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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
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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
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
Bring organic produce to your table and create delicious hand-crafted meals with the harvest from your back yard or windowsill! The Edible Garden is the complete guide to growing a bountiful, edible home garden.
Author: The Editors of Country Gardens Magazine
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
From the experts at Country Gardens magazine, The Edible Garden will show you how to reap fresh vegetables, delicious fruits, and essential herbs from a garden of any size, in any space, no matter how small. Bring organic produce to your table and create delicious hand-crafted meals with the harvest from your back yard or windowsill! The Edible Garden is the complete guide to growing a bountiful, edible home garden. With over a hundred years of experience, the editors of Better Homes & Gardens’ special-interest publications know gardening from the ground up! In this beautiful, photo-laden book the authors show how any space can yield a plentiful crop of tasty vegetables, fresh fruits, delicious herbs, and more. Whether you’re working with a rooftop hideaway, a suburban backyard, or even a tiny window box or all-indoor container garden, it’s easier than you think. Highlights include: Detailed step-by-step instructions for creating the garden of your dreams in the space you have. A seasonal guide to crops with descriptions of varieties for each, including when and how to plant. All the basics you need to start, from tools and containers to seeds and soil. Simple recipes that show how to use your crop yield—and what to do when your garden produces more than you ever expected! Covers a wide range of topics, including: Starting from Seed: Save money by growing from seeds—including those you save yourself from your everyday meals. Making the Plan: How to assess the space at hand and plan to use it most efficiently, including seasonal tips for various environments. Organic Solutions: Raise the healthiest food and protect the environment with these handy hints, including all-natural, chemical-free pest repellants, weed control, and soil enrichment. Container Gardening: Grow food for your table on a balcony, patio, or other small space. Special tips on how to grow some basics even if you’ve only got a window box to work with. Raised-Bed Gardens: All the rage in suburban front and back yards, rooftops, and community gardens, this results-intensive gardening method yields amazing harvests. Yard-to-Table: Recipes for your backyard bounty focusing on just-picked delights such as fresh tomato and arugula salad, crispy zucchini fritter, and cool cucumber sangria.
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Author: Jayne T. MacLean
Category: Herb gardening
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Think you can't have it all?
Author: Graham Rice
Think you can't have it all? Well, you can, at least in the garden, because many common food-producing plants also offer beautiful foliage or flowers. By simply following these creative suggestions, even novice gardeners can transform large or small spaces into high-yield gardens bursting with delicious, organically grown fruits, vegetables, and spectacular flowers. More than 90 color photographs, diagrams, and illustrations are provided, along with expert design and plant care tips. The invaluable advice on selecting and buying plants, creating attractive beds and borders, working with rocky or difficult soil, container gardening, and maximizing food production will ensure multi-season beauty and bounty.
This book will guide you step by step to your thriving garden, avoiding you to make common gardeners' mistakes that could result in the loss of your new plants.
Author: Edward Green
Would you like to grow your own vegetables, fruits and herbs but you don't have enough space in your backyard? With container gardening you can grow plants in places where you thought it is impossible to. Using plastic or clay pots, old buckets or hanging baskets can work perfectly and they can be placed in corners, suspended from ceilings and can even be placed on a shelf in your home. It's amazing to see how planting in a box is easy! Plants that grow in a pot require less water than plants growing in soil. In addition, you have the freedom to move your plants according to your needs. In fact, you can move them outside if they need to be exposed to the sun or take them inside if they need protection from the wind. Gardening in containers is also FUN! Try your creativity with recycled containers, decorate them and embellish your home. This book will guide you step by step to your thriving garden, avoiding you to make common gardeners' mistakes that could result in the loss of your new plants. ''Vegetable Gardening in Containers'' will teach you: How to create the best environment for your plants How to grow any plant you'd like The best ways to protect your plants All you need to know about herbs gardening Gardening tools - what you need and how to get prepared to start All the way to your kitchen: starting seeds, harvesting and storing How to turn almost anything in a beautiful container ...And much more! Even if you're looking to start your garden for aesthetic reasons only, this book will give you all the right ideas to do it right! Click the ''BUY NOW'' button and start your garden TODAY!
Then you've found the right book! In this guide, we will learn about how to start and grow a Container Garden. This is a fun and educational way to find out what plants need to grow.
Author: Alex Roots
Publisher: Independently Published
IMAGINE REACHING OUT from YOUR FRONT DOOR and PICKING a RIPE CUCUMBER for YOUR SALAD, or some FRESH BASIL for PESTO. How will it TASTE of BITING into a RIPE, lush TOMATO or a SPICY RADISH PLUCKED FROM YOUR GARDEN? And what if, regardless of where you live, and what kind of success you've had with planting in the past, you and quickly grow green vegetables and delightful herbs? Are you a young adult who wants to learn the process of container gardening? Are you a new gardener and want a secure method to create a successful garden? Then you've found the right book! In this guide, we will learn about how to start and grow a Container Garden. This is a fun and educational way to find out what plants need to grow. And you can do it even if you only have a small porch or balcony! With this guide, you will learn what you need to grow two or twenty vegetables in pots. This book covers: The Many Advantages of Creating Your Garden Healthy Eating Benefits Getting Started Planning Your Space Create A Map Container Gardening Tips and Tricks Which Plants Do Well in Containers? Different Volume Containers And so much more! We hope this book will provide hours of educational fun. We love container gardening. By growing vegetables, they learn great lessons about where our food comes from. They learn about the cycle of life. They learn about natural processes, like precipitation (rain) and photosynthesis (how plants make food). This opens them up to essential processes. They can range in scope from global, as in weather patterns and seasons, to tiny, as in cellular processes and seed growth. We consider gardening to be a valuable teaching tool. CLICK BUY NOW and START LEARNING!
With this book you can turn the tiniest space into a productive and attractive plot, using the best varieties and techniques.
Author: Kay Maguire
Publisher: Hachette UK
Winner of the Practical Book of the Year 2013 at the Garden Media Guild Awards. RHS Grow Your Own Crops in Pots is the natural successor to Carol Klein's bestselling RHS Grow your own Veg, which has sold more than 300,000 copies since publication. With this book you can turn the tiniest space into a productive and attractive plot, using the best varieties and techniques. Follow 30 tried-and-tested container recipes for top tasting crop combinations such as tomato with basil, fruit salads and cut-and-come-again vegetables. Discover the essential techniques that every container-gardener should know and use the crop directory to find out the best way to grow more than 60 vegetables, fruit, salads, herbs and edible flowers.
The book is lavishly illustrated with beautiful photographs by Marianne Majerus.
Author: Beth Marshall
Publisher: White Lion Publishing
GROW YOURSELF HEALTHY shows how to transform your gut health with a wealth of gut-friendly crops, projects, recipes and planting plans * Discover how to grow 50 vegetables, fruit & herbs to maximise their nutritional value * Plan your own gut-health garden using 11 easy projects, with planting plans and best varieties * Follow 13 recipes for fermented foods to multiply the benefits and enjoy all year round * Understand the science of gut-health gardening and how it affects our health and well-being * Find everything you need to transform your garden and your family’s health and happiness! Based on the author’s practical experience of growing fruit, vegetables and herbs in ways that supercharge their nutritional value, GROW YOURSELF HEALTHY is a practical guide on how to design and manage an edible garden for gut health, providing food for us and the trillions of microbes we host within us. It describes the science behind the subject in an accessible way and shows how to grow an incredible diversity of fruit, vegetables, herbs and edible flowers, even in a small space. The book describes the best types of fruit and vegetable to choose and how to grow them to optimize their health boosting properties. It brings together the latest scientific research into different organic growing, harvesting and processing methods that will empower the reader to take back control of the nutritional value of the food they eat. GROW YOURSELF HEALTHY also contains 11 practical projects to demonstrate how to grow healthy, fresh produce at home, in a small garden, allotment, balcony, or even on a windowsill. A chapter with 13 fermentation recipes shows how the genius of microbes can be harnessed to transform freshly harvested produce into delicious sauerkraut, kimchi, pickles, and fermented drinks. The book is lavishly illustrated with beautiful photographs by Marianne Majerus.
A practical guide to growing different types of food at home in even the smallest of spaces.
Author: Mary Horsfall
Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
A practical guide to growing different types of food at home in even the smallest of spaces.