Startle Garden


Startle Garden eBook

Learn how to grow your best garden using simplified methods proven to work for generations.

  • Begin by choosing a garden space, amend and maintain soil.
  • Start from seed, transplant,and  how to harvest
  • Ideas for smaller raised beds.
  • We also discuss adding garden flair which is a neat way to personalize your garden.
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About This Book

Startle Garden is a simple system available in eBook, to help you grow your best. Learn to establish a garden that makes a statement using smaller raised beds that are easier to maintain.

If your wish is to grow a garden that’s easy to maintain, then you’re in the right place.  Startle Garden makes that dream come true by teaching simplified methods from the ground up.

This is your guide to natural gardening beginning with smaller raised beds.

By breaking down the process you’ll be able to establish and maintain a garden that produces and makes you proud.

Move Forward and Grow Your Best Garden

  • Startle Garden includes techniques proven to work for generations.
  • How to choose and set up the right garden space.
  • Discover al variety of raised beds options.
  • Offering hands on learning with each lesson.
  • Get natural soil tips from how to fertilize and manage healthy soil.
  • Seed purchase advice and how to germinate.
  • Harvesting what you grow.
  • Adding garden flair to personalize your space.

This gardening ebook is the key element to grow your best garden. It’s a simple system that works with little effort once set up.

What others are saying…

Thank you SO MUCH! I love the book. Super inspiring. Thank you for the concept, It’s awesome.  Like most brilliant ideas – it keeps things simple and therefore do-able.  Love that.



As a home gardener for over 30 years I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who wants to get their fingers into the garden. I am amazed at how easy to follow and how comprehensive the information covers. Everything from planning, planting, harvesting and yearly maintenance. The checklist, and printable pages are also a great addition, helping the gardener stay on track. Anyone who follows this book would surely have a startle garden they would cherish.

 Patti @ Hearth and Vine


Gardens are always beautiful, but some just “startle” you with their brilliance! That’s the point of this delightful Book from Carole West. With a little bit of planning, you can have a garden that is not only practical and productive for the body, but inspiring and nourishing for the soul.

The book starts out explaining the origin of the “Startle Garden” and gets you going on selecting the right soil, location, and design. The author provides options for raised beds, important steps for preparing, maintaining rich soil, and choosing proper plants. She then provides valuable information on seed selection, germination, and transplanting care.

Chapter 9, “Adding Garden Flair,” is where you get the ideas for personalizing your garden by adding “fun, artistic items that incorporate personality.” Truthfully, I’ve never been that creative in my garden before, but the pictures and ideas are inspiring!

Dara – Molly Green Magazine


Forget the complicated processes for growing a gorgeous garden! I love this book for so many reasons, but mostly because it’s simple, practical, and so doable. Jam packed with advice for taking you from nothing but desire to a flourishing Startle Garden.

I’ve been gardening for all of my adult life, but some of the concepts in this book are total game changers. Composting doesn’t have to be a complex system of expensive equipment and careful management. Carole’s no-nonsense approach (which I’ve been using since I first read about it on her blog two years ago) yields amazing results – with very little effort.

Carole shares her time-tested methods for planning, constructing low-maintenance beds, preparing to plant, caring for soil, choosing what to grow, starting seeds, transplanting, adding flair to your garden, enjoying the fruits of your labor, and caring for your beds throughout the year.

My favorite chapter from the book shows how Carole adds flair to her garden beds by adding decor pieces she acquires or makes, and shares a step-by-step tutorial for creating your own unique garden signs. These elements add a greater appeal to a beautiful garden, creating an atmosphere you’ll not only love, but will be attractive and inspiring to others as well.

Karen @ To Work with My Hands


If you love the thought of creating a beautiful garden, but are overwhelmed on where to begin, this book is your ticket to success! But don’t be fooled by the beautiful imagery. Carole breaks it down, so you too can create an oasis, even in the smallest of corners!

Donna @ Funky Junk Interiors


Both beginner and seasoned gardeners will find valuable gems in Carole’s Startle Garden. Her take on the backyard garden contains practical information you would expect: soil, sowing, maintaining, and harvesting, but it also goes beyond with wonderful tips on how to add garden flair. We all desire productive and successful gardens, and this book has all of the tools and tips to get you there.

Courtney @ Kitchen Garten


Startle Garden is my new favorite book. As soon as you open, you’re drawn in by Carole’s passion for gardening, a wealth of useful information, and beautiful photos. While it is the perfect book for the novice gardener, it is so much more than that. This is not just a book to read, but rather a book to use as you go.

She includes detailed instructions about a wide variety of topics from building raised beds, creating healthy soil, sprouting seeds and bringing in the harvest.  I love that Carole emphasizes adding beauty and flair to the garden with eye-catching flowers, attractive containers, and cute garden signs. Both the novice and experienced gardener will find nuggets of inspiration from each page.