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McGee and Stuckey's Bountiful Container: Create Container Gardens of Vegetables, Herbs, Fruits, and Edible Flowers

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ISBN13: 9780761116233
ISBN10: 0761116230
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Whether you're looking to expand your traditional garden, gussy up a patio, or put your apartment balcony (however tiny) to work, McGee and Stuckey's The Bountiful Container has all the tools you need to create an edible container garden that is both bountiful and beautiful. Ten out of 10 Powell's employees agree (well, three out of three, but I'm sure if I asked around...) that this is the be-all, end-all resource for edible container gardening.
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Publisher Comments:

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.

Review:

"McGee and Stuckey's directions are comprehensive, clearly written and frequently inspiring." Publishers Weekly

Review:

The book that might inspire even me to grow more than a tomato or two... With this book, a splash of sunlight, a pot and a bag of soil you can be a farmer....The down-to-earth, knowledgeable tone of the book convinces the reader that container gardening is the ideal.... " Valerie Easton, Seattle Times

Synopsis:

Clear and easy directions: Vegetables for every season: 21 varieties of beans, including favas and haricots verts; peppers from sweet orange Valencias to fiery Thai Dragons (a scorcher at 60,000 Scoville units); dwarf eggplants; fingerling potatoes; 17 terrific tomatoes; lettuces; and Asian greens like bok choy, mizuna, and Chinese kale. Herbs, including basils green and purple, exotic lemongrass, soothing chamomile, saffron crocus, and the essential culinary herbs such as parsley, rosemary, sage, tarragon, and the many thymes. Fruits: Meyer lemons, strawberries, gooseberries, figs, and even apples, peaches, and grapes. And edible flowers, like tart begonias, pepper nasturtiums, clove-spicy dianthus, and sweet daylilies, to add enchantment to meals.

Complete with all the basics of choosing the right containers, determining soil types, applying fertilizers, and knowing when to start from seed and when to start from seedling.

About the Author

Besides Storey's Country Tea Party, Maggie Stuckey has written a number of gardening books, such as Aromatherapy for Everyone, The Complete Herb Book, and Green Plants for Gray Days. She likes to grow tea herbs, and tea parties are one of the most pleasurable ways for her to spend time with her friends and her young niece. Maggie lives in Portland, Oregon.

Table of Contents

You and Your Garden

Managing your Space

Planning for Good Taste

Making your Garden Beautiful

Down-to-Earth Basics

Hardware: Containers, Trellises, Tools, and Storage

Software: Soil, Seeds, and Plants

Keeping a Healthy Garden

Plants for the Bountiful Container

Vegetables

Herbs

Fruits

Edible Flowers

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leslie obrien, July 26, 2012 (view all comments by leslie obrien)
This book has already become a mainstay in three households as I can't stop recommending it. When I received my copy, I was impressed at the amount of detail the book provides. So long as you follow their guidelines, you will not fail.
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EmilieK, May 27, 2009 (view all comments by EmilieK)
This book is written by Oregon gardeners - one an owner of a highly productive long standing family nursery - so they know what they are talking about. In my humble opinion, this is a great resource for new gardeners in a container or not!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780761116233
Author:
Rose Marie Nichols McGee and Maggie Stuckey
Publisher:
Workman Publishing
Illustrator:
Hill, Michael A.
Author:
Stuckey, Maggie
Author:
McGee, Rose Marie Nichols
Location:
New York
Subject:
Container
Subject:
Container gardening
Subject:
Kitchen gardens.
Subject:
Gardening-Container and Small Space Gardens
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
72-67.
Publication Date:
20020231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.06 in 1.56 lb

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"Staff Pick" by ,

Whether you're looking to expand your traditional garden, gussy up a patio, or put your apartment balcony (however tiny) to work, McGee and Stuckey's The Bountiful Container has all the tools you need to create an edible container garden that is both bountiful and beautiful. Ten out of 10 Powell's employees agree (well, three out of three, but I'm sure if I asked around...) that this is the be-all, end-all resource for edible container gardening.

"Review" by , "McGee and Stuckey's directions are comprehensive, clearly written and frequently inspiring." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , The book that might inspire even me to grow more than a tomato or two... With this book, a splash of sunlight, a pot and a bag of soil you can be a farmer....The down-to-earth, knowledgeable tone of the book convinces the reader that container gardening is the ideal.... "
"Synopsis" by ,
Clear and easy directions: Vegetables for every season: 21 varieties of beans, including favas and haricots verts; peppers from sweet orange Valencias to fiery Thai Dragons (a scorcher at 60,000 Scoville units); dwarf eggplants; fingerling potatoes; 17 terrific tomatoes; lettuces; and Asian greens like bok choy, mizuna, and Chinese kale. Herbs, including basils green and purple, exotic lemongrass, soothing chamomile, saffron crocus, and the essential culinary herbs such as parsley, rosemary, sage, tarragon, and the many thymes. Fruits: Meyer lemons, strawberries, gooseberries, figs, and even apples, peaches, and grapes. And edible flowers, like tart begonias, pepper nasturtiums, clove-spicy dianthus, and sweet daylilies, to add enchantment to meals.

Complete with all the basics of choosing the right containers, determining soil types, applying fertilizers, and knowing when to start from seed and when to start from seedling.

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