McGee and Stuckey's the Bountiful Container

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Workman Publishing, 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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User Review  - datrappert - LibraryThing

Truly a pleasure to read. Very well written by its two authors, this book provides great descriptions of each plant and clear instructions on how to grow it. It is virtually an encyclopedia of ... Read full review

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User Review  - malibub98 - Overstock.com

This is another container gardening book that I had checked out from the library a couple of times over the last couple of years and could never renew because there were always requests for it. It ... Read full review

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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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