McGee and Stuckey's the Bountiful Container

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Workman Publishing, 2002 - Gardening - 432 pages
67 Reviews
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
There could be more tables and recipes. - Goodreads
Some recipes are included. - Overstock.com

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  - Sergiu Burlacu - Goodreads

Even though I think this is a good starting kit for anyone interested in growing food in containers, in my opinion many important topics like building good soil, composting and others are neglected ... Read full review

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Contents

From Our Gardens to Yours
iv
YOU AND YOUR GARDEN
vi
Managing Your Space
ii
Planning for Good Taste
11
Making Your Garden Beautiful
19
DOWNTOEARTH BASIS
29
Hardware Containers Trellises Tools and Storage
31
Software Soil Seeds and Plants
49
Vegetables
79
Herbs
169
Fruits
285
Edible Flowers
349
Appendix
413
USDA Hardiness Zone Map
414
MailOrder Sources
416
Index
423

Keeping a Healthy Garden
65
PLANTS FOR THE BOUNTIFUL CONTAINER
77

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About the author (2002)

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.

Maggie Stuckey is the author of a number of gardening books, including "Gardening from the Ground Up" and "The Houseplant Encyclopedia". She lives and gardens in Portland, Oregon.

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