'Mastering' sets gardeners up for edible gardening success



Get ready to dig in and grow your best vegetables this year.

Matt Mattus' "Mastering the Art of Vegetable Gardening" offers growing advice for nine groups of edible plants which can be grown in your garden. The photos (some which are shown below) highlight the beauty of various edibles.

Photo © 2018 Matt Mattus. Used with permission from The Quarto Group.

There's a lot of growing information in "Mastering," which you will find yourself absorbing quickly thanks to his conversational tone.

Mattus believes in the importance of being able to grow "quality" vegetables in the garden. This grabbed my attention right away, because he defines quality as "having the ability to choose the exact varieties we want to grow and eat, and even more importantly, having the resources, knowledge, and patience to grow them well." Mattus sets the groundwork here to introduce the various edibles he has grown — along with his tried and tested growing techniques.

I was happy to learn that his growing zone is 5b (a zone colder than mine), but he offers tips for warmer growing regions as well.

Photo © 2018 Matt Mattus. Used with permission from The Quarto Group.


Let's succeed together — that's the overarching message I interpreted from "Mastering."  I found myself referring to Mattus' book several times as I started multiple edibles from seed this spring.

For example, did you know that dill doesn't like to be transplanted? Or that chard is a nitrogen lover? How about how a warm greenhouse is a better place to start melon seeds early?

"Mastering the Art of Vegetable Gardening" is a great resource to help gardeners fine-tune their edible gardening ambitions.

Photo © 2018 Matt Mattus. Used with permission from The Quarto Group.

"Mastering the Art of Vegetable Gardening" retails for $30.

I was provided a review copy of "Mastering the Art of Vegetable Gardening" from Quarto Knows. Opinions expressed in the review are mine. 

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