Bountiful Container: How to Create Container Gardens of Vegetables, Herbs, Fruits, and Edible Flowers

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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 ...
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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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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
★ 02/01/2014
For those whose urban gardening is confined to pots, this comprehensive volume covers the basics of space, soil, and seeds.
Publishers Weekly
McGee (Basic Herb Cookery) and veteran gardening writer Stuckey (Gardening from the Ground Up) share their expertise and experience in the art of container gardening. Armed with this manual, frustrated apartment dwellers can indulge their passion for growing edible things. If there is an available balcony, porch, front or back steps, according to the authors, growing produce in containers can be easy and rewarding. With some limitations, it is even possible to grow foods in a window box or on an indoor windowsill. This compendium of practical advice includes detailed information on the types of containers to use, equipment needed, the right soil, when to plant which seeds and how best to deal with problems such as too much or too little sunlight. They also explain more sophisticated techniques like succession planting, whereby ongoing seasonal planting takes place in the same container. This can yield a harvest of peas in early summer, tomatoes in late summer to early fall and kale that will grow into winter. Included are mouth-watering recipes for harvested container crops. Written for the beginner as well as for those with a background in gardening, McGee and Stuckey's directions are comprehensive, clearly written and frequently inspiring. Illus. (May) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761116233
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/28/2002
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 190,544
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Meet 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.
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Table of Contents

Preface ix
Introduction: From Our Gardens to Yours xi
Part 1 You and Your Garden
Chapter 1 Managing Your Space 3
Chapter 2 Planning for Good Taste 11
Chapter 3 Making Your Garden Beautiful 19
Part 2 Down-to-Earth Basics
Chapter 4 Hardware: Containers, Trellises, Tools, and Storage 31
Chapter 5 Software: Soil, Seeds, and Plants 49
Chapter 6 Keeping a Healthy Garden 65
Part 3 Plants for the Bountiful Container
Chapter 7 Vegetables 79
Beans 81
Beets 90
Carrots 93
Cucumbers 95
Eggplant 101
Leafy Greens 103
Lettuce and Other Salad Greens 109
Onion Family: Scallions, Leeks, and Green Garlic 120
Peas 125
Peppers 136
Potatoes 142
Radishes 147
Spinach and Spinach Substitutes 149
Squash 153
Tomatoes 159
Chapter 8 Herbs 169
Basil 172
Bay 175
Borage 179
Chamomile 182
Chervil 185
Chives 191
Cilantro 195
Dill 197
Fennel 200
Feverfew 202
Lavender 205
Lemongrass 213
Lemon Verbena 216
Marjoram 221
Mint 223
Monarda 229
Oregano 235
Parsley 238
Rosemary 242
Saffron Crocus 246
Sage 252
Salad Burnet 260
Scented Geraniums 262
Stevia 266
Sweet Woodruff 268
Tarragon 271
Thyme 278
Chapter 9 Fruits 285
Apples 292
Blueberries 305
Citrus 309
Currants and Gooseberries 313
Figs 321
Grapes 327
Peaches and Nectarines 336
Strawberries 342
Chapter 10 Edible Flowers 349
Begonias 352
Calendulas 360
Chrysanthemums 364
Daylilies 367
Dianthus 370
Marigolds 374
Nasturtiums 376
Pansies, Violas, and Violets 382
Roses 390
Sunflowers 401
Tulips 405
Appendix U.S.D.A. Hardiness Zone Map 414
Mail-Order Sources 416
Index 423
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2009

    Excellent Reference/Good Results

    This book is now my favorite garden reference. It makes easy gardening realistic for all of us, whether we have a full yard or a tiny patio. It is a practical, well-written book, and gets results. Whatever your favorite fruits or vegetables, they totally instruct what to do from planting to harvest. If you are going to grow and tend plants, why not eat what you grow!

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  • Posted April 14, 2009

    This book has started me on my way to a great containder garden

    The call this book "the bible for small space gardeners" for a reason. I use this book frequently. I am new to container gardening and this book has started me on my way to a successful container garden. Also has helpful ideas on plants that compliment in each other visually for appealing containers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2008

    Wonderful for a newbie like me

    I have just started the process of learning more about gardening--vegetable gardening in particular. This book was wonderful for me. They give you ideas for questions to ask yourself as you go through the steps of planning a good container garden. My one problem is that I live in Arizona which makes general books like this to follow to the letter--our summers are not like the ones typically discussed in this book. So I am still looking for information about vegetable gardening in Arizona in particular. But for what I needed--general information about vegetable gardening in containers--this book was spot on.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2008

    I LOVE this book!

    This is really the 'Bible' of container gardening. It's packed with tips and creative ideas, as well as facts about soil, pH, sun/water requirements, soil depths, etc. for a wide number of plants. They even tell you cultivars that are more appropriate for container gardening and whether certain plants should be started indoors 'and when', bought as plants or started as seeds, how to trim roots and prune trees/plants, how to transplant, feeding schedules, how to mix custom soil for your specific plants, how to make your garden aesthetically pleasing, etc. etc. etc... Very, VERY helpful book with inspiring ideas. I only had it for about 3 weeks from the library and now I am buying it. Great read, too.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2002

    WOW! Terrific for newbies

    This was one of my first container gardening books and it is destined to be my last! Everything you could ever want to grow (and eat) in a container is in this book. The authors give fail proof direction from planning which containers and plants to use to what is the best soil and container placement for maximum results to...just everything. I haven't found a hole yet! Great for the newbie container gardener!

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  • Posted August 22, 2013

    Comprehensive & Worthwhile

    I'm an avid gardener who gave this book to help a beginner get started. The book was informative and would be a worthwhile addition even to my own library. I try to keep my library small; but this book is worth it's space.

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  • Posted February 12, 2012

    The Bible for Container Gardeners

    This book is awesome! If you can't learn to grow a veggie garden with the help of this book you might want to try another hobby! The information is written everyone, beginners to old pros. Easy to read and full of useful tips with a bit of humor thrown in for everyone's enjoyment. Thank you Rose Marie and Maggie.

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  • Posted December 5, 2009

    If you are just getting started....

    this is the book for you. I live in a condo and want to start growning some of my own veggies. This book had all the info I needed. Very comprehensive! I highly recommend this book if you are just getting started in container gardening. I can't wait for summer; let the experimenting begin!

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  • Posted August 28, 2009

    A handy reference book

    this book is full of helpful information to use everyday in storing and using your garden harvest. I use it often.

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