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Discover Slow Gardening

A photo of Shannon SaiaWhen I first started gardening like I mean it, about five years ago, I did not expect to start to enjoy reading gardening books. The ones I like best are the ones that tell the most personal stories of trial and error, triumph and perseverance, while at the same time offering up some practical advice. Which is exactly what I found in this little gem of an e-book, The Philosophy of Slow Vegetable Gardening by Peter Hadley. Mr. Hadley gardens in Australia, which is interesting enough in and of itself. I found his ideas of acheiving self-sufficiency one vegetable at a time to be both encouraging and inspirational, plus I picked up a few tips that were so exciting to me that I had to put the Kindle to sleep and trot on out to my own garden to make it happen, like planting pumpkins amongst my potatoes.

Don't have an e-book reader? Don't need one. You can download it and read it right on your computer, and it only costs 99 cents - a heck of a bargain, and a lot less than I would have to pay for my halloween pumpkin.

This is going to be the year that the pumpkin comes out of my own back yard!