Synopses & Reviews
• Expert advice on cutting the time from sowing to harvesting over 300 varieties of popular vegetables, fruits, and herbs
• Garden space tight? No problem—grow bumper crops in containers, on windowsills, and in window boxes
• Over 270 photos that will help you grow the quickest fruits and vegetables possible
• Tips on improving garden soil, feeding and harvesting plantings, and identifying and dealing with garden pests
JANE COURTIER has written many gardening books including The No-Garden Gardener, Patio and Courtyard Gardens, and Vegetable Gardening: From Planting to Picking—The Complete Guide to Creating a Bountiful Garden. She contributes to many magazines, writing on a wide range of gardening topics.
....Courtier helps fans of fresh veggies get their produce faster with a plant-by-plant look at how long things take to grow, and which varieties bear fruit first. Daily News Sunday Milford, MA 3.13.2011
Quick growing crops for impatient gardeners. No garden, no problem. Grow vegetables on balconies, in window boxes, and in hanging baskets. Tips for using every inch of available growing space as well as techniques for planting and harvesting a bumper crop of vegetables in record time. Over 300 mouth-watering images; complete glossary and index; an A-Z list of recommended crops.
Fast, Fresh Garden Edibles shows homeowners how to use every square inch of available space to grow fresh vegetables in the shortest possible time. Guides to growing in small gardens, in containers, and in window boxes. How to select and plant the quickest growing varieties of vegetables.
Fast, Fresh Garden Edibles solves two problems for many home gardeners. It shows gardeners without gardens how to grow vegetables in the smallest of spaces, including turning a small mostly paved courtyard or patio into a bountiful garden and how to make use of window boxes, containers, and hanging baskets to produce healthful and tasty fresh vegetables. And for those who want results without waiting all summer to start harvesting, Fast, Fresh Garden Edibles provides planting and growing techniques that help produce vegetables quickly. In addition, the book focuses on those vegetables and vegetables varieties that are known for short growing seasons. Author Jane Courtier is an experienced garden writer who brings her expertise to small-space, quick results vegetable gardening. She also provides sound advice for sowing, growing, and harvesting techniques.
About the Author
Jane Courtier was project editor of the Royal Horticultural Society Carol Klein's Grown Your Own Veg Journal and editor-in-chief of Royal Horticultural Society Grown Your Own Kitchen Garden (Mitchell Beazley 2009). She was co-author of The Complete Vegetable Gardener (Reader's Digest 2006). She has contributed a number of articles to gardening magazines.
Table of Contents
IntroductionFast Food Chapter 1Where to Grow No Garden: Growing on Balconies, Window Boxes, Hanging Baskets Courtyard Garden: Small Space Gardening Using Vertical Spaces Soil Beds Chapter 2How to Grow Techniques for Sowing, Thinning, Maintaining, and Harvesting Chapter 3What to Grow Guide to Quick-Growing Vegetables