Friday, February 6, 2009

Fresh Food frrom Small Spaces by R. J. Ruppenthal

Fresh Food from Small Spaces is a practical, comprehensive, and downright fun guide to growing food in small spaces without relying on complicated and energy-intensive systems like indoor lighting and hydroponics. Readers will learn how to transform their balconies and windowsills into productive vegetable gardens, their countertops into sprout and mushroom farms, and their patios into a haven for honeybees and chickens. Amazing, almost no space is too small or too dark to raise food.

This was actually quite interesting and informative. I wasn't sure how much would be helpful since I don't have a space issue myself, but it really was packed full of info any gardener can use.

There were great sections of raised beds, composting, growing mushrooms, making fermented foods (sauerkraut and yogurt), and even keeping chickens and bees. And a chapter on sprouting, which the author seems quite fond of.

This one gets eight stars for the breadth of information presented and the various ideas given.

Rating: ★★★★★★★☆☆


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