paper, 112 pp., $12.95
British garden writer Barbara Segall scores high in the promotion of growing food in limited spaces. She points out that you can choose the specific crop needed for your good health and “you can pick the fruit and vegetables at their peak, rather than a few days past their best.” She observes that a small kitchen garden can be both attractive and as productive as possible. The book is heavily illustrated: it is filled with inspiring photographs of attractive garden designs in different spaces and containers. One chapter is filled with tips on how to deal with the challenges of different soil types, pests, and diseases. The life of a leek is only one of the many vegetables and fruits, which the author examines in a directory of suitable plants for a small space.
— Marilyn K. Alaimo, garden writer and volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden