Niki Jabbour’s Veggie Garden Remix Book Giveaway

Niki Jabbour's Veggie Garden Remix.
Niki Jabbour’s Veggie Garden Remix. Photo courtesy of Storey Publishing.

I feel fortunate to be part of Niki Jabbour’s Veggie Garden Remix: 224 New Plants to Shake Up Your Garden and Add Variety, Flavor, and Fun book launch. For this post, I did receive a copy of the book to read, along with a copy to give away to one of my readers. Yay!

If I’m remembering correctly, this is Niki’s third book, and when asked I was thrilled to help her out. Niki is as kind as she comes across on the page and on her radio show, and I consider her one of my favorite garden writer friends.

This book builds upon her two previous books, The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener: How to Grow Your Own Food 365 Days a Year, No Matter Where You Live and Groundbreaking Food Gardens: 73 Plans That Will Change the Way You Grow Your Garden. This time, we’re going into the garden with Niki to try new vegetables you might not normally grow.

We gardeners love to try something new every year, don’t we? And, this book isn’t just for established gardeners either. Niki’s advice can be used to learn to garden from the ground, or raised bed up.

On pages 68-69, I turned to see one of my favorite plants listed. Can you guess which one?

The daylily! Yes, daylilies are edible although I like the flowers too much to eat them myself.

Hemerocallis 'Concorde Nelson', a new one for my garden.
Hemerocallis ‘Concorde Nelson.’ Would you like to eat a daylily? You can.

I also like how she lists certain familiar plants like eggplant and then lists other, more unique varieties you might also like because of similar flavors or textures. As she wrote, Asian eggplants are less bitter too. They are my favorite varieties of eggplant.

Little Fingers eggplant. They are very, very small.
‘Little Fingers’ eggplant in my garden. They were very, very small.

I even found a few new veggies I’d like to grow like ‘Sugar Magnolia’ sugar snap peas, or ‘Green Luobo’ radish.

Gardening is fun, and new veggies are really fun.

Now, for the giveaway deets. This giveaway runs through Midnight Thursday, February 15, 2018. I’ll announce the winner on Friday, February 16, 2018, in the afternoon. The winner will be chosen randomly by a random number generator. Just comment below to enter.

If you can’t wait for the contest, then go buy Niki’s book now. You’ll love it!

UPDATE: We have a winner! Sarah Lawler is our winner! I’ve notified Sarah to receive her new book. Thanks everyone for playing!



  1. Malinda says:

    Count me in. I think I have purslane.

  2. Susan Staudt says:

    Sounds like a great book!

  3. Pat says:

    This sounds like a fantastic book!

  4. JessB says:

    I loved her other books and can’t wait to check it out. I could never eat a daylily either. They’re just too special for that.

  5. Lin Grado says:

    My goal this year is to start some vegetable demo gardens at the Quitman Arboretum – and sharing different varieties would draw interest.

  6. tiffany says:

    I can’t wait to get my hands on this book!

  7. Kathryn Earle says:

    Just in time to learn something new for spring seeding!

  8. Anonymous says:

    I have Niki’s Year-Round Gardening book and it’s wonderful! I love the work you do, Dee! I always get excited when I see a comment or like from you on my Instagram account. You make me homesick for Oklahoma — my family lives (and farms) in Perry, just up the road from you!

  9. KaTinka Bolding says:

    Sounds like a good read. I love trying new and different plants in the garden. I’m especially interested in those small eggplants.

  10. Anne Higby says:

    I sure miss Oklahoma gardening and especially, hearing about it from your blog. I listen to lots of podcasts and recently heard this author speak. She always intrigues me.
    So, send the book to me and I will appreciate it in my southern Oregon veggie garden.

  11. Robin Martin says:

    This book looks fabulous! Can’t wait to read it!

  12. Excited for this book and love the new energy it brings to the gardening sphere!

  13. Gareth Barr says:

    Sounds Fabulous just what a good English Gardener needs. Ta

  14. Denise Pugh says:

    Thank you for posting this review. I am excited about the release of this new book, and since I have long growing season in Mississippi, I hope to incorporate some of Niki’s how to’s in my vegetable garden for 2018. I enjoy your Red Dirt Ramblings!

  15. I would love this book to help with my Spring and Summer plans for my gardens

  16. Pamela Brown says:

    what an interesting looking book….would love to read it.

  17. UmmSh?ms says:

    Love to see how to shake up my garden with some veggie mix. Plant power to the people!

  18. 8thday says:

    I am ready to expand my veggie repertoire

  19. Marlene Maxon says:

    This book looks fun! We still have a long time before we can garden in North Dakota!….but we are dreaming of what spring might be.

  20. Debbie Spurling says:

    I love your blog. This book sounds like the perfect read before I expand my vegetable garden.

  21. Deb Gearing says:

    I love trying new vegetables in my garden each year. I’d enjoy reading what she suggests.

  22. Annie Earley says:

    I haven’t done any garden planning at all. Time to get busy!

  23. Sarah Lawler says:

    I have seen so much on Twitter and garden blogs about this book. I am intrigued!

  24. Sharon Scott says:

    I would love the book. I need help and like to learn about different plants.

  25. Elsa says:

    Nikki has inspired my gardening! Can’t wait to get my hands on her new book!

  26. Jenny Young says:

    I love reading & learning about new plants for my garden so this is a perfect book to study.

  27. I’ve been reading Niki’s “Four Season Vegetable Gardener” which has got me inspired to try early and late varieties and more greens! It’s a really comfortable book to follow – she’s a great writer!

  28. Victoria Wicker says:

    Looking to relocate to oklahoma. Never really guardened before this is a book that would come with great help.

  29. I love her books and writing too and am looking forward to reading the new book…growing veggies has become an obsession and I love trying new ones! If I don’t win, I know I will be buying this book!

  30. Paula Virtue says:

    Sent this book to my brother in law who is an adventure loving gardener.

  31. Ann says:

    I would love to win this book. I think it is an understatement that we gardeners love to try something new every year! Ha!

  32. Sally Christiansen says:

    I would love to read this book.

  33. Faith Harmon says:

    I would love to read this book–her other ones sound interesting too (I’ll have to check them out). I love gardening and plant a veggie garden every year so love to get new ideas!

  34. Dave says:

    Niki is my #1 fav gardening communicator. I hope I win the book!

  35. Merrilyn Rutledge says:

    Thanks for sharing about the book. I will mention at the “Let’s Talk Gardening” group at the Tulsa Garden Center.

  36. Laura Perkins says:

    Lots like a must have manual!! …And with Day Lillies?? Gotta have it!!

  37. Excited about Nikki’s newest book, she’s a good writer and super gardener!

  38. Lisa at Greenbow says:

    I think it sounds like a good read. 224 veggies. I didn’t know there were that many. Shows how small my veggie life is.

  39. Jean Clark says:

    I always plant my tried and true varieties of veggies and flowers but also always try new varieties each year. It is so interesting to learn about new vegetables, flowers and growing techniques. I have enjoyed reading your blog, please keep writing. The great thing about gardening/farming, it’s a life long learning process and thats addictive in a good way.

  40. Gloryj says:

    Looking forward to spring planting. My husband and I like to try new veggies and found out that Moringa will grow in Ohio but die with the first frost. 🙂 Great for tea and great in salads. Next experiment… Finger Limes. So come on spring.

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