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The 10-Minute Gardener: How to Have a Veggie Garden and a Life--85 Time-Saving Tactics to Be More Efficient and Grow More Food in Less Time


The 10-Minute Gardener is all about small efforts with a big impact. Learn quick-and-simple gardening tactics that let you have a garden and a life.

If you've ever uttered the words "I don't have time to garden," this is the book for you. The 10-Minute Gardener is filled with practical, surprising, and efficient strategies that enable you to grow the veggie garden of your dreams, one minute at a time. You'll learn how to develop your own personal autopilot system, filled with little "cheats" to help you grow more food in less time.

Broken down into the time required for each task, you'll find to-dos that take 3 minutes, 5 minutes, 8 minutes, 10 minutes, and even a handful of 30-minute tasks for the weekend, all organized by the season.

A few of the "insider tips" you'll learn from author and popular YouTube garden creator CaliKim include how to:

  • Develop a 5-minute morning garden ritual you can complete with coffee in-hand
  • Throw a "pest prevention party" by employing a few simple 3-minute tactics
  • Tackle a season's worth of weeds with help from friends and family in just a few short minutes
  • Encourage more blooms by implementing a lunch-break deadheading routine
  • Sow more seeds by developing a succession plan that takes less than 5 minutes
  • Bring time efficiency into everything from saving seeds and staking tomatoes to pruning herbs and watering pots
  • Set a once-a-week, 10-minute evening routine to keep the garden looking--and producing--its best

When all you have is a few minutes to spare, this is how to grow a fruitful vegetable garden.
Complete beginners are welcome, but experienced gardeners will also glean plenty of useful time-saving strategies. Time is precious, especially for those of us doing it all (Kids! House! Pets! Job!). Learn how to use your limited gardening time in the most effective way possible in The 10-Minute Gardener.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Cool Springs Press
  • Publish Date: Feb 4th, 2025
  • Pages: 192
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.25in - 7.50in - 0.48in - 1.30lb
  • EAN: 9780760391860
  • Categories: VegetablesTechniquesOrganic

About the Author

CaliKim is an organic gardener, and helps gardeners all over the world learn how to grow their own food in a quick, simple, and inexpensive way through her enormously popular YouTube channel, CaliKim Garden & Home. Join CaliKim and her husband, Jerry, also known as CameraGuy, in their Southern California urban organic garden. They share garden how-tos, tips, and healthy garden-to-table recipes. CaliKim loves to try new things in the garden, so there are always surprises along the way. She is a brand spokesperson for Smart Pots, frequent lecturer, and operates an online store through her website where she sells proprietary, branded garden products produced in joint ventures with major garden suppliers. She is the author of Organic Gardening for Everyone and The First-Time Gardener: Raised Bed Gardening by Cool Springs Press as well as several self-published eBooks.