Vegetable Fruit and Herb Growing in Small Spaces

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

ISBN: 0716022575

Category: Gardening

Page: 160

View: 254

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

The Edible Balcony

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

ISBN: 1609614119

Category: Gardening

Page: 160

View: 665

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.

The Edible Container Garden

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

ISBN: 0684854619

Category: Gardening

Page: 159

View: 697

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.

Small Space Vegetable Gardens

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

ISBN: 1604695471

Category: Gardening

Page: 216

View: 374

“If I could recommend one book for small-space vegetable gardening, this would be it. Andrea Bellamy nailed it!” —Joe Lamp’l, Growing a Greener World Small-Space Vegetable Gardens explains the basics of growing a bounty of edibles in a minimal amount of space. Andrea Bellamy, author of the award-winning blog Heavy Petal, shares all the knowledge she’s gained from years of gardening small: how to find and assess a space, and how to plan and build a garden. Bellamy also highlights the top sixty edible plants and offers complete information on how to sow, grow, and harvest them. This hardworking and enthusiastic guide teaches gardeners how to take advantage of the space they 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 their dreams.

The Complete Guide to Growing Vegetables Flowers Fruits and Herbs from Containers

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

ISBN: 1601383479

Category: Gardening

Page: 288

View: 749

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.

Small Space Gardening for Canada

Focused on urban gardening in small spaces, and specifically for city dwellers who garden on balconies, patios, decks, teeny-tiny townhouse yards, stairwells and wherever else they can find, this book features all you need to know to grow ...

Author: Laura Peters

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781551058603

Category: Container gardening

Page: 176

View: 487

Whether you have just a patio, rooftop or windowsill, you can grow pretty flowers and tasty vegetables anywhere, even in our Canadian climate. Focused on urban gardening in small spaces, and specifically for city dwellers who garden on balconies, patios, decks, teeny-tiny townhouse yards, stairwells and wherever else they can find, this book features all you need to know to grow annuals, perennials and edibles in the big city: * Available spaces including roofs, corridors and balconies * Alternative spaces such as community gardens, guerrilla gardening and shared backyards * Design and planning * Basics such as what, where and when to plant * Tools and supplies such as hanging containers and soil mixes and amendments * Potential problems such as pollution, wind, diseases and pests * How to keep plants healthy * Making the most of limited spaces by using innovative containers, raised beds, succession planting and vertical gardening * Stretching the growing season, harvesting and winterizing the garden spaces * The ''Top Three'' annuals, perennials, vegetables, fruits and herbs to grow in small spaces * Full-colour photos throughout * And more.

Container Vegetable Gardening

Big Flavor from Small Spaces! This book will show you how to use the latest practices of high-density patio gardening to grow delicious vegetables, herbs and fruits in containers, window boxes, and hanging baskets.

Author: Liz Dobbs

Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

ISBN: 1620083213

Category: Gardening

Page: 242

View: 569

Big Flavor from Small Spaces! This book will show you how to use the latest practices of high-density patio gardening to grow delicious vegetables, herbs and fruits in containers, window boxes, and hanging baskets. Imagine the satisfaction of diving into a plate full of food that you grew yourself. Stepping out onto your patio and picking fresh ingredients for a meal is a special experience that is possible almost all year long. Whether you want to learn how to grow lemon trees in pots or to create your very own salsa window box with chilies, dwarf tomatoes, scallions, and coriander—Growing Crops in Pots will show you how! Inside Growing Crops in Pots · 35 illustrated, easy-to-follow projects for terrific container gardens · Instructions on how to grow 34 crops that look as good as they taste · How to choose appropriate containers and maintain a productive patio garden · The best strategies for watering, composting, propagation, and fertilizing in small spaces · Detailed advice on what to grow and advice on how to store and preserve your bounty

Fast Fresh Garden Edibles

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

ISBN: 1607654237

Category: Gardening

Page: 250

View: 206

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.

Apartment Gardening

Learn how to grow fruits, vegetables, and herbs in small spaces........year round!

Author: Gerard (Jerry) White

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781718606821

Category:

Page: 82

View: 642

Learn how to grow fruits, vegetables, and herbs in small spaces........year round!

Balcony Gardening

You don't need to live in the country or have a big yard to own a productive garden. This book will guide you through the challenges of container gardening in one of the most sterile of urban environments: a high-rise balcony.

Author: Jeff Haase

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780987973207

Category: Gardening

Page: 160

View: 991

Do you live in an apartment with a balcony, fire escape or rooftop terrace? Most city dwellers neglect these spaces or use them for nothing more than hanging laundry and storing bicycles. And for a long time, so did I. Several years ago I decided to transform my under-used balcony from a lifeless concrete pad into a little garden in the sky. Every year I grow a small harvest of vegetables such as tomatoes, peppers, beans and peas, and more than enough herbs to satisfy our culinary needs. Sometimes I even grow watermelons. You don't need to live in the country or have a big yard to own a productive garden. This book will guide you through the challenges of container gardening in one of the most sterile of urban environments: a high-rise balcony. With topics including: Container gardening basics Small space composting and vermicomposting Starting plants indoors from seed Self-watering containers Hand-pollination Diagnosing common plant problems And detailed growing instructions for all of my favorite garden herbs and vegetables

Grow Your Own Vegetables in Pots and Containers

This book is aimed at the majority of us who live in terraced houses, high rise flats, town houses and semi-detached properties with a small garden and often nowhere to grow but the patio.

Author: Paul Peacock

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472139186

Category: Gardening

Page: 176

View: 788

This book is aimed at the majority of us who live in terraced houses, high rise flats, town houses and semi-detached properties with a small garden and often nowhere to grow but the patio. It shows how to make the most of pots and planters; how to plan for a reasonable yield; and how never to run out of at least something to special eat. You might not have all the space in the world, but you can enjoy all the flavour in the world. With the step-by-step instructions in this book you will be able to grow, nurture and harvest your own fruit, vegetables and herbs in a range of pots and containers, including recycled ones such as plastic milk bottles, and kitchen sinks.

The Vegetable Gardener s Container Bible

"Big, delicious yields from small, unlikely spaces. This is just the book the world is hungering for and it couldn't come at a better time.

Author: Edward C. Smith

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603426981

Category: Gardening

Page: 264

View: 445

Harvest tomatoes on a patio, produce a pumpkin in a planter, and grow broccoli on a balcony! Best-selling author Ed Smith shows you everything you need to know to successfully create and care for an edible container garden, from choosing the right plants and selecting appropriate containers through controlling pests without chemicals and harvesting fresh vegetables. You’ll discover that container gardening is an easy and fun way to enjoy summer’s bounty in even the smallest of growing spaces.

Encyclopedia of Container Gardening

Patio - type tomatoes , such as ' Pixie ' , can give you a welcome harvest from a
very small space . Container Crop Basics Growing vegetables , fruits , and herbs
in containers is much like growing flowers , but there are a few special things ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781877019432

Category: Container gardening

Page: 288

View: 552

The basics of healthy houseplants.

Container Gardening Complete

Walliser provides scalable projects for differing needs, and give you ideas for reusing containers you have around your home. She covers the importance of drainage, irrigation, and other watering concerns for a successful garden.

Author: Jessica Walliser

Publisher:

ISBN: 1591866820

Category: Gardening

Page: 272

View: 725

The ideal book for urban gardeners, indoor gardeners, and vegetable gardeners, Container Gardening Complete is a thorough visual guide that will get you growing quickly! Whether you are growing vegetables, fruits, or flowers on an apartment balcony; creating a small vegetable garden for personal use; or decorating steps and walkways, Container Gardening Complete has everything you need to know to be successful. The methods described in this book are foolproof and easy to follow, with step-by-step directions and photographs, scalable projects for differing needs, and many great ideas for upscaled containers from things you have around your home. You’ll get to know the ins and outs of gardening in a small space, from the importance of drainage, irrigation, and other watering concerns to ornamental combinations of plants, and the very best vegetables, fruits, and nonedibles for container gardening. This is the best, most complete book on the market for container gardening.

Grow Easy

Growing in an organic, sustainable way is central to this book and it doesn't need to be difficult or more expensive. Try Anna's 30 top crop choices (10 vegetables, 10 herbs, 10 flowers/fruit) that are perfect for small spaces.

Author: Anna Greenland

Publisher: Mitchell Beazley

ISBN: 9781784727352

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

View: 899

Rising star of the organic grow-your-own scene, Anna Greenland, presents her top 30 crops to grow in containers or a small raised bed and provides all the information you need to make sure they flourish A new generation of growers are hungry for the know-how to transform their balconies, front steps and back gardens into edible spaces. Whether it's due to vulnerabilities in our global food system or the simple realization that gardening makes you feel good, now is the time for Grow Easy. Anna Greenland offers the jargon-free information, inspiration and confidence you need to get growing from scratch with absolutely no prior knowledge. Growing in an organic, sustainable way is central to this book and it doesn't need to be difficult or more expensive. Try Anna's 30 top crop choices (10 vegetables, 10 herbs, 10 flowers/fruit) that are perfect for small spaces. Plant 'spotlights' give in-depth advice on how to grow each crop in a pot, in the ground or on a windowsill A year-round planner keeps you on track with monthly tasks Seasonal crop plans are included for those with small gardens, with a blueprint for two small raised beds that gives continuous harvests and avoids gluts Suggested planting combinations for striking pots or windowsills inspire creativity 'The gentle Anna Greenland, who looks after the vegetable garden, carries old wisdom and deep understanding of the seasons in her young soul which is beautiful to see.' - Raymond Blanc OBE

Vegetable Gardening for Beginners

In this book you will learn - The health benefits of gardening for mind and body - The basics of botany and soil science - How a garden fits into and contributes to the Ecosystem - All about the types of vegetable gardens and how to choose ...

Author: Larissa Spencer

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781801207362

Category: Gardening

Page: 152

View: 577

A step by step guide for beginners to discover Vegetable Gardening even in small spaces. Learn to grow vegetables, fruits, and herbs in a simple and practical way. Have you ever wanted to grow fresh, healthy food right outside your own backdoor, but you just weren't sure how to get started? Have you thought about gardening for years, but have been afraid to try? So, If you have never planted a seed in your life don't be alarmed, I've created this guide just for you. You will find a step-by-step guide on how to create a home traditional garden, containers or by building a raised-bed garden. Taking this route can be very rewarding, grow your own vegetables, full of life and chemical free. Watching your garden grow and taking care of it, has been known to have positive therapeutic effects and helps fight against chronic stress.The whole family will benefit, children love plants, they will forget about tablets and video games. But if you are a beginner without a guide, you will make mistakes that will waste your time and money which may be demoralizing and prevent you from creating your own garden. Now... If you're worried about having little space, or just want to increase your garden's performance, read on... In this book you will learn - The health benefits of gardening for mind and body - The basics of botany and soil science - How a garden fits into and contributes to the Ecosystem - All about the types of vegetable gardens and how to choose which is best for you - How to decide on the perfect site for your garden - The fundamentals of garden design - Where you can source gardening materials without blowing your budget - How to build or assemble your perfect garden - How to choose the soil and seeds that are right for you You'll be taken on a journey from design to harvest, and beyond, i will shows you everything you need to know to: - Learn self-watering methods to save time, money, and energy - Make and use effective compost - Choose from different mulching techniques - Safely use organic fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides instead of chemicals - Harvest and preserve your vegetables with storage, canning, and freezing - Keep an accurate and invaluable garden journal - Prepare your garden for the off-season Start now and enjoy the fruits of your beautiful Garden.

Sugar Snaps and Strawberries

Presents garden design and growing advice for planting and harvesting a variety of organic plants in a limited space.

Author: Andrea Bellamy

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604691247

Category: Gardening

Page: 221

View: 184

Presents garden design and growing advice for planting and harvesting a variety of organic plants in a limited space.

Anything Grows

Another strong argument for growing your own herbs is that so many fresh
cooking herbs are never seen in the ... column in the preceding charts titled
Vegetables for Containers and Small Spaces , and Fruits for Containers and
Small Spaces .

Author: Sheryl London

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN:

Category: Vegetable gardening

Page: 246

View: 945

Ingenious ways to grow more food in front yards, backyards, side yards, in the suburbs, in the city, on rooftops, even in parking lots.

Vertical Gardening

Gardening expert Jason Johns offers examples of many types of vertical gardens and gives suggestions for the most appropriate plants to grow vertically.

Author: Jason Johns

Publisher: GroundSwell Books

ISBN: 9781570673757

Category: Gardening

Page: 128

View: 481

The author explains the different types of vertical gardens, how to select one that suits your needs, and which plants are the most appropriate for the structures chosen. Excellent techniques are provided for maximizing productivity in small spaces along with tips on how to take advantage of sunlight, allow for easy watering and care, and protect against wind and insect damage. Photographs throughout the text illustrate innovative and creative vertical gardening arrangements such as trellises, pergolas, arches, pallets, and containers.

The Postage Stamp Vegetable Garden

Revised for an all new generation of gardeners, this edition includes brand new information on the variety of heirloom vegetables available today and how to grow them the postage stamp way.

Author: Karen Newcomb

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 1607746840

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

View: 935

One of the best books for beginning and experienced vegetable gardeners, this clear, straightforward, easy-to-read gardening bestseller (over 500,000 copies sold) uses organic, biodynamic methods to produce large amounts of vegetables in very small spaces. To accommodate today's lifestyles, a garden needs to fit easily into a very small plot, take as little time as possible to maintain, require a minimum amount of water, and still produce prolifically. That's exactly what a postage stamp garden does. Postage stamp gardens are as little as 4 by 4 feet, and, after the initial soil preparation, they require very little extra work to produce a tremendous amount of vegetables--for instance, a 5-by-5-foot bed will produce a minimum of 200 pounds of vegetables. When first published 40 years ago, the postage stamp techniques, including closely planted beds rather than rows, vines and trailing plants grown vertically to free up space, and intercropping, were groundbreaking. Revised for an all new generation of gardeners, this edition includes brand new information on the variety of heirloom vegetables available today and how to grow them the postage stamp way. Now, in an ever busier world, the postage stamp intensive gardening method continues to be invaluable for gardeners who wish to weed, water, and work a whole lot less yet produce so much more.