Patricia Lanza got carried
away with her layers of stuff gardening and ended up making over
60 gardens. She wisely advises, though, that you start with just
I like her approach in dealing with new gardens on sodded or
weed full places. She just places wet newspapers over them and
then covers that with a layer of peat moss. She layers garden
matter on top of that and then more peat moss. It is a pretty
informal system that allows a wonderful garden to emerge in a
short amount of time.
This book is chock full
of tips and timesavers and her favorite varieties of veggies and
fruits. She creates not only herb and vegetable gardens, but gets
creative and gives you guidelines for every thing from white
gardens to edible flower gardens.