Friday, March 13, 2009

Bookworm Review- Fresh Food From Small Spaces

This here is my book report for The Blogging Bookworm:
Fresh Food from Small Spaces: The Square-Inch Gardener's Guide to Year-Round Growing, Fermenting, and Sprouting by R.J. Rupenthal

I won this book on a giveaway at the Crunchy Chicken blog.
A first glance my thoughts were “Jeeze- another end of the world scare book”. I was soooo wrong. This is just a delightful easy to read book that shows how everyone- Apartment dwellers with no outside space to folks who have room for gardens can grow food. This book rekindled my love of sprouting! In particular interest to me, was the section on making your own SWP (Self Watering Planters) Very similar to making an earth tainer, except he shows how to make one with using only one roughneck style container instead of two. One of those moments you slap your head and shout "why didn't I think of that? Another thought he has that I can whole heartedly agree with is if you have no outside space you can grow sprouts. He writes a very good section on sprouting, very concise and very easy to read. Let’s face it- sprouting is hardly an interesting topic, except to people like me who haven’t let go of their hippie ways. I usually yawn my way through garden books, but for some reason I could not put this one down- Mr. Rupenthal makes you want to get out and start growing! And he has a writing style that keeps your interest.

This is not a garden book with pretty pictures of unattainable garden ideas- this is a no nonsense book on using your space to grow things!

All in all- this book is very good to read, an easy read, and it makes you want to get out and grow something! I give it two green thumbs up! I was very glad to win this on Crunchy’s blog, but am afraid I will have to order another copy as I promised to Gift this one on!

1 comment:

Green Bean said...

Nice review. I'll check it out at the library. And please remember to wiggle on over to the Bookworm so that we can link back to your reivew.