Once you’ve become interested in gardening – which happens, without fail, the first time a seed you’ve carelessly covered with soil suddenly sprouts green leaves – there is no turning back. You will be hooked.
But what happens next? What are some of the issues faced by an urban kitchen garden newb? What are the ultimate methods for persevering a bountiful harvest, and how do you produce the tastiest veggies?
The Secret Gardener is a farm-to-table handbook and diary – spanning the entire gardening year, from the dark snow-covered early weeks to the blissfully well-stocked cabinets of late fall – which will guide you from the most efficient grow-your-own tricks to the best meals and fool proof herbal remedies.
FF DINLight and FF Magda were used for both the headlines and body text throughout the book to create a sense of reading a diary. Handdrawn details on a few select pages also add to this feel. The cover has a cellotouch lamination with the title debossed. Photography by Calle Stoltz.