GIVEAWAY: Uncommon Fruits for Every Garden

This Giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Margaret!!

If you know me, you know that I am constantly searching for fun new and useful plants to add to our homestead. I’ve spent countless hours on the internet trying to find uncommon edibles that I can grow here to expand our meal options as we work toward living off the land.

If only I’d found Uncommon Fruits for Every Garden sooner! This book is packed with over 20 varieties of delicious fruits most people have never even heard of. It even has a section on my newest homestead addition- Pawpaws!

If you are like me, and are eager to try new garden varieties and strange fruits your friends have never seen, I’m betting you’ll enjoy flipping through this book. You can pick up a copy at Timber Press for $11.87 (on sale!).

 Or… you can try winning one right here! Timber Press is offering a copy of Uncommon Fruits for Every Garden to one lucky New Life reader. Here’s how to enter:

For one entry simply leave a comment letting me know why you’d love to have this book!

If you REALLY want to win one, you can do any or all of these bonus entries for more chances at being chosen!

Please leave a separate comment for each additional entry method you complete.

Additional Entry Methods:

1. “Like” Timber Press on Facebook, and/ or “Like” New Life on a Homestead on Facebook (or let me know if you already do!)

2. “Share” this giveaway on Facebook

3. Tweet about the giveaway

4. Blog about the giveaway

5. Visit Timber Press and let me know any of the other books they have to offer that caught your attention.

I’ll choose one random winner on Monday, Dec. 10th at noon EST. Open to US and Canada only. (Unfortunately it is too cost prohibitive to ship outside of these areas.)

Good luck! And a big thanks again to Timber Press for supplying me a copy of this book for review, and for the giveaway!

42 thoughts on “GIVEAWAY: Uncommon Fruits for Every Garden”

  1. I visited Timber Press and WOW do they have some great books listed. I think one of my next “must haves” is The Book of Gardening Projects for Kids!

  2. What an awesome book this would be to help my husband and I decide what to add next to our little homestead. We already have added apple, cherry, pear, and plum trees, but would love ideas for some less common fruits. 🙂

  3. I visited their website and would like the book the Anxious Gardener. Since I am not very good at growing things this would be helpful.

  4. We just bought a chunk of land and hope to build next summer. I want to start a garden and can and freeze as much food as I can. We don’t have much space for a garden or food storage where we are now. I want to be able to preserve for my family and for my grown children’s families also. This looks like a book that would be awesome as I start my next stage in life.

  5. Sounds like a neat book! I’m always on the lookout for more goodies to plant in the garden, especially of the hardy/unkillable kind. 😀

  6. I recently found out I am allergic to many garden staples…potatoes. tomatoes, eggplant, all peppers, etc…siiiiigh. I am looking for new food to grow.

  7. My husband and I love the eye candy of all the fruit catalogs that are starting to come in this time of year and I would love to learn about more than the usual varieties! More to dream about for the future homestead.

    + Also you are liked on FB!

  8. When we move to out homestead/ small farm I like diversity and would like to consider these fruits along with the more traditional fruit.

  9. Been reading and enjoying your site for awhile. Our family would like to homestead in the near future! I search for hardy and different plants I’d like to try and grow, so that book is right up my ally! 🙂 The other books that look interesting on the Timber site are: Free Range Chicken Gardens, Practical Bamboos (Bamboos are so fun!), and The Self-Sustaining Garden….
    Have you thought about trying alpine strawberries? Haven’t yet- but plan to. We had our first real garden this year; so much fun! I do have some seeds of the Jamaica- Roselle plant that I hope to plant in the spring. I grew up with my mom making preserves and cranberry sauce from them.
    Take care!

  10. Timber Press has an amazing selection of books! The one that caught my eye is The Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Pacific Northwest.

  11. Last January I ripped up my lawn in my front yard and put in a garden. The one rule for the plants is that they must all be edible. I am enjoying learning about the different edible plants, in particular some of the ones less commonly grown. I live in California and can have produce from my garden year round. I’d love the win this book and learn about some new and different things I could plant!

    Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  12. I checked out Timber Press and see a ton of great books, I would like to try the Book of Gardening Projects for kids. We could have fun with that one. Thanks for the giveaway.

  13. Sounds like a wonderful book. I grow a big vegetable garden but I’ve been trying to add more fruit. So far I’ve only got strawberries, raspberries, and a couple of apple trees. I would love to add some unique fruit!

  14. I visited their website & found “Perennial for Midwestern Gardens.” I grew up in Texas, but live in Missouri now, so I need help figuring out what will survive an actual winter – not something I’m used to!

  15. We’re hoping to move to a place with a little bit of land early next year – I’d love some ideas for unique fruits we can put into our new much larger garden area.


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