Organic gardener growing food and flowers, lovin' pollinators and birds.

'Garden Alchemy' is a recipe for success

Take soil science and add a little seed starting, compost, fertilizer and garden tea, and you have the delightful new gardening book Garden Alchemy by Stephanie Rose. Whether you are a new or experienced gardener, a food or floral grower, Stephanie's book includes fun projects and breaks down gardening topics so they are easier to understand.

Garden Alchemy is available at a perfect time, as seed companies rush to fill orders as people turn to gardening in this new world we are navigating with COVID-19. I read this book at night to help me unwind from daily stressors, and I found myself dog-earring pages for possible project ideas to try in my garden this coming growing season.

Stephanie empowers the reader to experiment with ways to fix common garden problems with minimal effort — and showing how there are so many things the home gardener can do before deciding to buy a "problem-solving" product at the store.

Whether for soil or fertilizer, Stephanie identifies different "ingredients" and explains how to create various "recipes" for making your own mixes for your garden. She includes easy ways to test soil in her soil science section and she shares a number of seed-starting projects and tips in her propagation section, too.

This is a great book to add to your gardening shelf thanks to the tips and knowledge tucked inside.

Garden Alchemy: 80 Recipes and Concoctions for Organic Fertilizers, Plant Elixirs, Potting Mixes, Pest Deterrents, and More sells for $22.99 and is published by Cool Springs Press.

I received a promotional copy of this book from Quarto Knows. Opinions expressed above are my own. 

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