Vertical Vegetables & Fruit
Creative Gardening Techniques for Growing Up in Small Spaces
Rhonda Massingham Hart
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At last, an innovative solution for urbanites, apartment dwellers, and anyone who wants to grow food in small spaces — grow up!
Vertical Vegetables & Fruit shows how easy and fun small-footprint food gardening can be. Low maintenance and big harvests are just two of the benefits of using teepees, trellises, cages, hanging baskets, wall pockets, stacking pots, and multilevel raised beds to grow vegetables and fruit.
Whether your soon-to-be garden is an alley, a balcony, a rooftop, or just a windowsill, master gardener Rhonda Massingham Hart provides expert advice for constructing the site, preparing the soil, and planting and caring for vegetables and fruits to produce a hearty harvest. From beans on a tepee to tomatoes on a wire archway, melons on a slanted fence to cucumbers on a trellis, kiwis on a clothesline to strawberries in a pot, there are simple growing guidelines here to fit every gardener’s favorite tastes and site.
For experienced gardeners looking to try new techniques as well as first-time growers with tiny growing spaces, Vertical Vegetables & Fruit is the space-saving, harvest-enhancing guide to producing a bounty of fresh food in any location.
Great ideas for gardening in small places
I have enjoyed reading this book, and I have learned some new techniques from it. It is easy to get through and makes vertical growing easier to understand and more attainable. I look forward to trying some of the ideas this summer. Any one with a small growing space, even a sunny balcony will benefit from this book.
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- Category: Gardening
- Published: Nov 16, 2011
- Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC
- Seller: Workman Publishing Co., Inc.
- Print Length: 176 Pages
- Language: English