It’s not often you find a book that makes you feel like you are in the garden with the author.  In this post, I share with you a publication by British superstar Alys Fowler titled: The Edible Garden.

The Edible Garden Book Review Podcast

I am starting a new podcast series using a new platform called Anchor.  I hope you will check out the presentation below.  All my upcoming presentations can be found on the leading podcast players.  Details for each episode will be on my website.

The Edible Garden: How to Have Your Garden and Eat it Too!

In this video, I share a quick flip through of the book.  During the presentation, I point out what I found interesting.  Be sure to view this if you are a homesteader or a beginner in the garden – this book is for all!

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Highlights in The Edible Garden Book Review

In the book, Alys highlights interesting edible topics that caught my eye as a homesteading gal. I think what I love most about this book is Alys Fowler and I have a lot in common.  Below are the 2 highlights I took away from this publication.


I love the section on Foraging because it is something I’ve always wanted to experience safely being surrounded by woods in northwest Ohio.   Here are 3 points that stood out in the book:

  • Be sure you check with the landowner before you harvest or uproot any plants.
  • Certain plants are protected by law so check with forestry officials or landowner before foraging.  In Ohio, I would check out the Wildlife Ohio DNR.Gov site for details.
  • Be a sustainable forager and only take what you need.  This is called harvesting responsibility: seed and plants are the future.

Seed Starting – Hardening Off

Safely bringing those new seed starters out to the edible garden has always been a challenge for me.  In The Edible Garden, Book Alys points out how you can easily use a cold frame or a makeshift cold frame to shelter those new baby plants.

edible garden feature greenhouse

Interested in Purchasing The Book

I hope you will consider purchasing the book for your collection.  Please consider using my Amazon Affiliate link when purchasing The Edible Garden by Alys Fowler.  When you purchase the book or the Kindle version I get a small portion of that sale. Every little bit counts and I appreciate your support.  Here is my official link: purchase the book

Let’s Connect

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Are you ready to grow your own edible garden?

Happy Gardening,

Bren Haas

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