The Complete Guide to Growing Vegetables, Flowers, Fruits, and Herbs from Containers: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply (Google eBook)

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Atlantic Publishing Company, 2011 - Gardening - 288 pages
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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.

This Atlantic Publishing eBook was professionally written, edited, fact checked, proofed and designed. The print version of this book is 288 pages and you receive exactly the same content. Over the years our books have won dozens of book awards for content, cover design and interior design including the prestigious Benjamin Franklin award for excellence in publishing. We are proud of the high quality of our books and hope you will enjoy this eBook version.

  

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User Review  - HeatherMS - LibraryThing

As a newbie to gardening, I was eager to read about the different ways to grow vegetables, fruits and herbs. One way is to use containers to grow in instead of planting directly in the ground. Back to ... Read full review

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User Review  - billyburgess - LibraryThing

Having your own garden can be difficult if you live in an apartment or you just do not have a very big yard to use. With the rising cost of groceries, growing your own vegetables and fruit is becoming ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
15
What Should I Grow?
35
Choosing and Preparing Containers
55
Tools
69
Soil and Amendments
81
Start with Seeds or Start with Plants?
89
Growing Herbs in Containers
101
Growing Vegetables in Containers
145
A Complete List of Containergrown Fruits
189
Raspberries
191
Blackberries
192
Gooseberries
194
Citrus fruit
195
Lemon
196
Lime
198
Currants
200

Lettuce and salad greens
165
Onions
168
Peas
170
Potatoes
172
Spinach
174
Squash
176
Zucchini
178
Common Mistakes to Avoid when Growing Vegetables
180
Using Containers in Small Spaces
182
Growing Fruits in Containers
185
Can You Really Grow Fruits in Containers?
186
Why Grow Your Own Fruit?
187
Grapes
203
Cantaloupe
206
Watermelon
207
Honeydew
209
Peaches
211
Strawberries
213
Tomatoes
216
Growing Flowers in Containers
225
MaintainingYour Plants
261
Conclusion
275
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