Vertical Vegetables & Fruit: Creative Gardening Techniques for Growing Up in Small Spaces (Google eBook)

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Storey Publishing, Nov 16, 2011 - Gardening - 176 pages
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At last, an innovative solution for urbanites, apartment dwellers, and anyone who wants to grow food in small spaces — grow up! 

Vertical Vegetables & Fruit shows how easy and fun small-footprint food gardening can be. Low maintenance and big harvests are just two of the benefits of using teepees, trellises, cages, hanging baskets, wall pockets, stacking pots, and multilevel raised beds to grow vegetables and fruit.
 
Whether your soon-to-be garden is an alley, a balcony, a rooftop, or just a windowsill, master gardener Rhonda Massingham Hart provides expert advice for constructing the site, preparing the soil, and planting and caring for vegetables and fruits to produce a hearty harvest. From beans on a tepee to tomatoes on a wire archway, melons on a slanted fence to cucumbers on a trellis, kiwis on a clothesline to strawberries in a pot, there are simple growing guidelines here to fit every gardener’s favorite tastes and site. 

For experienced gardeners looking to try new techniques as well as first-time growers with tiny growing spaces, Vertical Vegetables & Fruit is the space-saving, harvest-enhancing guide to producing a bounty of fresh food in any location.
  

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Review: Vertical Vegetables & Fruit: Creative Gardening Techniques for Growing Up in Small Spaces

User Review  - Faith - Goodreads

I picked up some very useful tips and some good ideas for making the most of a small space for growing fruit and vegetables. The explanations for putting together A-frames and teepees, etc. were ... Read full review

Review: Vertical Vegetables & Fruit: Creative Gardening Techniques for Growing Up in Small Spaces

User Review  - Meredith - Goodreads

A wonderful resource for anyone considering vertical or square foot gardening! The suggestions for particular vegetable species is also very helpful. Read full review

Contents

THE WHYS WHATS AND HOWTOS OF MAKING FOOD GROW UP
1
VERTICAL ANNUAL VINES
47
FINE PERENNIAL FRUITS
103
Appendix 1 A Note on Recommended Varieties
151
Appendix 2 Direct Seeding
154
Appendix 3 Growing Your Own Seedlings
155
Appendix 4 Hardening Off Tender Transplants
157
Resources for Gardeners
158
Index
163
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About the author (2011)

Rhonda Massingham Hart is a master gardener and the author of Vertical Vegetables & Fruit, The Dirt-Cheap Green Thumb, Deerproofing Your Yard & Garden, and Squirrel Proofing Your Home & Garden. She has written articles for a variety of magazines, including Flower & Garden, Woman’s Day, and Fine Gardening. She writes extensively on organic gardening techniques and lives in Washington State.

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