Thursday, April 1, 2010

April Book Giveaway!

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Hi everyone! It’s time to start thinking about vegetable gardens and I have the perfect book to help you with that task. “Small-Plot, High-Yield Gardening” by Sal Gilbertie and Larry Sheehan.

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He even gives you plans for a 10x10 sandbox garden! There are other plans for different size gardens,  which can give you an idea of how to layout a vegetable garden even if you don't do it exactly the way he has it. There’s also chapters on how to make compost, companion planting and lots of good general info. There's a section on growing veggies in containers if you live someplace without out a yard or you're renting a house.  So it's a book for anyone with an interest in growing their own veg. Plus, it’s a pretty fun read!

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Just leave a comment if you’d like to be entered in the drawing. That's all! Anyone can enter including all of you outside of the US. I’ll leave this post up through the weekend and announce the winner Monday morning.

Thanks for dropping by!

103 comments:

Amy said...

This sounds like a neat book! I'm in the process of going organic, and we are going to plant a garden this year. Perfect timing!

Dana said...

I would love this book! I'm actually converting a sandbox to a strawberry patch this spring, and adding another raised bed so I could use the ideas!

KJ's Restart Button said...

Enter me too Manuela. I would love to win this book. Thanks

Anonymous said...

I love that top photo. I want to look at stuff like that when I look out the back windows. This is my 3rd garden. I did 2 raised beds the first yr and had great success. Last yr we added two more beds and everything but the tomatoes and peppers were destroyed. Hoping for a good year this year. I would love the book.
Holly @southernseven.blogspot.com (my password isn't working at the moment)

Ali said...

Hi Manuela, that book sounds great! DH has promised me that he will till some soil so I can start our first garden. This book would be a great thing to have!

Diana said...

I'd love to win this book -- sounds really useful. It's planting time here also.

Julie Harward said...

It looks wonderful! Love the first pic...ladies look so pretty in the garden don't they?! Come say hi :D

LindaSonia said...

Martha Stewart had this guy as a guest a bit ago. The book looks interesting, I would love it! Count me in!!

vintage girl at heart said...

I really need this book as I have a very small space to plant and limited skills.
Hope you have a Blessed Easter!

Tracy @ ComfortandLuxury said...

Looks like my kind of gardening! Small plots are better in my tiny yard. Maybe I'll venture beyond just tomatoes this year.

Megan said...

Hi Manuela--

I would love to win this book. One of my "retirement" plans is to have a vegetable box garden. My soil is nothing but sand so that is the only way to grow vegies here. I'm going to build it this summmer--we do fall gardens--too hot for most vegies in the summer.

Wishing you and yours a wonderful Easter weekend.

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

I love your garden photo! This would be a great win too - I need to try container gardening as the one thing we don't have here are large lots. Thanks for the chance to win.
Have a great weekend!

Tami said...

I am looking forward to starting a gardnen this year...what a great book to do that with!

Andrea said...

I can't wait to get my hands in some dirt! :)
We've had a garden for a few years and we love it!

mary'smom said...

Please enter me.

The Working Home Keeper said...

Sounds like a great book! I'm giving square foot gardening a try for the first time this year.

Mary Ellen

kramerfamily said...

Looks like so much fun!

Love the Decor! said...

When it comes to gardening I need all the help I can get!!
Happy Easter Manuela!

Kay said...

I would LOVE to win this book! I am a renter and could definitely use ideas for gardening in containers.

Ally's Corner said...

What a neat book, I would love to win it.

9405018--Pat said...

Please enter my name in your neat book....thanks for sharing...Pat H
pattyagary@kc.rr.com

aimee said...

what a great book! sounds easy and fun :) i love to garden and plan to have veg beds this year. thank you for hosting a giveaway :)
blessings,
aimee

Teri said...

Spring has sprung in north TX and I'm ready to garden! I've already planted okra, green beans, radishes, cucumbers, basil, and baby bok choy. I love to read gardening books from the library; haven't seen this one yet but it sounds helpful and interesting. Thanks! TeriTX

Melissa Miller said...

What a neat book Manuela! I have never done this before and it looks interesting.

Thanks for your sweet visit. I am so thrilled to be buying new clothes. I cannot believe I'm off of the B/P meds as well. I am feeling grateful for sure.

Happy Easter to you and yours! ~Melissa :)

salmagundi said...

Looks like a great book! We have had such a snowy spring in Colorado, but we finally got our lettuce, peas, and spinach planted this week. Happy Easter week. Sally

Kelly said...

Count me in. I've been wanting a garden for years and am finally going for it this year.

Sportsgirl said...

Would love a chance to win the book! Thanks!

Rhonda in OK said...

you pick out the best books, thank you for hosting

stephanie said...

Looks like an awesome book. I was actually thinking of doing a garden this year (1st time ever)!! Thank you!

Sue said...

Add my name to the list!! Me and the neighbor have been taking for years about starting that small garden between our houses...This might inspire us to actually do it this year....

Jo said...

I'm so looking forward to planting. This sounds like a wonderful book ~ thanks for hosting a fun giveaway.

Jo

Gloria said...

Hi Manuela. Hope all is well. Looks like a great book. I just popped in to wish you a Happy Easter and great gardening. Take care.

Julie said...

How cool is that? Just in time for Spring gardening! Count me in. ..and as always thanks for your generous offers to us gals!!
Loved your eggs especially the toile ones, ya know!!! :-)
Hugs.

pammiejo said...

I'm a gardener and would love to own that book. I really enjoy your blog and have is listed on my favorites. PAM

Linda said...

This looks like a great book! And I just love your first photo with the statue- beautiful!

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

Looks like an interesting book!

Carla said...

I could so use this book! Great timing. I'm just starting to think about getting my garden ready. :o)

Paula said...

Looks like this book is full of wonderful ideas. I would love to win!

Nancy H. said...

This is a book I really need. I live in a townhouse so I was planning on doing a container garden on my deck this year...this book will help "make my garden grow!"

Mrs.Rabe said...

What a neat book! It would be very helpful as we start a real garden this year!

Erica said...

How cool! I just moved into my first *very-own* house! I'm hoping to get a garden planted...

arkie said...

Great giveaway! Nothing better tasting than home grown! Thanks!

Lara (Under The Lilacs) said...

Ooooh! Nice book! Enter me too. :-)

Laura said...

I would love this book! What a great concept :)

Donna said...

This looks like a wonderful book! I always have a vegetable garden but would love to have a small strawberry patch.
Blessings,
Donna

kathyanddave said...

I SO want to win this book. I finally have a house with a yard that gets sun!! and have no idea where to start with a garden. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Vicki in UT said...

What a fun book! I moved from a house with a large yard to a house with a small yard, and am trying make the best use of my limited space.

Debbie said...

We planted some sqaure foot gardens this year for the first time since we moved into this house over ten years ago. I'm really looking forward to my OWN veggies to eat and share.

Puan Isah said...

Outside of the US? I am from Malaysia, he he...I am excited already!
But thanksss for sharing, Manuela...hugs

mcnairy said...

We're planning our first raised-bed garden this year and this book sounds like it is just what we need. Thanks for your many generous book offers. Susie

Meadowbrook Cabin Primitives said...

Manuela,

Your blog is just wonderful eye candy !

I found your blog while hopping around.. tis the season !

Please sign me up for the gardening book ! Having your own garden is so rewarding and convenient and healthy !

Love your previous post with the Easter goodies ! Very creative and colorful !

Hugs and a very Blessed and Joyous Easter to you and your family !

Linda

Tanya said...

Wow...I have been thinking about starting a small backyard garden. This book would be a great help. Oh, btw ... love your blog.

Golie said...

I'd love this book! It sounds like a great book and I LOVE absolutely everything you do! I was doing FAFSA stuff a couple of months ago because we have kids the same age and I do feel your pain!
Thanks and blessings,
Golie
fgikb@yahoo.com

Gracie said...

Happy Easter to you and your family from Italy!

Brenda said...

We love gardening books here! We have quite a few and find something helpful in each one.

Julie said...

Sounds like a wonderful book. I've been working on getting my garden together and could use a little help!

Briana Priester said...

I'm a new veggie gardener, and we have SUCH a small space, but are trying to grow as much as we can for canning! I'd love to have a book that would help us out! Thanks for the giveaway!

judy said...

awesome book, i want to win it, would look great on my bookshelf
thanks for the op to win it
have a blessed Easter
Southern Scarlett
erwinjudy@ymail.com

Darlene said...

I would LOVE to win that book. Last year was the first time ever that I grew a (notice I said a as in one) tomato plant. This year I want to plant several tomato plants along with some other things. This would be the perfect book to help me along. Thanks for the opportunity to win it.

Hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter.♥

Vee said...

Just stopping by to wish you and yours a beautiful weekend!

(Oh! As the winner of your last giveaway, please don't enter me in this one. Not only that, I'll never raise a vegetable garden and someone who would truly use the book should win it!)

Melanie said...

Sounds interesting.

Have a good Easter.

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

What a great book and just what I need right now as we start our first veggie and herb garden. Thank you for entering me in your giveaway. My green thumbs are crossed I win this one. (okay, I wish they were green thumbs - I'll be honest - my brownish thumbs are crossed)

Thanks!
Janelle

shauna said...

I would love to win this book. I've become interested in small scale gardening and this book would be perfect to help me get started. Thanks for a nice giveaway!

Karen said...

Thanks for the chance to win this book!

I haven't seen this book before so I'm grateful for the recommendation, too.

Michelle Hoad said...

We do raised bed organic gardening, but sometimes I think we waste too much space. Definitely enter me, I'd love to read up on being more space efficient in our garden.

Elizabeth V. said...

This looks like a wonderful book. We would like to start gardening again but have been reluctant due to the small size of our lot. We have done some container gardening but I would like to expand our efforts. Thanks for offering the great prize!

Cindy said...

Manuela, please enter my name, I would love to win this book. I grew a few tomatoe and green pepper plants last year and the yield was poor. But I am hoping to grow more this year and hopefully the growing season will be longer and warmer than last year. Last year was unusually cold and rainy.
Thank you for your sweet comment today on my blog.

Hugs, cindy S

Anna said...

I'm so happy I can participate from Italy!Thanks a lot and happy Easter!!

Sandra said...

Loving all your Easter and Spring posts and decorations. I would love a gardening book...I love Peter Rabbit but not the desert bunnies eating my garden right now! Thanks for stopping by...

jemilyea said...

Please enter me in your giveaway. Is the espaliered tree/bush in the first picture in your garden?

Elaine said...

This looks like it would be such a fun book to have! I love love love gardening books. :)

donna rae said...

I'd be delighted to be the winner... thank you for having such a timely and productive book giveaway!

twinklez1985 said...

Thats a perfect book for me. I rent and have a very small garden. I have been looking for information on this type of thing for ages.

Susan said...

What an awesome book! We're venturing into square foot gardening, and would love to add this book to our arsenal!

Bombtastic Belle said...

Sounds like a great book! Wwe're wanting to do a garden here, it'll be our first time ever to try it *lol*

Jenny said...

I'm ready to get to work in my garden. Actually, I'm already working it - I never really stop. :) I'd love to win the book.

Shirley Ann said...

What a great book! Would love to be entered into the draw.
Blessings
Shirley

Ivy said...

Looks like a fun read =)

Bluebird said...

I was just outside yesterday plotting out where to put raised beds. this is our first spring in our new home. So exciting to have our very own vegetable garden.

Jennifer said...

I like the sound of this book! After spending the week working out in the yard, I would love a bit more inspiration of getting the most veggies for my space.

Steph said...

I love your blog and would love to win this give-away. I am a novice gardener so any tips or help I can get is appreciated!

Steph said...

I love your blog and would love to win this give-away. I am a novice gardener and would love to learn more. Thank you!

Suzanne said...

Thanks Manuela! This book sounds really interesting. Hope you and your family have a wonderful and blessed Easter.

ElleX said...

I would like to be entered. Thanks for this giveaway, Manuela!

Red Door Home said...

This looks like an incredibly informative book. Perfect timing as the waether is finally turning warm enough for gardening.

Diana said...

Yes! I would love to win that book. We are ready to plan and plant.
diana in illinois

Elizabeth Rae said...

I've been googling like mad to find the perfect things to plant in my small space. What a great giveaway!

Happy Easter :)

Denise Marie said...

I'd love that book. I want high yield in little ground. I love your picture in your garden!!

Anonymous said...

i would love this!!!have a blessed easter
marianne

Aubrey said...

Wow that's just the book I need! I wanted so bad to start a garden and living on army post doesn't give a body much room to plant in their yard, but I have a wonderful patio! Love your blog as always! Happy Easter!

M.J. said...

I would love to win! Just starting my garden. Thank you! Mona

They call me Estatez... said...

So many people are gardening these days. I'm trying to find a good spot in my small yard to plant more than just herbs and a tomato plant. That book looks like it has a lot of great ideas.

Laurie

Sharon said...

Wishing you and your family a wonderful Easter Manuela!!!

Love,
Sharon

VividColors said...

I definitely need that book! Already growing herbs and strawberries in hanging pots on my balcony, but I could use some new ideas.
Thank you and Happy Easter! :)

christabrad said...

We just started our spring garden and could use some good idea!!

Kim said...

Manuela,
Thanks for the giveaway and for your lovely blog! This book looks grweat and I love the boots on the cover!
Kim
kstewart1127 at gmail dot com

Betty said...

This book would be great to have for the gardening inspiration in all of us. Enter me in! Thanks and have a wonderful day

Susan said...

We have a book on square foot gardening now and I think the two of them would be great combination...I'm doing pots this year as we rent so...no sense in putting it all in the ground...

Sue Anne said...

Would appreciate your entering me for this perfectly timed book giveaway. texmvp03@att.net

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Happy Easter, Manuella! I just read your post down there about blogging & YES, I know exactly what you are saying, since I've written some very similar posts myself. It does get so overwhelming, this blog thing. I know I spend too much time at it, but I still really enjoy it & don't have kids at home, so it works for me. I did decide that I was going to post less often, but seem to have too much stuff to share & post about 5 or 6 times a week still. But, if I do run out of things to share, I'm not going to feel bad about backing off that schedule.

We all have to do what works for our families & blogging is such a new thing it's hard to keep it balanced at times. I think ALL bloggers struggle with this if they are trying to keep up with it all. Blog posts and commenting & party hopping, it all takes SO much time. There are TONS of linky parties out there now & just that is hard to keep up with.

Hugs to you! I know you'll get a balance that is right for you.

Anonymous said...

This is great, Just in time for the spring season. Ratnay1
rbr920@comcast.net

lise said...

great book!

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

Hello Dear Manuela!
I hope you had a lovely Easter!
This is such a wonderful give away...I hope you don't mind if I do a short post about it on my blog this week!
Love and hugs,
Tracey
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