Edible Spots & Pots

Edible Spots & Pots

Small-space Gardens for Growing Vegetables and Herbs in Containers, Raised Beds, and More

eBook - 2014
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Here's a new way to grow edibles in "anywhere" gardens - small spaces, raised beds, and containers - that eliminates the challenges you often face in traditional beds and rows. You'll transform drab spaces and difficult sites into lush, beautiful vegetable gardens bursting with color and bounty.
Publisher: Emmaus, Pennsylvania : Rodale, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781609618575
1609618572
Characteristics: 1 online resource : illustrations

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amberwench
Jan 28, 2017

Good for beginner and intermediate growers alike, great for growers who have sun but lack yard. Simple DIY ideas for getting pots and plants into the sun for best harvest, as well as ideas for growing combinations for visual appeal. Includes encyclopedia of plants that do well inpots

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nortonjo
Jul 28, 2014

The title says it all. However the author’s claim that this is a “new approach” to gardening must not be aware of the trend towards container and raised bed techniques that have become very popular since the original square foot gardening projects, which allow the gardener to provide just the perfect soil, to eliminate the need to kneel and stoop, and extend the season.
What I do find is new & very useful is the application of the thriller, filler, and spiller idea I usually associate with creating flower planters. You know, the thriller-the upright centrepiece, the filler-the main plant, and the spiller, the trailing plant that drapes over the rim? Here the plants are edible and decorative. The author takes the guesswork out projects by providing container recipes for large and medium pots & by giving them memorable names like ‘Nutrition Station’ where the thriller is broccoli, the filler carrots and the spiller parsley.
There are other novel tips like how to make you own grow bags, building your own dolly for moving heavy containers, and most essentially an excellent chapter on irrigation techniques for those of us who are unable to rely on neighbours when we go on holiday.
This excellent book provides good science based information with well organized chapter headings which allow the reader to dip into sections or read it cover to cover.

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