Edible Spots and Pots: Small-Space Gardens for Growing Vegetables and Herbs in Containers, Raised Beds, and More

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It’s time for home gardeners to rethink the traditional garden and explore the wide variety of options for growing edibles in "anywhere" gardens—from decorative pots and raised beds to unusual growing bags, hanging pouches, and tomato rings. These contained gardens are more manageable than long rows or plots and require much less work—yet yield just as much bounty.

Featuring dozens of preplanned planting recipes, based on space or container sizes, Edible Spots and ...

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Overview

It’s time for home gardeners to rethink the traditional garden and explore the wide variety of options for growing edibles in "anywhere" gardens—from decorative pots and raised beds to unusual growing bags, hanging pouches, and tomato rings. These contained gardens are more manageable than long rows or plots and require much less work—yet yield just as much bounty.

Featuring dozens of preplanned planting recipes, based on space or container sizes, Edible Spots and Pots allows readers to mix and match vegetables, herbs, small fruits, and edible flowers to create a plant-style patchwork based on the "thriller" (dramatic, focal-point plants), "filler" (midheight, bushy plants), and "spiller" (vines and twining plants) formula for creating interesting and botanically sound gardens. Plot-free gardening offers practical solutions for any circumstance a gardener may encounter (challenging spaces, soils, or weather), while also taking into account budget, time, and aesthetic goals.

Author Stacey Hirvela shares many other interesting concepts, like One-Minute Veggies (foods that go from patio to plate in less than a minute) Doubly Delicious Crops that give two flavors from one plant, and space/yield ratios (vegetables worth their footprint). Gardeners will also find an enticing array of 60 edibles that grow well in a defined space for productivity and beauty.

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While some home gardeners struggle to maintain their large backyard plots, Stacey Hirvela encourages friends to follow her practice of creating small-spaces gardens that deliver not only beauty, but also homegrown vegetables, herbs, fruits, and edible flowers. Her first book broadcasts her enthusiasm in very practical ways, delineating a diversity of containers, and plant species that can flourish in your available spaces and climate. In its 320 pages, Edible Spots & Pots serves up hundreds of practical ideas, solutions, and tasty prospects. A trade paperback original.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781609619596
  • Publisher: Rodale Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/25/2014
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 118,375
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

STACEY HIRVELA attended the New York Botanical Garden School of Professional Horticulture. She was a garden editor at Martha Stewart Living and cohosted a call-in program on Sirius for 6 years. She currently manages social media for Spring Meadow Nursery/Proven Winners and Color Choice Shrubs. She lives in Grand Haven, MI.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2014

    With all the food recalls in the last few years there is no bett

    With all the food recalls in the last few years there is no better time to grow your own, and this book is a great place to start. practical and inexpensive advice from someone who knows. creative project ideas, very inspiring. definitely recommend this as I can't imagine anyone interested in gardening who would not benefit from it.

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