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Plentiful, Organic Vegetables from Small Spaces
Put your garden containers to work this summer. On the deck, in the garden, or even on a sunny balcony, you can grow luscious tomatoes, gorgeous artichokes, juicy strawberries, and so much more. Ed Smith has chosen, planted, tested, and tasted dozens of vegetables in all kinds of containers, and he shows you how simple and rewarding it is to grow a backyard garden even without a backyard.
"With detailed, illustrated advice on selecting and retrofitting containers, cultivation, efficient maintenance, and design plans to pull it all together, Smith's latest guide provides everything needed to grow a bounty of home-grown vegetables." Publisher's Weekly
"Anyone can grow, harvest, and enjoy homegrown veggies, even without a yard, best-selling garden guru Smith persuasively argues as he presents his step-by-step approach to container gardening...Smith's practical, assuring, timely, and handsomely produced how-to will see brisk traffic." Booklist
"Big, delicious yields from small, unlikely spaces. This is just the book the world is hungering for and it couldn't come at a better time." Roger Doiron, Founder, Kitchen Gardeners International and Leader of the White House Kitchen Garden Campaign
"Garden writer Edward Smith shares his expert knowledge on the subject in this excellent manual for both novice and experienced gardeners." The National Gardener
By growing vegetables in containers, even novice gardeners can reap a bounty of organic food in very small spaces. Anyone can harvest tomatoes on a patio, produce a pumpkin in a planter, or grow broccoli on a balcony — it's easy! Ed Smith shows you how to choose the right plants, select containers and tools, care for plants throughout the growing season, control pests without chemicals, and much more. He even includes plans for small-space container gardens that are perfect for urban and suburban gardeners.
About the Author
Edward C. Smith is the best-selling author of The Vegetable Gardener's Bible. For the last 31 years, he and his wife Sylvia, have lived off the grid in Vermont, in a house they built on land they cleared by hand. Together, the grow more than 100 varieties of vegetables, fruits, and herbs in their 2,000 square feet of gardens and containers.
Table of Contents
Part One: Get Growing in Containers
Introduction: A Vegetable Garden in Pots
Chapter One: The Right Pot for Every Plant
Chapter Two: What's in the Pot?
Chapter Three: Tools and Accessories
Part Two: Putting It All Together
Chapter Four: Getting Started
Chapter Five: Of Seeds and Six-Packs
Chapter Six: Designing for Containers
Chapter Seven: Caring for Your Container Gardens
Chapter Eight: Managing Pests and Diseases
Chapter Nine: Harvesting the Bounty
Chapter Ten: When Winter Draws Near
Part Three: Incredible Edibles
Chapter Eleven: The Best Vegetables
Chapter Twelve: Herbs for Every Pot
Chapter Thirteen: The Edible Bouquet