Vegetables, Chickens & Bees by ARTHUR, CARSON

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ISBN 9780147530615 Random House Group: Random House US 2019 p Paperback

Carson Arthur is Canada’s go-to gardening expert. Over his 17-year career, Carson has worked with people across Canada on gardening, homesteading, and urban farming. He is part of the Cityline team and his shows appear on networks such as HGTV, ION, Global, Discovery, and Hallmark; he contributes to multiple publications, including The Toronto Sun and Outdoor Lifestyle magazine; and is the brand spokesperson for several companies, including Black + Decker, Lee Valley Tools, and Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate.p>

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For anyone who’s ever wanted to grow their own food, comes gardening guru Carson Arthur’s honest, and often hilarious, advice for any and every skill level and space. Everyone appreciates the glory of a fresh vine-ripened vegetable, but how do you successfully grow your own? Nobody wants to see their vegetable dreams die the tragic death of a #gardenfail! That is where Carson Arthur comes in- garden guru, hobby farmer, and foodie, Carson has a wealth of knowledge to guide your gardening decisions and set you up for success with delicious veggies–in any space. Six years ago, Carson bought a small plot of land two hours outside of the city to try his hand at having his own farm. To be fair, as a gardener by trade, and with a childhood spent on an apple farm, he had a little experience to back him up! Now he’s translating all of that into Vegetables, Chickens & Bees, so you’ll be ready to start growing your own food, in whatever space you’ve got. Whether it’s a backyard, a rooftop, a balcony or even just a window ledge, this book has everything you need to know about sunlight, space, soil, seeds, and setup. Also included are primers on keeping your own chickens and bees–and the questions you need to ask if you’re thinking about farm fresh eggs and backyard honey! Carson provides very real advice on how to choose the right type of garden for you, how to prepare your dirt and seeds, and gives step-by-step guidance for 20 key veggies you can grow–as well as how to dodge the many pitfalls out there (like checking about the locations of cable wires and gas lines before you start digging up your yard, or the fact that absolutely everything wants to kill your chickens.) Then, he gives 22 of his favourite recipes (one for each key vegetable, plus eggs and honey) so you can have delicious options for everything you grow.