**This Giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Edie (edieb…@gmail.com)! And a big thanks to all who entered.
Here’s a fun new book from Timber Press: The Speedy Vegetable Garden by Mark Diacono & Lia Leendertz.
Typically, vegetable gardening is about the long view: peas sown in spring aren’t harvested until summer, and tomatoes started indoors in February can’t be eaten until July. But it’s not true for all plants. Some things can be planted and eaten in weeks, days, even hours.
The Speedy Vegetable Garden highlights more than 50 quick crops, with complete information on how to sow, grow, and harvest each plant, and sumptuous photography that provides inspiration and a visual guide for when to harvest. In addition to instructions for growing, it also provides recipes that highlight each crop’s unique flavor, like chickpea-sprout hummus, stuffed tempura zucchini flowers, and a paella featuring calendula.
Sprouted seeds are the fastest. Microgreens can be harvested in weeks: cilantro, 14 days after planting; arugula and fennel in 10 days. And a handful of vegetable varieties grow more quickly than their slower relatives, like dwarf French beans (60 days), cherry tomatoes (65 days), and early potatoes (75 days).
The Speedy Vegetable Garden puts fresh, seed-to-table food at your fingertips, fast!
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! I’m thinking this book could also be a great tool for teaching children (who can tend to be impatient when waiting for results) how to grow foods from seed, and enjoy them fresh from the picking. The authors even included simple recipes you can use with your harvests. I can’t wait to try some of these tips at home!
If you tend to wring your hands in anticipation of the first of your crops, or you get Spring fever in mid-January and are just dying to get something fresh from your garden, this book has some fantastic tips to get food from seed to your table fast.
Right now you can buy a copy at Timber Press….
Or… you can try to win one first!
Our friends at Timber Press have offered one of my lucky readers a chance to win their very own copy of The Speedy Vegetable Garden… wanna win?!
Simply leave a comment here letting me know why you’d love to add this book to your bookshelf!
I’ll choose one random winner on Monday, April 29th at 9pm EST. Open to residents in US and Canada.
A big thanks to Timber Press for providing a copy for me to review, and one to giveaway.