Vertical Gardening: Grow Up, Not Out, for More Vegetables and Flowers in Much Less Space (Google eBook)

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Rodale, Apr 26, 2011 - Gardening - 384 pages
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The biggest mistake gardeners make each season is starting out too big and then quickly realizing their large plot requires too much weeding, watering, and backbreaking labor. Vertical gardening guarantees a better outcome from the day the trowel hits the soil—by shrinking the amount of “floor” space needed and focusing on climbing plants that are less prone to insects, diseases, and animal pests.

Notable author and gardener Derek Fell has tried and tested thousands of varieties of vegetables, flowers, and fruits and recommends the best plants for space-saving vertical gardening. His grow-up, grow-down system also shows which ground-level plants make good companions underneath and alongside climbing plants. Best of all, many of Fell’s greatest climbers and mutually beneficial plants are available in seed packets in every local garden center.

With a mix of DIY and commercially available string supports, trellises, pergolas, raised beds, skyscraper gardens, and topsy-turvy planters, the vertical garden system reduces work, increases yields, makes harvesting easier, and can be practiced in spaces as small as a container or a one-by-four-foot strip. Vertical Gardening features 100 color photos of the author’s own vertical methods and showcases beautiful, trouble-free perennials, shrubs, vegetables, annuals, and fruit perfect for this new, rewarding way to garden.

  

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Review: Vertical Gardening: Grow Up, Not Out, for More Vegetables and Flowers in Much Less Space

User Review  - Tim Beckenham - Goodreads

Good book. Great source of ideas, but as said for this book, it is very repetitive. Would've liked more illustrations, particularly about garden design, optimising sunlight Read full review

Review: Vertical Gardening: Grow Up, Not Out, for More Vegetables and Flowers in Much Less Space

User Review  - Heather - Goodreads

It is a good book but it contains a lot of information that I would consider good for beginner gardeners. It would be a great book for beginners. Although I did find good info on vertical gardening ... Read full review

Contents

What is a Vertical Garden?
1
choosing a Site and Preparing the Soil
19
arbors arches Pergolas and trellises
27
Planters and Supports
37
containers and hanging Planters
61
composting
71
Seed Starting and Propagating
83
controlling Pests and diseases
90
Vegetables for Vertical Gardens
133
fruits for Vertical Gardens
237
ornamental annual Vines
261
ornamental Perennial and Woody Vines
285
designing with ornamental Vines
343
SourceS
356
about the author
358
index
359

controlling Weeds Watering
122
fertilizing and Pruning
123

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About the author (2011)

DEREK FELL is a writer and photographer. His garden, art, and travel books have more than 2.5 million copies in print, and his photo library numbers more than 150,000 images. He lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, at historic Cedaridge Farm, where he cultivates an award-winning garden of flowers, fruits, and vegetables.

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