McGee and Stuckey's the Bountiful Container

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

User Review  - Monica - Goodreads

My next hobby....which I have not started yet is growing vegetables in containers. I was amazed at what my dad grew on the patio of his apartment, yes apartment. I truly regret not learning this skill ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Sommer - Goodreads

This is a fantastic resource for someone wanting to container garden (and even someone with a traditional garden will find it useful). I actually read it cover to cover. Even though I already had a ... 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.

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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