I received this book for free from amazon in exchange for my honest opinions/ review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Mini Farming: How to Create a Sustainable Organic Garden in Your Backyard You Can Be Proud Of (Small Space Gardening) by Better Gardening Guides
Published by self on March 18, 2015
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Do you want a successful garden or mini farm in your backyard?
Do you not know where to start to create a sustainable organic garden?
Do you worry that your garden won’t be something to be proud of?
Well worry no more. A sustainable organic garden is within reach.
|I have had a vegetable garden for a few years now, and still consider myself a beginner – there is always something more to learn about growing vegetables. Books like this make me wonder if I’m not really a beginner gardener anymore, because the book didn’t contain anything new for me, which was disappointing to say the least.
The book is very short, is divided up into various subjects, but the information presented is extremely basic, and there is too much information missing. The author talks about the different types of soil, but doesn’t tell you when to plant a particular crop. There were a few comments that made me wonder how much the author even knew about the subject, such as suggestion that you should put your compost pile away from your home because of the smell. I’ve never found a compost pile that smelled, including my own. (manure piles, yes; compost, no).
I wasn’t sure who the author was actually targeting with this book, because the basic information seemed like it was aimed at beginners, but because so much basic information was left (like how to actually grown crops) off, it felt like it was aimed at more advanced gardeners. The premise is on how to grow a lot of crops in a small amount of space, but the author doesn’t even offer one garden plan.
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