Niki Jabbour’s book, Veggie Garden Remix, encourages food gardeners to try something new. The book’s cover promotes “238 New Plants to Shake Up Your Garden and Add Variety, Flavor, and Fun.” This is the third book for the Nova Scotia-based best-selling writer whose The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener has 84,000 copies in print.
The theme of Niki’s latest book shows us that there’s much more to vegetable gardening than the standard tomatoes, cucumbers and beans most of us grow. “There is a world of diversity available to gardeners, if we just take the time to look,” she writes.
The book’s “Like this? Then try this!” format gives gardeners the confidence to select a few new varieties, and Niki’s clear, helpful growing techniques, troubleshooting tips and harvesting advice make the book useful for seasoned vegetable growers as well as those new to gardening. Historical background on some of these global crops along with luscious photos help illustrate that these unusual varieties not only taste wonderful, but look great, too.
Published by Thomas Allen & Son in Canada and Storey Publishing in the U.S.