA Public Library
Previously in (Re)Reading:
- Bread Is Gold by Massimo Bottura
- Mozart’s Starling by Lyanda Lynn Haupt
- Milk Street: The New Home Cooking by Christopher Kimble
- The Wildcrafted Cocktail: Make Your Own Foraged Syrups, Bitters, Infusions, and Garnishes by Ellen Zacho
- 3-Ingredient Cocktails: An Opinionated Guide to the Most Enduring Drinks in the Cocktail Canon by Robert Simonson
- Chemistry: A Novel by Weike Wong
- Back Pocket Pasta by Colu Henry
- Steal like an artist 10 things nobody told you about being creative by Austin Kleon