Spring is officially here and many people are making plans for their yearly vegetable gardens. If you are one of these people, the library received a couple of books this week that might help.
Small-Space Vegetable Gardens by Andrea Bellamy. This informative book will help you grow delicious foods even if you only have a small space available for your garden. You will learn how to plan and build your garden on a balcony, in a raised bed or in any small space that might be available. It will show you how to sow, grow and harvest an abundance of fresh vegetables all season long. Included are lots of color photographs showing creative solutions to the unique demands of a limited growing space. Also included is an A-Z guide to the best small-space varieties of plants.
Epic Tomatoes: How to Select & Grow the Best Varieties of All Time by Craig LeHoullier. Tomato expert Craig LeHoullier shows you how to grow and harvest the best tomatoes ever in this practical and beautiful guide. You will learn the history of this fascinating fruit (yes, tomatoes are actually fruit even though many think of them as vegetables) Included are descriptions of 33 varieties of tomato with photographs. There are step-by-step instructions for starting the seeds, transplanting them and helping them grow to maturity. There are solutions to many of the common problems that tomato growers face, and even a few recipes to help you use your harvest in creative and delicious ways.