Garden Book Give Away

There’s a gardening book giveaway  today to kick off my weekly Vegetable Gardening 101 series!

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Starter Vegetable Gardens book

Starter Vegetable Gardens: 24 No-Fail Plans for Small Organic Gardens by Barbara Pleasant.

I have this book on my kindle and it’s so informative! This book will be shipped from Amazon to you directly if you want a hard copy. Or you can get it  for your Kindle/Nook. You just need to tell which method you prefer.

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 Doing a beginning vegetable gardening series is going to be fun!

I hope that you’ll stop by even if you’re an experienced gardener and add your two cents in the comments. There are so many different challenges depending on where you garden that I can’t know everything for everyone everywhere. I want you to join in!


2011 Raised Bed

To enter this book giveaway – All you have to do is leave a comment on this post by Saturday, Feb 18th  1o pm EST.

*You do not have to be a blogger to enter. Either leave an email addy in your comment so I can notify you or check back on Monday to see if you are the winner.

The winner will be announced Monday February 20th.

I’ll be back Friday with a look at what I’ve done so far in my foyer makeover.


Linking to:  Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop

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  1. Kathie says

    I am looking at seed catalogs getting ready to plan the garden. This book would be a great asset in my planning. Thanks for the give away. Excited about your series also!

  2. says

    Hi Manuella,
    I think this series will be such fun. You gardens always look so healthy and wonderful. Enter me and can’t wait for your next post. I am in the northeast and spring is a ways away. Are you starting any seeds yet?

  3. Helen says

    I’d love to be entered in your giveaway, and I’m looking forward to your gardening series. You looking for a gardening challenge? I live in the CA desert, zone 10.

  4. Joy Cooper says

    I would love to start my first vegetable garden and I live in Atlanta. I will be following your garden to see what I can grow!

  5. says

    oh YAY…I am IN!…I have already been studying where the sun rises and it’s path here at the new house…trying to get in my mind where the optimum sun spots would be…SO want to start out with a small garden and build as we learn what areas are best…even if it is only some tomatoes and a herb garden (or pots)…and definitely ROSES…if only a couple… thanks for being so generous Manuela…I will be checking in to get all the tips I can from you. {{hugs}} xo

  6. Candye says

    Hi Manuel,
    What a wonderful giveaway !
    Please enter my name, I do not have a blog but have followed yours.
    So looking forward to your gardening series.
    This will be my second year for a garden. My husband built me two more raised beds. So exciting!
    Gardening keeps you young ! My heart starts palpitating over gardening info!
    Take Care,

  7. Kim says

    Looking forward to your series! Almost as much as I am looking forward to my first strawberries in my newest raised bed! Free baby strawberry plants from my neighbor, in my new Gardeners Source raised bed that I got for $4 (new in the box) from a church sale! I planted them in the fall so I can harvest in a few months. Thanks for the giveaway Manuela!

  8. Gail says

    Manuela, what a great give-away! Thank you! I am so looking forward to your upcoming gardening series!! Blessings to you from Kansas! Gail

  9. Kim Whitson says

    So excited about your blog. I just found it a couple of weeks ago. Please enter my name. I love to garden and received by organic seed in the mail this week from Sow True Seed. Can’t wait to get started!

  10. says

    I’m working up an indoor gardening series and hoping to draw plans for this years outdoor summer garden. I would love to have this book to help me with my plans.

  11. says

    I want very much to plant a small kitchen garden this year. This book looks like it would be very helpful in getting started. Thanks for the opportunity to win!
    And thank you for your inspiring posts!

  12. says

    I am so anxious for the gardening season to begin and will be stopping by to read your gardening series. It’s so nice of you to do this giveaway and I’d love to be entered. I started a small organic vegetable garden a few years ago, but have been a bit disappointed in the yield so far. I think this book just might be the answer to my problems :).

  13. Melissa says

    I need as much help as I can with my garden. Especially since I have a little one who loves his veggies! Thanks for having such a great giveaway!

  14. Michelle says

    Enter me please!! I have grown organic strawberries and they have turned out great!! Now I just need to venture onto something new!!! Can’t wait for all your helpful hints!!!!!! So excited!

  15. kristel says

    I am doing my first garden as an adult. My father taught me when I was very young to have my own garden so i can eat and how to raise chickens and ducks. but my father is in heaven and Im gonna try this on my own and see how it comes out. Lets hope I remember all the things he once taught me lol.

  16. Jan Davis says

    Manuela, how very kind of you! Please enter my name in the drawing, as it would thrill me to pieces to win such a great gardening book. The pictures of your garden, as well as those of your lovely home, inspire me immensely. It was 70 degrees today here in the deep South…perfect weather for starting a garden or just daydreaming about one. Since I don’t have a Kindle (looking sad), nothing would make me happier than receiving a package in the mail from Amazon. Looking forward to seeing your foyer on Friday. Thanks again for your inspiring emails. ~ Jan

  17. Jodie Lynch says

    I just planted a bunch of seeds. I’ve never done seeds before. Really excited to see what actually comes up. Would love to grow an avocado tree.

  18. Valerie says

    I can’t WAIT until spring! My new house has a large raised bed in the back just waiting for me to start a lovely vegetable garden. This book would be an outstanding addition to my library and would get a ton of use.

  19. Laurie says

    I’m beginning to plan my garden and would love to win a copy of the book and I look forward to your posts and seeing your garden progress.

  20. says

    I would love to have the hard copy of this book. I find myself doing more and more vegetable gardening every year. I really enjoy it so much and the veges are so delicious.
    Hugs, Cindy

  21. Jenny says

    One can never have too many gardening books. And Spring is right around the corner. Oh, and if I win,or should I be positive and say when I win, I would prefer a hardback since I don’t own a reader. And thanks for doing a give away. They’re a lot fun even if you don’t win. Oh the suspense!

  22. Carolyn Maves says

    I would love to win a hard copy of this garden book. I have been planting vegetable gardens for more than 30 years and feel that I learn something new each year. Thanks.

  23. says

    I am so ready for garden season. A hard copy of this book is just what I need. =) Hopefully Audley is starting my raised beds tis weekend. I can’t wait.

  24. says

    Is it that time already? Guess it is! I’m starting over this year, having moved away from my old garden! This book will be a big help , as I face challenges of the small space, living in a mobile home park. but I must grow some veggies and herbs! Thank you for this special giveaway!

  25. Elizabeth says

    So I’ve been thinking about starting my own little garden this summer.
    My husband is an avid gardener, but I’ve always left all the work to him (and the eating to me).
    I would love to have this book to help me get started.
    Thanks for entering my name!

  26. Kyle says

    I would love to win this book! I want this to be the spring and summer that I finally have a vegetable garden, so I can stop purchasing expensive veggies from the supermarket.
    Thank you!

  27. gogardengirl - Renee M says

    Wow! This would be a terrific book to share with my new garden club. I am a second grade teacher and each year my students have planted a small garden outside the classroom. We grow veggies that will be ready in September/October then the next year’s class harvests the garden and prepares a hearty soup and invites the now third grade students back to share in the meal. They enjoy learning and being part of the entire cycle.

    Many students have indicated that they are interested in having a garden at home so this year, we began an after-school garden club. This book looks like a wonderful resource for the club as we help kiddos to build their first gardens at home. I would love to have a copy to share.. :)

  28. Nancy says

    Hi Manuela,

    Please enter me in the giveaway. I am so excited to know you are starting a gardening for beginners series! This will be my first foray into growing my own veggies–can’t wait to get started! Thank you!

  29. says

    I found this blogpost via the The Farmgirl Friday link-up :) :) I LOVE the title of your blog :) :) Oh, and that book sounds like a great giveaway :) :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

  30. says

    Oh yes! please enter my name in your drawing. I gardened this year for the first time in many years and I feel like such a beginner. I need to learn so much more. I’m finding that I’m learning best by doing…but I can carry a book with me (unlike my computer) around with me and I can read it on the go.
    thanks in advance for hosting this giveaway…

  31. Candi says

    Hi Manuela!

    Please enter my name in the drawing! I need ALL of the help I can get as I am a beginner also 😉 I am so looking forward to your series on gardening 😀 Thank you for hosting this giveaway!


  32. says

    I made it in time! Woohooo! I’m having to use a borrowed clunker until my computer gets better so I almost missed this. I will look forward to your series because I sure could use the help.

  33. DFW says

    This is my first year at starting everything from seed. All Heirloom as well. I’m sure this book will come in handy. And, I’ll share it with my friend who is gardening for the first time ever.

  34. says

    I’ve been working HARD at gardening for the last couple of years. Last year I started growing herbs. I am totally in a learning mode and would love to read and have this book.


  35. says

    Hi Manuela!
    I am going to try starting a garden again this year! I tried a few years ago, but I didn’t have a guide to help. Needless to say, my squash didn’t make fruit. I would love to receive the book in hard copy format, then I could pass it around to my friends after I’m done, too! Have a wonderful Saturday!

  36. says

    I bought a copy of this book yesterday at B&N and absolutely ADORE it. I just discovered your fabulous blog today and voila you’re giving away the same book! Too much coincidence for me not to become an avid follower of A Cultivated Nest! Thanks Manuela!

    Blessings! Linda

  37. Elizabeth says

    I love your blog! I am a new follower, I am planning my first organic garden this spring,would love this book! You have also inspired me to do a cottage garden! Elizabeth

  38. Sharon D. says

    Hello Manuela!
    Thanks so much for hosting such a great giveaway. This books looks perfect and would be a wonderful addition to the library. I am still learning gardening and could use all the help I could get :) I don’t have a kindle or nook so hard copy would work best for me.
    Thanks again Manuela and have a wonderful day! :)

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