The Speedy Vegetable Garden

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Timber Press (OR)
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8.0 X 8.6 X 0.8 inches | 0.01 pounds

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About the Author

Mark Diacono runs the pioneering Otter Farm where he makes use of the changing climate to grow a wide range of food that is usually sourced from warmer climes. An award-winning journalist and photographer, Mark is also well known for his lectures, courses and work at River Cottage. Lia Leendertz is a freelance journalist who writes for The Guardian and Gardens Illustrated, in addition to her award-winning blog. She studied horticulture at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh, where she shares an allotment.


"A colorful, mouth-watering guide to (almost) instant gratification in the garden. . . . For those looking for something new in the kitchen and the garden, this is an attractive guide." --Publishers Weekly

"With sources and index, this unusual vegetable-growing book should attract anyone interested in planting a kitchen garden." --Booklist

"Some people don't have room for an expansive garden. Others don't have the time. Lia Leendertz and Mark Diacono have solved both problems with The Speedy Vegetable Garden. Their 208-page book gives readers step-by-step instructions on how to grow and harvest fresh vegetables in the blink of an eye." --Chicago Tribune

"A book to order and have at your side when you are poring over seed catalogs." --Gardens Illustrated

"I absolutely love this book! I love the idea of learning how to sprout seeds, and knowing which types of foods can be grown in just a matter of days. What a great resource not only for everyday use, but for emergency situations as well!" --New Life on a Homestead

"An excellent reference book for anyone trying to get children interested in gardening, dealing with a short growing season, or simply lacking in patience." --Eat Drink Better

"This book makes vegetable growing fast, fun, and pain-free as it guides readers through cultivation, recommended varieties, and harvesting their new garden." --Michigan Gardener

"This will be the new go-to guide for sprouting and picking vegetable varieties that are quick to produce." --Garden Therapy

"The young authors provide plenty of photos, illustrations, recipes, and inspiration for those who have little space, not much time, or dwindling patience for growing a full-size garden. Plenty of how-to help is included." --Muskogee Phoenix Online