Homegrown Pantry by Barbara Pleasant


Expected publication: April 1st 2017 by Storey Publishing
ISBN 1612125794 (ISBN13: 9781612125794)
THE BLURB: Now that you ve mastered gardening basics, you want to enjoy your bounty year-round, right? “Homegrown Pantry” picks up where beginning gardening books leave off, with in-depth profiles of the 55 most popular crops including beans, beets, squash, tomatoes, and much more to keep your pantry stocked throughout the year. In-depth profiles highlight how many plants to grow of each crop for a year s worth of eating, and which storage methods work best for specific varieties. Author Barbara Pleasant culls tips from decades of her own gardening experience and from growers across North America to offer planting, care, and harvesting refreshers for every region and each vegetable.”

MY REVIEW: I would like to thank Netgalley, Storey Publishing and Barbara Pleasant for allowing me an ARC of this book for an unbiased review.

This is a georgeous book, the photos and articles within it are laid out superbly. It is simple to follow and not over cluttered or complicated. Each section is concise and to the point, with loads of tips and advice. It is a must have for any gardener, either those with previous knowledge or a beginner there will be things in this book that you will learn. The recipes sound divine and i cannot wait to try them.
I have quite a few gardening, preserving books, turns out i really didn’t need that many. I just needed this one. Barbara Pleasant has not missed a thing with this book. It has everything you need and then some things you didn’t realise you needed. It has topics that cover growing, pests and diseases, storing, recipes for a whole range of preservation methods. It covers vegetables, fruits, and herbs. Jams, chutneys, dried foods, and if that wasn’t enough a whole section on teas as well. This is something i have never come across in any of my gardening/ preserving books. It is an inspiration to read. I understand that it is aimed at US readers, but it works well for a UK gardener as well. If i ever come across it for sale over here i will definitley be buying it.