This is the ultimate beginner’s guide to establishing and tending an organic kitchen garden in any urban space, no matter how small, written by the YouTuber and TikToker known as Spicy Moustache.
Do you live in the city and yearn for the space and time to grow your own food and live more connected with nature and the seasons? Rebel Gardening shows that anyone can grow a garden of delicious organic fruit and vegetables, wildlife-friendly wildflowers and abundant herbs in absolutely any urban space with a bit of know-how.
Organic gardening expert Alessandro Vitale wants you to embrace the living soil and establish your own city eden where creatures and plants can coexist, in harmony with our modern lives. He shares his low-cost and organic approach with all the essential guidance you will need, including his top 50 plants for beginner gardeners, with a plethora of information on how to plant and look after them and how to make the most of all your produce. Learn how to make vegan honey with dandelions, establish a micro-orchard, or brew a natural antibiotic from garlic.
Alessandro shares a plan for any type of space and how to tend it through the year. Learn about companion gardening, saving seeds, DIY raised beds and everything to allow your garden to flourish. The healing and planet-protecting power of gardening is within your grasp!
About the Author
Alessandro Vitale, also known as Spicy Moustache, began gardening when he was a kid with his grandfather, who taught him everything he knew about gardening and the “living soil” surrounding us. When Alessandro moved to London, he felt passionately that he wanted to get back in touch with that living soil, and find an area where soil and living creatures could coexist again. He shares his adventures in his small London garden on his YouTube channel The Spicy Moustache, where he helps others to reestablish their missing link with nature through urban gardening. He specialises in all-organic techniques, Korean JADAM gardening and sustainability. He has been featured on Tamron Hall TV show in the US, The Guardian, Walesonline, Get.waste.ed, Goodnewsnetwork and Ladbible.
"Expect a unique style, on trend content and an approach that takes into account financial and space constraints." - The Bookseller
"A wonderful source of inspiration, ideas and knowledge, especially for those with limited space and time." - Charles Dowding, author of No Dig
"You'll be going back to this book time and time again to glean more information on your urban gardening journey." - The Review Studio
"Vitale, who hosts the YouTube channel the Spicy Moustache, demonstrates how to create an organic kitchen garden in this detailed and useful debut. . . . Make space for this volume; it’s the kind of book that can hook a reader." - Library Journal