I first learned about today’s book author, Nicole Johnsey Burke on my Instagram feed. Her account, GardenaryCo. is a lush, colorful garden paradise! If you love to garden, or want to start, you’ll want to follow that Instagram account for sure. Today’s post is about her newest book-  Kitchen Garden Revival- A modern guide to creating a stylish, small scale, low maintenance edible garden. I am thrilled to hold this book in my hands! I have talked myself out of having another garden for one too many seasons, but not this summer. It’s not too late for me or you to have a small kitchen garden this year, so let’s get started.

Fresh from the Garden!

Kitchen Garden Revival Book shares garden crop
This is a sponsored post on behalf Quarto Knows Publishing.  I received information to facilitate today’s post as well as a promotional copy of The Kitchen Garden Revival to thank me for my participation. All opinions and love of gardens are my own.

About Kitchen Garden Revival by Nicole Johnsey Burke:

Kitchen Garden Revival book by Nicole Johnsey Burke

Can you imagine if your garden produced the beautiful bounty shown in the photo above? It is one of many beautiful photos found in in the Kitchen Garden Revival book. This book invites us all to join the kitchen garden revival, and guides us through every aspect of kitchen gardening, from design to harvesting. By reading the Kitchen Garden Revival book you’ll gain inspiration and advice to:

  • Design and install gorgeous raised garden beds
  • Learn which crops are best for your kitchen garden
  • Create your own seasonal growing plan
  • Grow organic food in a modern, low maintenance way

beautiful trellised kitchen garden from Kitchen Garden Revival book

Who is the Kitchen Garden Revival book for?

Everybody! Seriously! It doesn't matter if you are a novice, or don't have a lot of yard to work with.  According to the publisher for Kitchen Garden Revival, “Kitchen gardening is part of the grow-your-own movement, and it’s tailored approach fits well into modern landscapes and is lower maintenance than in-ground vegetable gardens. Instead of row after row of plants in the middle of the yard, kitchen gardens are attractive food gardens with easy-to-maintain raised planting beds laid out in an organized geometric pattern. With four seasons of ornamental interest and plenty of fresh, homegrown fruits, vegetables, and herbs, kitchen gardens are the way to grow your own food in a fashionable, modern, and practical way.

Doesn’t that sound amazing? I know I want a practical approach to gardening that helps reduce the miles my food travels and control what’s on my family’s table. The raised bed kitchen garden is the answer!

My Thoughts:

I knew I would love this book from the moment the publisher representative asked if I’d like to review a copy and host a giveaway? Why did I know I’d love it? Because it immediately made me think of childhood gardens and the family members that grew them. Once I got the book and started reading, I knew this book would be helpful to not just me, a person with a fair amount of gardening skills, but the novice gardener as well.

Ms. Burke is warm and welcoming from the start, where in the preface she says she wants us to call ourselves gardeners from now on. She says, even though it may not be the case now, gardening will soon become a part of your identity. I just may have to update my bio here and on social media, because this book has me so excited about getting my kitchen garden started. 

I realized that I was holding myself back with the notion that I had to have perfectly mapped out rows full of seeds by now, like my grandparents or it was too late to garden. With the raised bed approach, I can start now and rotate out warm weather crops to cold weather ones in the early fall. There’s a lot of growing season left, we just have to get started dreaming and planning today and this book will get you started the right way.

The Takeaway:

With all the upheaval we are dealing with so far in 2020, gardening is a positive, tangible activity we can do solo, or with our family and friends. Gardening is good for our health and our wallets! I invite you to learn more about the author and her garden guides by following her on Instagram, where you’ll see a link to her book for purchase. You can also get a copy from QuartoKnows Publishing.

I find the Kitchen Garden Revival book to be an  easy to understand step-by-step guide to designing, planting, tending, and harvesting a modern kitchen garden! This book has plant lists, how-to’s, and seasonal care instructions and a warm, welcoming vibe! I think you will love it too, so please enter the giveaway below. 

Win It:

Kitchen Garden Revival Book giveaway

Thanks to today’s sponsor, Quarto Publishing, one lucky reader will receive a hardbound copy of Kitchen Garden Revival.


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