Whatever the size of your garden - whether it's a tiny patio or even if you only have a windowbox available - John Harrison can help you to grow fresh tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, strawberries, runner beans and much more to provide ...
Author: John Harrison
Publisher: Hachette UK
Whatever the size of your garden - whether it's a tiny patio or even if you only have a windowbox available - John Harrison can help you to grow fresh tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, strawberries, runner beans and much more to provide delicious food for your table. • Discover which are the easiest vegetables and fruit to grow in your particular situation • Make the most of your containers and growbags • Find out about dwarf fruit varieties • Benefit from John's practical experience and his no-nonsense advice • Enjoy the taste of homegrown produce, free of chemical residues
Deer and rabbit populations are so large in some areas that growing an edible
garden is almost impossible without a sturdy fence. Don't let animals thwart your
gardening efforts; you can erect a sturdy, functional fence around a small area in
Author: Better Homes & Gardens
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
This comprehensive guide to homegrown fruits, vegetables, and herbs is perfect for gardeners of all skill levels. Over 150 garden projects, with handy shopping lists for tools and ingredients, and step-by-step instructions on planting, growing, and harvesting seasonal bounty. More than 450 beautiful full-color photos throughout, including helpful step-by-step photos to guide the reader through critical steps and innovative project ideas. The focus of the book will be on setting up an edible garden at home, whether it be small tomato plants or windowsill planters filled with aromatic herbs, to large-scale beds of greens Special sections on how to store your bounty and tips on composting at home Tips from the Garden Doctor throughout the help troubleshoot common problems Includes helpful seasonality charts and comprehensive encyclopedic listings of food crops to easily identify common varieties, where they grow and how to care for them.
This book will provide every potential container gardener with the necessary steps and resources needed to grow their very own crops to thrive in any conditions.
Author: Lizz Shepherd
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
Not everyone has the benefit of a plot of land where they can create a garden. In fact, almost 25% of city homeowners lack the yard space needed to cultivate and grow a decent sized garden (according to Seattle Lawn and Garden) meaning more and more people interested in harvesting flowers, vegetables, and herbs are turning to containers. The options provided by containers are plentiful, from bringing your tomato plants inside during the winter to being able to rearrange them if you are doing construction or playing a game outside. But, getting crops to grow effectively in containers is another matter entirely. This book will provide every potential container gardener with the necessary steps and resources needed to grow their very own crops to thrive in any conditions. From the very outset, you will learn about how vegetables, flowers, and herbs grow naturally charts will provide you with a detailed breakdown of how plants grow and what they need to grow effectively, from root space to water consumption. Companion planting for small spaces will show you how the plants will survive with other plants in the same container and which plants can even be placed in confined spaced and survive. The basics of container planting, including the best single plant containers, two, three, and four plant combinations are provided to help you decide how to lay out your container garden. The top gardeners were contacted and interviewed, providing highly insightful information that guides you through how container potted plants grow and thrive. You will learn the basics of side planted containers and how succulents perform in these closed spaces. The best container plants are listed in order along with the necessary tools they need to survive. The best container sizes, soil types, fertilizer, climate information, and pest prevention methods are all given as well to help round out your container planting. Regardless of your needs or methods, this guide will take you through every step necessary to get your container plants growing and thriving. Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company president s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advise. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.
In fact, it¹s a very small but lush patch of soil in the heart of a city. Urban Eden shows that a garden can be productive as well ornamental, that it can thrive on a window sill, and that edibles need not be exiled to the vegetable patch.
Author: Adam Caplin
From eliminating urban pollution in your garden to growing the most beautiful edible plants in your limited outside space, this book shows how to get the best soil, with advice on garden design and recipes.
With a comprehensive A to Z of edibles, including the best small-space varieties, and scores of photos that show creative and surprising solutions to limited growing space, this guide is filled with the hardworking information every small ...
Author: Andrea Bellamy
Publisher: Timber Press
“Size matters! Andrea Bellamy shares creative ways to grow a wide array of vegetables, fruits, and herbs in diminutive settings, year-round.” —Debra Prinzing, author, speaker, and podcaster Small-Space Vegetable Gardens explains the basics of growing a bounty of edibles in a minimal amount of space. Andrea Bellamy shares all the knowledge she’s gained from years of gardening small. You’ll learn how to find and assess a space, how to plan and build a garden, and how to sow, grow, and harvest the 60 best edible plants. This hardworking and enthusiastic guide will help you take advantage of the space you have—whether it’s a balcony, a patio, a plot in a community garden, or even a small yard—to create the food garden of your dreams.
In The Edible Balcony, longtime urban gardener Alex Mitchell shows how to transform whatever space you have, from a balcony or rooftop to a fire escape or window box, into a profusion of fresh, seasonal produce.
Author: Alex Mitchell
Publisher: Rodale Books
You don't need a sprawling backyard or spacious raised beds to grow delicious fruits, vegetables, and herbs of your own. In The Edible Balcony, longtime urban gardener Alex Mitchell shows how to transform whatever space you have, from a balcony or rooftop to a fire escape or window box, into a profusion of fresh, seasonal produce. While raising your own produce is eco-friendly in itself, you'll learn how to plant, grow, and water as sustainably as possible to ensure your edible Eden remains green and productive all year long. Plus, with a collection of innovative, step-by-step projects for designing colorful pots and plant supports with recycled containers and other household paraphernalia, you'll double your eco-friendliness, avoid hours of shopping, and be able to infuse your space with your own personal flair and style. Who knew saving time, money, and the environment could be so much fun? A collection of practical advice, fabulous container projects, and stunning examples of how gardeners around the world are successfully transforming urban spaces into abundant fruit and vegetable plots, The Edible Balcony is your guide to creating attractive, responsible, and thoroughly rewarding small space gardens—and perhaps never having to settle for grocery store produce again.
Vegetables, fruit and herbs Nothing beats home-grown produce for taste and
freshness, and once you've started ... to grow crops it you've never grown
vegetables, you might worry that they will look ugly and out ol place in a small
space, but a ...
Author: Alan Titchmarsh
Publisher: Random House
Successful gardens can be created in the smallest spaces, and in this inspiring and practical guide Alan Titchmarsh shows how to transform even the tiniest outdoor area into an attractive garden. With ideas for maximizing space and advice on garden design, planning and plant selection, this is the definitive handbook for anyone wanting to create a private haven in limited space. * Ideas for front gardens, side passages, courtyards, balconies, rooftops and windowsills * Tricks to make small spaces seem larger * How to use every inch of space, including containers * Easy-to-follow landscaping plans for all garden shapes and styles * Guidance on growing vegetables, herbs and fruit in small plots
Featuring dozens of preplanned planting recipes, based on space or container sizes, Edible Spots and Pots allows readers to mix and match vegetables, herbs, small fruits, and edible flowers to create a plant-style patchwork based on the ...
Author: Stacey Hirvela
Publisher: Rodale Books
It's time for home gardeners to rethink the traditional garden and explore the wide variety of options for growing edibles in "anywhere" gardens--from decorative pots and raised beds to unusual growing bags, hanging pouches, and tomato rings. These contained gardens are more manageable than long rows or plots and require much less work--yet yield just as much bounty. Featuring dozens of preplanned planting recipes, based on space or container sizes, Edible Spots and Pots allows readers to mix and match vegetables, herbs, small fruits, and edible flowers to create a plant-style patchwork based on the "thriller" (dramatic, focal-point plants), "filler" (midheight, bushy plants), and "spiller" (vines and twining plants) formula for creating interesting and botanically sound gardens. Plot-free gardening offers practical solutions for any circumstance a gardener may encounter (challenging spaces, soils, or weather), while also taking into account budget, time, and aesthetic goals. Author Stacey Hirvela shares many other interesting concepts, like One-Minute Veggies (foods that go from patio to plate in less than a minute) Doubly Delicious Crops that give two flavors from one plant, and space/yield ratios (vegetables worth their footprint). Gardeners will also find an enticing array of 60 edibles that grow well in a defined space for productivity and beauty.
Plant, Grow, and Harvest the Best Edibles - Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey,
Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, D.C., & West Virginia Katie Elzer-Peters. a
colored ... Small-Space. Vegetable. Gardening. Don't say no to edibles, even if
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Ready to get growing? Use this mini-index to find the edibles you want to learn
Author: Katie Elzer-Peters
Publisher: Cool Springs Press
If you're interested in growing your own fruits and vegetables, you've joined the ranks of a blossoming group of DIY gardeners who place a premium on the idea of self-reliance. But like any other kind of gardening, growing edibles is not a one-size-fits-all pursuit: in order to be successful, you'll need to know not only which plants grow well in your state or region, but also how to grow them with careful methods and a schedule that caters specifically to your local microclimate. Fortunately for you, Mid-Atlantic Fruit & Vegetable Gardening is written exclusively for gardeners who want to grow edibles in Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, or Washington, D.C.. Author Katie Elzer-Peters, the master gardener responsible for our bestselling Beginner's Illustrated Guide to Gardening (2012), equips you with all the information you need to design your edible garden, tend the soil, maintain your plants throughout their life cycles, and--most importantly--harvest the delicious foods they produce. So whether you live in the Delaware Valley, in the Beltway, or anywhere else in the Mid-Atlantic United States, you'll discover the best fruit and vegetable plants for your garden in this beautiful step-by-step how-to guide . . . and they'll be on your table before you know it.
Explains how to grow everything from salad ingredients to the makings for side and main dishes in a wide variety of small containers, offering practical tips on how to plant, cultivate, and harvest vegetables, fruits, herbs, and edible ...
Author: Michael Guerra
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Explains how to grow everything from salad ingredients to the makings for side and main dishes in a wide variety of small containers, offering practical tips on how to plant, cultivate, and harvest vegetables, fruits, herbs, and edible flowers in a limited space. Original.
Broad beans take up a lot of space and are possibly not worthwhile in small
gardens but are delicious if you pick them young. Peas are a ... You can grow a
wealth of different herbs for adding flavour to your cooking and beauty to your
Author: Geoff Stebbings
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Save money and eat fresh with this hands-on guide to home-growing Growing you own produce is the only way to enjoy delicious, garden-fresh fruit and veg all year round. This practical manual gives you the lowdown on everything from finding the right tools and choosing which plants to grow, to nurturing your crops and bringing in your first harvest. The easy-to-follow advice will help you get started straight away and become a confident and successful kitchen gardener. • Get going with growing – discover which plants are best for you and how to make the most of your outdoor space • Prepare your plot – learn how to set up and maintain healthy beds for your fruit and vegetables • Grow tasty veg – choose your favourite veggies from asparagus and broccoli to courgettes, sweet corn and many more • Grow your own fruit salad – get quick results from fast-growing berries and learn to nurture slow-growing tree fruit and exotic greenhouse produce
Perching pots on a ladder in a small space maximizes the potential for growing
all kinds of fruit, vegetables, and herbs. This quirky combination makes use of
terra-cotta pots and recycled cans to grow parsley, thyme, dwarf chili peppers,
Author: DK Publishing
Using a combination of easily accessible information and inspiring photographs, the Simple Steps series promotes gardening as a real pleasure rather than a back-breaking chore. In Fruit and Vegetables in Pots, learn simple steps to growing and nurturing your own fruits and vegetables in containers.
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Author: Samuel WOOD (Gardener.)
Crabapples are Maius species with highly ornamental flowers and small, sour
fruits less than 2" in diameter. Like larger-fruited species, they grow slowly and do
best in consistently moist, slightly acid soil. Because they flower profusely, ... '
Jewelberry' is an excellent choice for small spaces. 'Professor Sprenger' is
among the ...
Author: Denny Schrock
"The essential guide to feeding, planting, propogating, pruning, and watering."-p.  of cover.
Creative Gardening Techniques for Growing Up in Small Spaces Rhonda
Massingham Hart ... Don't forget that because a tomato variety is small-fruited, it
doesn't necessarily mean that the plant is small. Cherry ... A simple window box
can provide a quick and bountiful harvest of radishes, fresh tender greens, or
herbs, or provide a crop of smallfruited trailing plants, such as grape and patio
Author: Rhonda Massingham Hart
Publisher: Storey Publishing
For gardeners working in confined spaces, Rhonda Massingham Hart presents an ingenious solution for maximizing productivity: grow up! With tepees, trellises, hanging baskets, cages, wall pockets, and multilevel raised beds, you can reap bountiful harvests in even the tiniest growing areas. From kiwis on a clothesline to tomatoes dangling outside a window, Vertical Vegetables & Fruit shows you how to construct and maintain a thriving and abundant garden in whatever small space you have available.
Create Your Dream Garden on a Windowsill, Wall, Step, Staircase, Balcony,
Porch, or Patio ... Do you want the planting to be ornamental, or productive with
herbs, vegetables, and fruit? Do you want to screen off neighboring buildings?
Do you ...
Perfect for people who have little space to garden, whether a doorstep, balcony, or part of a wall. Small Space Garden Ideas is full of creative ideas for making use of every growing space available. From windowsills and hanging baskets to rooftop containers and vertical gardens, Small Space Garden Ideas shows you how to create a dream garden, through step-by-step projects from start to finish.
Vertical vegetable gardening isn't intuitive.
Author: Chris McLaughlin
Vertical vegetable gardening isn't intuitive. Although some vegetables, such as tomatoes and pole beans, have been grown vertically for a very long time, it is only recently that gardeners who are short on space have looked to vertical methods and structures for growing vegetables that traditionally have been thought to require a lot of horizontal space. Vertical Vegetable Gardening provides information on growing all types of leafy, root, and other vegetables vertically, saving space, protecting from insects, and making harvesting easier. Now people living in urban areas can grow produce that used to require sizable plots of land. Also included are ideas and plans for vertical structures.
Provides information and suggestions on growing vegetables along with fruit, herbs, and flowers.
Author: Graham Rice
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Provides information and suggestions on growing vegetables along with fruit, herbs, and flowers.
Fast, Fresh Garden Edibles shows homeowners how to use every square inch of available space to grow fresh vegetables in the shortest possible time. Guides to growing in small gardens, in containers, and in window boxes.
Author: Jane Courtier
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing
Fast, Fresh Garden Edibles shows homeowners how to use every square inch of available space to grow fresh vegetables in the shortest possible time. Guides to growing in small gardens, in containers, and in window boxes. How to select and plant the quickest growing varieties of vegetables.
A Step-by-Step Guide to Growing Fruits and Vegetables in Small Spaces DK ... A
south- or west-facing bed offers the perfect environment for chili peppers,
peaches, eggplant, strawberries, herbs—and any other number of crops that
revel in ...
Author: DK Publishing
Small Plot, Big Harvest is a bright new gardening book for people with little space but big ambitions. Forget waiting for years for a spot in a community garden: This book celebrates what the vast majority of people have-a little bit of patio or garden that is nonetheless precious to them. Rather than bemoan this limited growing space, this book actively embraces it and explores the advantages, leaving readers in no doubt of the potential their garden has to offer. Enticing seasonal crop planners for 10x10 foot (3x3 meter) and 6.5x6.5 foot (2x2 meter) plots, and for planters and mini raised beds, demonstrate the possibilities. The artworks of each crop are drawn to scale to show the correct number of plants in three planting schemes: a standard mix, an easy-to-grow selection, or a gourmet selection of fruit and vegetables. Follow-on charts show substitutes to increase choice and variety, making this the easiest of garden design packages for new gardeners. Key topics such as soil preparation, watering, feeding, sowing, transplanting, and extending the seasons are presented in the opening chapter, ensuring the book covers every aspect of growing your own. The bulk of the book is made up of attractive profiles of 60 vegetables and 15 fruits, delivered with step-by-step photographs showing each stage of growth and clear instructions. These are followed by gallery spreads to help gardeners choose the best varieties to grow from seed or source as plants. The Problem Solver is a useful troubleshooting section to help gardeners nip problems in the bud, with a clear directory of common weeds, pests, and diseases. Useful resources and a glossary of terms complete the guide.