Vegetable Gardening Made Easy: Simple Tips & Tricks to Grow Your Best Garden Ever (Hardcover)
Illustrated with gorgeous photographs of inspiring gardens, projects in process, and tempting homegrown vegetables, and authored by Resh Gala, a professional kitchen garden designer, Vegetable Gardening Made Easy is filled with valuable advice every food gardener can use.
No matter the size of your garden or your experience level, backyard veggie gardeners like you can use the practical information found inside to grow a more productive (and beautiful!) edible garden.Discover an abundance of useful tidbits on everything from designing the garden and starting from seed to maximizing production, managing pests naturally, and preserving the harvest.
Organized in a stylish and easy-to-use format that prevents overwhelm, each page explains and illustrates an essential piece of core advice, offering plenty of eco-friendly information to lead you to success without making you feel like you need a science degree to make it happen. The format is perfect for today’s time-starved gardeners!
Among the abundance of growing tips and solutions, you’ll find advice on:
- Adding healthy biodiversity to your soil and boosting it with micronutrients
- Growing straighter carrots, spicier peppers, and plumper radishes
- Pruning tomatoes to enhance yields
- Hand-pollinating cucumbers and squash for higher production
- Choosing which crops to grow based on your space and needs
- Creative ways to sow tiny seeds
- Simple how-tos for preparing your harvest
- Storing onions, garlic, and potatoes long-term
- What to do when your plants turn yellow, have holes, or look sickly
Vegetable Gardening Made Easy is smart garden know-howpresented by a professional kitchen gardener who has “been there, done that” and wants nothing more than to see you succeed. Make it easy and make it fun!
Resh Gala is a small-space organic gardener from New Jersey who is passionate about encouraging people to grow their own food and live their best lives. She is also the founder and owner of a minority- and woman-owned business, Hundred Tomatoes LLC, that designs and installs organic kitchen gardens in NJ and surrounding areas. An Allotment Gardener at non-profit organization Duke Farms Community Gardens (part of the Dorris Duke Foundation), she also has an MBA degree in Marketing and Strategy. Resh was named 2020 Gardener of the Year by Burpee Home Gardens.
“A complete seed to harvest guide from an experienced vegetable gardener with lots of great tips and ideas for new and seasoned vegetable gardeners alike. Resh provides both inspiration and all the practical steps to building and tending a productive vegetable garden.”—Niki Jabbour, author of The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener and Growing Under Cover
“Resh offers so many great hints and tips for aspiring gardeners. A comprehensive hand-holding into the world of small-scale food growing, Resh’s motivating can-do approach is a gift for all of those either starting their food growing adventure or looking to up their garden game.”—Christian Douglas, founder of The Backyard Farm Co.
"Resh designed, installed, and planted our beautiful organic vegetable garden, and just like she did with us at our home, she has now done for everyone -- creating what is essentially ‘Gardening for Dummies’ -- but in her signature sweet touch, never once makes you feel like one. Resh empowers you to learn and thrive in your garden... and grow some seriously delicious food." —Jamie and Brian Stelter, television hosts
"Resh's book is the perfect resource for anyone looking to start growing food. It’s a thoughtfully written collection of research and first-hand experience, filled with garden knowledge, tips and tricks."—Char and Marv @plantedinthegarden
“Vegetable Gardening Made Easy is overflowing with real-life tips, inspirational photos, and practical steps to succeed at gardening – from initial design through harvest time. I love the way Resh sprinkled in questions and answers about dozens of common issues new gardeners may ponder, like “Why are my carrots deformed?” All in all, this is an approachable and comprehensive must-read for new and blossoming gardeners alike!” —Deanna Talerico, gardening educator and creator of Homestead and Chill
“Resh is a fantastic gardener who embodies simplifying gardening for beginners so they have more success, more harvests, with less issues – this book is further testament to that! A fantastic starting off point for beginner growers.”—Kevin Espiritu @EpicGardening, author of Epic Homesteading and The Field Guide to Urban Gardening