Explains how to grow everything from salad ingredients to the makings for side and main dishes in a wide variety of small containers, offering practical tips on how to plant, cultivate, and harvest vegetables, fruits, herbs, and edible flowers in a limited space. Original.
How to Grow a Bounty of Food in Pots, Tubs, and Other Containers
Author: Edward C. Smith
Publisher: Storey Publishing
Harvest tomatoes on a patio, produce a pumpkin in a planter, and grow broccoli on a balcony! Best-selling author Ed Smith shows you everything you need to know to successfully create and care for an edible container garden, from choosing the right plants and selecting appropriate containers through controlling pests without chemicals and harvesting fresh vegetables. You’ll discover that container gardening is an easy and fun way to enjoy summer’s bounty in even the smallest of growing spaces.
This manual shows how you can grow vegetables and fruit, using organic methods, even if you don't have a garden: all you need is a couple of pots or a window box. The author explores which are the best plants for flavour, and for maximum yield in the space available; how to provide the best possible conditions; and how to plan for a succession of edible plants. A plant-by-plant guide to the best fruit, vegetables, salads and edible flowers provides cultivation and harvesting details, and a selection of recipes enables you to make the most of your home-grown crops.
Growing Great Edibles in Containers, Raised Beds, and Small Plots
Author: Andrea Bellamy
Publisher: Timber Press
“Size matters! Andrea Bellamy shares creative ways to grow a wide array of vegetables, fruits, and herbs in diminutive settings, year-round.” —Debra Prinzing, author, speaker, and podcaster Small-Space Vegetable Gardens explains the basics of growing a bounty of edibles in a minimal amount of space. Andrea Bellamy shares all the knowledge she’s gained from years of gardening small. You’ll learn how to find and assess a space, how to plan and build a garden, and how to sow, grow, and harvest the 60 best edible plants. This hardworking and enthusiastic guide will help you take advantage of the space you have—whether it’s a balcony, a patio, a plot in a community garden, or even a small yard—to create the food garden of your dreams.
Not everyone has the benefit of a plot of land where they can create a garden. In fact, almost 25% of city homeowners lack the yard space needed to cultivate and grow a decent sized garden (according to Seattle Lawn and Garden) meaning more and more people interested in harvesting flowers, vegetables, and herbs are turning to containers. The options provided by containers are plentiful, from bringing your tomato plants inside during the winter to being able to rearrange them if you are doing construction or playing a game outside. But, getting crops to grow effectively in containers is another matter entirely. This book will provide every potential container gardener with the necessary steps and resources needed to grow their very own crops to thrive in any conditions. From the very outset, you will learn about how vegetables, flowers, and herbs grow naturally charts will provide you with a detailed breakdown of how plants grow and what they need to grow effectively, from root space to water consumption. Companion planting for small spaces will show you how the plants will survive with other plants in the same container and which plants can even be placed in confined spaced and survive. The basics of container planting, including the best single plant containers, two, three, and four plant combinations are provided to help you decide how to lay out your container garden. The top gardeners were contacted and interviewed, providing highly insightful information that guides you through how container potted plants grow and thrive. You will learn the basics of side planted containers and how succulents perform in these closed spaces. The best container plants are listed in order along with the necessary tools they need to survive. The best container sizes, soil types, fertilizer, climate information, and pest prevention methods are all given as well to help round out your container planting. Regardless of your needs or methods, this guide will take you through every step necessary to get your container plants growing and thriving. Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company president s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advise. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.
50 Great Projects to Grow Vegetables, Herbs, and Fruits in Containers
Author: Bob Purnell
If you long to plant and savor delicious homegrown produce but lack adequate growing space, container gardening could be the hobby for you. Written by horticulture expert Bob Purnell, who specializes in small-space gardening, this instructional and colorful guide starts off with trusted advice, based on the author's knowledge and experience, for successfully growing edibles in containers. This innovative volume then goes on to give detailed one-pot "recipes" for growing complementary plants together, accompanied by sweet and savory suggestions for using the ingredients that you grow. Inside Crops in Pots: *The basic principles of container gardening, including choosing suitable pots and hanging baskets, how to situate and group containers, and selecting the best soil based on what you are planting. *Planting and tending to your containers with proper watering, mulching, feeding, and pest-control methods. *A unique "cookbook" setup, featuring step-by-step recipes for growing 50 multiple-plant containers, divided into appetizers, main courses, and desserts. *Recommendations for how to use each of the 50 containers, from tasty bruschetta with fresh red and yellow tomatoes, to grilled snapper with homegrown thyme, to refreshing fruit kabobs with hand-picked strawberries. *Further recommendations for vegetables, fruits, herbs, and edible flowers that grow well in containers.
with 30 step-by-step projects using vegetables, fruit and herbs
Author: Kay Maguire
Publisher: Hachette UK
Winner of the Practical Book of the Year 2013 at the Garden Media Guild Awards. RHS Grow Your Own Crops in Pots is the natural successor to Carol Klein's bestselling RHS Grow your own Veg, which has sold more than 300,000 copies since publication. With this book you can turn the tiniest space into a productive and attractive plot, using the best varieties and techniques. Follow 30 tried-and-tested container recipes for top tasting crop combinations such as tomato with basil, fruit salads and cut-and-come-again vegetables. Discover the essential techniques that every container-gardener should know and use the crop directory to find out the best way to grow more than 60 vegetables, fruit, salads, herbs and edible flowers.
In a book that focuses on vegetables with shorter growing seasons the author describes techniques that will help vegetables grow even more quickly and provides solutions for the home gardener with limited space. Original. 15,000 first printing.