From Container to Kitchen: Growing Fruits and Vegetables in Pots

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New Society Publishers, Apr 1, 2010 - Gardening - 248 pages
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More and more people are recognizing the need for nutritious, local, sustainable food, but organic options can be costly, and the produce sections of most supermarkets are packed with fruits and vegetables that have racked up more frequent flier miles than a rock band on world tour. How can urban dwellers without ready access to fertile land enjoy the benefits of traditional gardening? And for those with a yard, how do you maximize the harvest of fresh, healthy edibles?

In From Container to Kitchen, D.J. Herda shows that there is a way. Written for the novice home gardener as well as the seasoned pro, this fully illustrated, comprehensive guide will show you how to save up to 70 percent on your produce bill by growing fruits and vegetables in pots. Topics include:

  • Selecting the right container size and location
  • Optimizing soil composition and nutrients
  • Managing light, water, and humidity
  • Choosing the best fruits and vegetables for container gardening
  • Eliminating pests and plant diseases naturally
  • Extending the harvest

Dig in to this bumper crop of container gardening tips and techniques and learn how to create your own moveable feast!

D.J. Herda is an award-winning freelance author, editor, and photojournalist who has written several thousand articles and more than eighty books, including Zen and the Art of Pond Building. He is an avid organic gardener and test grower and has been writing extensively about growing fruits and vegetables for over forty years.


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Chapter1 Gardening
Chapter 2Gone toPot
Chapter 4Dressed for Success
Matching Your Plants to Their Containers
Lighting the
Chapter 7 Where To Grow
Chapter 8 Wet nWild
Cultivars Hybrids and Varietals
Bugged What To Do When the Extraterrestrials Attack
Wilt Thou No More
Chapter 16Harvest Time and the Pickin Is Easy
Chapter 17Who Cares? Caring for Your Plants When Youre Away
Special Steps for Fruiting Trees and Shrubs
The Kindest Cuts of

Chapter9 The RightStuff AnalyzingYour Garden
The Magic of
Food for Thought
Chapter20 Tools ofthe Trade

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D.J. Herda is the president of Vista Grande HOA, president of the American Society of Authors and Writers, Executive Editor of SCRIBE! Magazine, and freelance author, editor and photojournalist, who has two plays in production, several thousand articles, and more than 80 books, including Zen and the Art of Pond Building. D.J. lives in St. George, Utah.

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