The Edible Container Garden: Growing Fresh Food in Small Spaces

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Simon and Schuster, 2000 - Gardening - 159 pages
7 Reviews
No space is too small to grow delicious and healthy food.

Enjoying tasty and fresh produce no longer requires a trip to the local farm stand or gourmet grocery. With The Edible Container Garden as your guide, everything from salad greens and savory herbs to luscious fruits and vegetables can be as close as your patio, balcony, or rooftop.

The Edible Container Garden explains how to plant, grow, and harvest vegetables, edible flowers, fruits, and herbs, even when time and space are limited. Discussing the wide variety of planting options, from simple window boxes and raised garden beds to trellises and other vertical structures, The Edible Container Garden shows you how to

Decide what kinds of plants you want to grow and which soil to use to keep them healthy and vibrant

Select the right containers and tools to design a beautiful and fertile garden

Discover which seasons are best for certain plants so you can design a practical and productive growing space

Feed, tie, prune, and clip your plants to fit almost anywhere, whether they're in containers, over arches, or even along footpaths

Illustrated with beautiful color photographs and packed with helpful and creative tips, The Edible Container Garden provides all the information you'll need to transform your outdoor space into a bountiful paradise. No space is too small to grow delicious and healthy food.

Enjoying tasty and fresh produce no longer requires a trip to the local farm stand or gourmet grocery. With The Edible Container Garden as your guide, everything from salad greens and savory herbs to luscious fruits and vegetables can be as close as your patio, balcony, or rooftop.

The Edible Container Garden explains how to plant, grow, and harvest vegetables, edible flowers, fruits, and herbs, even when time and space are limited. Discussing the wide variety of planting options, from simple window boxes and raised garden beds to trellises and other vertical structures, The Edible Container Garden shows you how to

Decide what kinds of plants you want to grow and which soil to use to keep them healthy and vibrant

Select the right containers and tools to design a beautiful and fertile garden

Discover which seasons are best for certain plants so you can design a practical and productive growing space

Feed, tie, prune, and clip your plants to fit almost anywhere, whether they're in containers, over arches, or even along footpaths

Illustrated with beautiful color photographs and packed with helpful and creative tips, The Edible Container Garden provides all the information you'll need to transform your outdoor space into a bountiful paradise.

  

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Review: The Edible Container Garden: Growing Fresh Food in Small Spaces

User Review  - Liz DeCoster - Goodreads

Most of this book seemed a high-level (soil mixtures, etc.) for new gardeners, but I appreciated the chapter in the end listing good plans for containers and the specifics of growing them (light and water requirements, etc.) Read full review

Review: The Edible Container Garden: Growing Fresh Food in Small Spaces

User Review  - Erica - Goodreads

beautiful, inspiring images, not super helpful text. Read full review

Contents

Foreword by Carol Klein
7
Introduction
13
WHAT SHALL I GROW?
121
Resources
146
Bibliography
155
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About the author (2000)

An expert in ecological design, Michael Guerra is a consulting editor to "Permaculture Magazine" and a regular contributor to "Resurgence" and many other environmental publications. He lives in England.

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