Named one of the Best Gardening Books of 2014 by the Chicago Tribune, Indoor Kitchen Gardening is about creating a sense of play and nourishment. It takes just a few dollars and a few days for you to start enjoying fresh, healthy produce grown indoors in your own home.The Indoor Kitchen Gardening Handbook is a more compact, giftable edition of the original book and offers tons of great growing information in a smaller package.
Imagine serving a home-cooked meal highlighted with beet, arugula, and broccoli microgreens grown right in your kitchen, accompanied by sautéed winecap mushrooms grown in a box of sawdust in your basement. If you have never tasted microgreens, all you really need to do is envision all the flavor of an entire vegetable plant concentrated into a single tantalizing seedling. If you respond to the notion of nourishing your family and guests with amazing, fresh, organic produce that you've grown in your own house, condo, apartment, basement, or sunny downtown office, then you'll love exploring the expansive new world of growing and eating that can be discovered with the help of the Indoor Kitchen Gardening Handbook.
Inside, author and Bossy Acres Farm CSA co-owner Elizabeth Millard teaches you how to grow microgreens, sprouts, herbs, mushrooms, tomatoes, peppers, and more—all inside your own home, where you won't have to worry about seasonal changes or weather conditions. Filled with mouthwatering photography and more than 200 pages of do-it-yourself in-home gardening information and projects, Indoor Kitchen Gardening Handbook is your gateway to this exciting new growing method—not just for garnishes or relishes, but for wholesome, nutritious, organic edibles that will satisfy your appetite as much as your palate.
There’s a certain thrill that comes from growing your own food, and if you’re wearing your pajamas while you do it, that excitement can feel doubled. Easy growing projects, with a few challenging ones tossed into the mix, make indoor gardening a fun journey, not a daunting task. It doesn’t matter if you want to grow your own food indoors in an urban apartment or in a rural farmhouse, anyone can use the techniques found here to grow a garden abundance—indoors! Let the year-round food growing adventure begin.
About the Author
Elizabeth Millard is the author of Indoor Kitchen Gardening and Backyard Pharmacy. She and her partner, Karla Pankow, also own Bossy Acres, a 100-member community-supported agriculture farm in Minnesota that provides seasonal produce to members and area restaurants in an effort to build a strong and sustainable local food system. Millard often leads workshops on vegetable and herb gardening as well as herb preparation, fermentation, and cooking with seasonal ingredients. As editor of local sustainable food site Simple Good and Tasty, she encourages readers to connect with the state’s abundance of organic growers, ranchers, food artisans, nonprofit agencies, and each other, forging a stronger food landscape. In addition to farming, teaching, and editing, she has contributed articles to Hobby Farm Home, Experience Life, and Urban Farm magazines, along with many other publications. She and Karla live in south Minneapolis.
“This is a great book for both beginners and seasoned gardeners. Millard reiterates often the importance of good upfront work and paying attention to your indoor garden and reminds us the payoff will be worth it. Her book is like having her next to us, cheering us along the way.”—The American Gardener Magazine from The American Horticultural Horticultural Society