Hardcover: 264 pages
Publisher: Rodale Books (March 31, 2015)
Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 1.2 x 10.3 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #678,939 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #495 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Gardening & Landscape Design > Vegetables #790 in Books > Arts & Photography > Photography & Video > Nature & Wildlife > Plants & Animals
this is a gorgeous book, and well worth the cash laid out. and i am frugal - so don't spend money eeasily. but i buy garden, farm and cookbooks to keep for life based upon their content, beauty and usefulness - and this meets all three. this is one of those books you can sit and read in small sittings, although you'll wish for more time to get farther along if you do. the photos are gorgeous, the personal experiences in the book make it memorable and differentiate from other gardening books, and the content includes extra categories to really round out the experience: recipes, vegetable fruit and flower descriptions, fruit tree advice, and chickens and bees! of course the book needs all of these, to give you that complete experience in the farm/garden of your dreams - but at the same time that is what makes this book different as it does provide it all,accomplishing it beautifully and with a sense of love and care.buy it to look at the photos and dream, then delve deeper into reading it and realizing you can achieve your dream one step at a time.kudos to for ability to pre-order months in advance so that this arrived on my doorstep day of release and i got a nice easter present for myself!
This book is well written and has such beautiful pictures. You can almost taste the wonderful fruits and vegetables when you look at these lovely pictures. Not only does it present growing fruits, vegetables and flowers but it discusses growing chickens and bees. It gives details on complete gardening from soil preparation to details on growing different types of fruits and vegetables to wonderful recipes.I highly recommend this book to anyone considering growing fruits and vegetables.
while the images were gorgeous and drool worthy, I did not find this a practical guide for a starting gardener. the information was not easily laid out and I felt has if this was more a book of photography than on how to grow vegetables. .
Benson's beautiful book, Growing Beautiful Food, is absolutely a must have for today's modern gardener. This is the book I continually kept drooling over at the bookstore, before taking the plunge and buying it. I am so grateful that I have this in my repertoire of gardening guides. Not only are the images gorgeous and compelling, Benson has a beautiful way of describing the passion and energy that goes into farming as well as all the simple and clear way of making decisions on having a successful garden. This would be a beautiful book for any backyard gardener!
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