Edible Garden Design by Jamie Durie
Describe it in 25 words or less. A gardening book full of inspiration for designing your own garden full of edibles.
Any particular reason for choosing this book? I’m very interested in potager gardens and thought I might get some good ideas from it and I’m generally pretty impressed with Jamie Durie’s designs.
Who was your favorite chapter and why? Chapter 4: The Kitchen Garden Reinvented because that is exactly what I’m looking to create.
Who was your least favorite chapter and why? Chapter 1: Delicious Design because most of it I already knew.
Did it grab you immediately or did it take a while? Was it worth the wait? It’s visually pleasing and simple but Chapter 1 wasn’t my favorite, so it took a while to get to things I was interested in. Most of this stuff I’ve heard before, but it was nice to see actual gardens that others have created and there were a lot of resources listed for you to check out online.
Did you learn anything? There was a pretty simple graphic on seed saving which always seemed a little daunting to me in the past, but now I think I could do it.
Would you read it again? I don’t think you would have to keep this one on-hand. Probably checking out the online resources would do and you can download a seasonal planting guide at jamiedurie.com as well (Southern Hemisphere specific).
Who would you recommend it to? People looking for inspiration to start their own edible garden.
Number of unknown words: 1 (galangal=related to ginger, and is similar in appearance. Its skin is reddish-brown in colour, and thicker than ginger, while its flesh is creamy-white. It has a strong, fiery flavour, reminiscent of a mixture of ginger, pepper and sour lemon. It is usually peeled then sliced or grated, and is used in curries and other Asian dishes. It’s available between September and April in the Southern Hemisphere.)
Craft/Activity: Seed Bombs
Which edibles would you like to plant at home?