The Backyard Homestead

Edited by Carleen Madigan

OPL BOOK SUMMARY:  In 2010, this book inspired me to transform a portion of my yard into a food-producing garden. Never mind that I wasn’t focused on producing all my food, this comprehensive book guided me to a truly spectacular producing garden. There is great joy in picking fresh vegetables, fruits, and herbs to make a meal. Learn how to start a small garden that works through the seasons with spinach, beets, lettuce, radishes, marigolds, tomatoes, and basil.

There are chapters on vegetables, fruits, herbs, harvesting, canning, drying, baking bread, and more. Even though my home now is an urban apartment, this book is an excellent source for my container garden.

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