McGee & Stuckey's the bountiful container : a container garden of vegetables, herbs, fruits and edible flowers

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Workman Pub., Jan 4, 2002 - Gardening - 432 pages
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With few exceptions-such as corn and pumpkins-everything edible that's grown in a traditional garden can be raised in a container. And with only one exception-watering-container gardening is a whole lot easier. Beginning with the down-to-earth basics of soil, sun and water, fertilizer, seeds and propagation, The Bountiful Container is an extraordinarily complete, plant-by-plant guide.

Written by two seasoned container gardeners and writers, The Bountiful Container covers Vegetables-not just tomatoes (17 varieties) and peppers (19 varieties), butharicots verts, fava beans, Thumbelina carrots, Chioggia beets, and sugarsnap peas. Herbs, from basil to thyme, and including bay leaves, fennel, and saffron crocus. Edible Flowers, such as begonias, calendula, pansies, violets, and roses. And perhaps most surprising, Fruits, including apples, peaches, Meyer lemons, blueberries, currants, and figs-yes, even in the colder parts of the country. (Another benefit of container gardening: You can bring the less hardy perennials in over the winter.) There are theme gardens (an Italian cook's garden, a Four Seasons garden), lists of sources, and dozens of sidebars on everything from how to be a human honeybee to seeds that are All America Selections.

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Wonderful tips for container gardening. - Goodreads
Got from the library - a good reference. - Goodreads
actually good for READING as opposed to reference! - Goodreads
Such a wonderful reference book. - Goodreads
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Review: McGee & Stuckey's Bountiful Container: A Container Garden of Vegetables, Herbs, Fruits and Edible Flowers

User Review  - Nicolette - Goodreads

A must have resource for any container gardener. The illustrations are lovely although they're in black and white. The information contained is well laid out, easy to understand and bountiful. This ... Read full review

Review: McGee & Stuckey's Bountiful Container: A Container Garden of Vegetables, Herbs, Fruits and Edible Flowers

User Review  - Heidi - Goodreads

This is a wonderful book and a must have for anyone who wants to have a container garden. Its written in a very friendly manner but is just packed with useful information and ideas on what plants to ... Read full review


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Rose Marie Nichols McGee is an expert horticulturist and president of Nichols Garden Nursery, one of America's pre-eminent specialty seed companies. She is also the author of "Basic Herb Cookery". She lives and gardens in Portland, Oregon.

Besides Storey's Country Tea Party, Maggie Stuckey has written a number of gardening books, such as Aromatherapy for Everyone, The Complete Herb Book, and Green Plants for Gray Days. She likes to grow tea herbs, and tea parties are one of the most pleasurable ways for her to spend time with her friends and her young niece. Maggie lives in Portland, Oregon.

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