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Groundbreaking Food Gardens: 73 Plans That Will Change the Way You Grow Your Garden


Forthcoming in December, 2013

By Niki Jabbour
Storey Publishing
Forthcoming: Dec 31, 2013

Vegetable gardens can be designed for flavor AND fun! Niki Jabbour, author of the best-selling The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener, has collected 73 plans for novel and inspiring food gardens from her favorite superstar gardeners, including Amy Stewart, Amanda Thomsen, Barbara Pleasant, Dave Dewitt, and Jessi Bloom. You’ll find a garden that provides salad greens 52 weeks a year, another that supplies your favorite cocktail ingredients, one that you plant on a balcony, one that encourages pollinators, one that grows 24 kinds of chile peppers, and dozens more. Each plan is fully illustrated and includes a profile of the contributor, the story behind the design, and a plant list.

Niki Jabbour is a food gardener and garden writer who lives near Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her articles have appeared in Canadian Gardening, Garden Making, Gardens East, The Heirloom Gardener, and other publications. She is the host of The Weekend Gardener, a call-in radio show that airs throughout the Maritime provinces on News 95.7 FM and Her garden boasts over 40 heirloom vegetables and herbs that keep her family eating fresh food year-round.

A Note from Niki – As an obsessive veggie gardener, I’m thrilled that we are able to harvest year-round from our 2000 square foot plot. We’re in zone 5b/6, but winters can be long and harsh. Therefore, I’m always on the hunt for a wider variety of cold tolerant crops for our winter cold frames and mini hoop tunnels – mache, mizuna, mustards, claytonia, carrots and more. It gives me a deep sense of satisfaction to be able to harvest a bounty of food in the middle of winter and be able to offer homegrown organic veggies to my family.

Find the book here.

See the author’s blog here.