The Comic Book Guide to Growing Food

Step-by-Step Vegetable Gardening for Everyone

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The first graphic novel guide to growing a successful raised bed vegetable garden, from planning, prepping, and planting, to troubleshooting, care, and harvesting.

“A fun read packed with practical advice, it’s the perfect resource for new gardeners, guiding you through every step to plant, grow, and harvest a thriving and productive food garden.”—Joe Lamp’l, founder and creator of the Online Gardening Academy

Like having your own personal gardening mentor at your side, The Comic Book Guide to Growing Food is the story of Mia, an eager young professional who wants to grow her own vegetables but doesn't know where to start, and George, her retired neighbor who loves gardening and walks her through each step of the process. Throughout the book, "cheat sheets" sum up George's key facts and techniques, providing a handy quick reference for anyone starting their first vegetable garden, including how to find the best location, which vegetables are easiest to grow, how to pick out the healthiest plants at the store, when (and when not) to water, how to protect your plants from pests, and what to do with extra produce if you grow too much.

If you are a visual learner, beginning gardener, looking for something new, or have struggled to grow vegetables in the past, you'll find this unique illustrated format ideal because many gardening concepts--from proper planting techniques to building raised beds--are easier to grasp when presented visually, step by step. Easy and entertaining, The Comic Book Guide to Growing Food makes homegrown vegetables fun and achievable.

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An excerpt from The Comic Book Guide to Growing Food

Introduction

My name is Mia. I spent my days at work, writing code, and eating premade crap from the frozen foods aisle. Then I’d go home to another frozen dinner and sit watching TV, ignoring and being ignored by my friends.

Then Everything Changed . . . 

Now work is full of flowers and the freshest, most delicious produce I’ve ever eaten. And I come home to more flowers, vegetables, and, best of all, a place that friends and neighbors like to visit and hang out in.

It All Began One Fateful Saturday Morning In Early Spring . . .

The Comic Book Guide to Growing Food

Step-by-Step Vegetable Gardening for Everyone

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The Comic Book Guide to Growing Food

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