Guess what? The kitchen garden is officially making a come back! Yes! And in a very big way. Here at The Kitchen Garten, I’ve always been in love with having a backyard (side yard or front yard) garden to grow fresh vegetables and herbs at home.
And Nicole Burke of Gardenery, Inc. and The Rooted Garden has released her new book Kitchen Garden Revival. Nicole Johnsey Burke, Founder of Gardenary, Inc. is on a crusade to bring back the kitchen garden, make gardening a profitable profession again, and basically save the planet one garden at a time.
After starting Rooted Garden in 2015, a business that designs, installs and maintains kitchen gardens in Houston, TX, Nicole launched Gardenary, a new tech company that’s taught 1000s of students how to garden and trained hundreds of gardeners to start their own garden coach businesses. In late 2019, Nicole launched the Gardenary platform: the ‘Uber’ of gardening and her breakthrough book, Kitchen Garden Revival, releases spring of 2020.
What I love about Kitchen Garden Revival
I’ve known Nicole for several years, first as one of her students in her Kitchen Garden Coach Society, and now as a virtual garden coach on her Gardenary platform. (That’s right! I offer live garden coaching through Gardenary!) I was able to get an advanced copy of Kitchen Garden Revival to read through. Here’s what I love:
- How to select a place in your yard to have a garden
- What to consider when designing your home garden layout
- Step by step instructions for how to set up a raised garden bed, including building a wood bed and making a metal bed on wheels.
- How to fill your raised garden beds with high quality soil using her specific formula
- What to plant based on the seasons in your area.
New Gardening Ideas
One of the other things I really loved about Kitchen Garden Revival is Nicole’s new takes on established garden ideas. As a long-time gardener, I’ve always thought about zones for planting advice and information. Nicole encourages gardeners to think in seasons instead.
Consider your average high and low temperatures for each month and then classify your seasons as either cold, cool, warm, or hot. Here in eastern North Carolina, we truly have a cool season, two warm seasons, and a hot season. I like thinking about my growing seasons in this way since we truly can grow vegetables year round without a true cold season.
I also really love Nicole’s strategy of intensive planting. This simply means there’s no wasted space in the garden, and this helps conserve water and cut down on weeds. I think you’ll really love her ideas for how to plant successfully.
Is this book for you?
Are you looking to create a beautiful, compact garden that produces abundantly? How about creating a garden that blends in with your current landscape and home? Then consider grabbing a copy of Kitchen Garden Revival. Not only is it helpful for gardens, full of advice and tips, but it’s also beautiful enough to sit on any coffee table and be a conversation piece.
Grab your copy today, and be on the lookout for a giveaway coming up in the near future!