From Container to Kitchen: Growing Fruits and Vegetables in Pots

From Container to Kitchen: Growing Fruits and Vegetables in Pots

by D.J. Herda
     
 

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More and more people are recognizing the need for nutritious, local, sustainable food, but organic options can be costly, and the produce sections of most supermarkets are packed with fruits and vegetables that have racked up more frequent flier miles than a rock band on world tour. How can urban dwellers without ready access to fertile land enjoy the benefits of

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More and more people are recognizing the need for nutritious, local, sustainable food, but organic options can be costly, and the produce sections of most supermarkets are packed with fruits and vegetables that have racked up more frequent flier miles than a rock band on world tour. How can urban dwellers without ready access to fertile land enjoy the benefits of traditional gardening? And for those with a yard, how do you maximize the harvest of fresh, healthy edibles?

In From Container to Kitchen, D.J. Herda shows that there is a way. Written for the novice home gardener as well as the seasoned pro, this fully illustrated, comprehensive guide will show you how to save up to 70 percent on your produce bill by growing fruits and vegetables in pots. Topics include:

  • Selecting the right container size and location
  • Optimizing soil composition and nutrients
  • Managing light, water, and humidity
  • Choosing the best fruits and vegetables for container gardening
  • Eliminating pests and plant diseases naturally
  • Extending the harvest

Dig in to this bumper crop of container gardening tips and techniques and learn how to create your own moveable feast!

D.J. Herda is an award-winning freelance author, editor, and photojournalist who has written several thousand articles and more than eighty books, including Zen and the Art of Pond Building. He is an avid organic gardener and test grower and has been writing extensively about growing fruits and vegetables for over forty years.

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For those who find themselves in the “no yard” zone, but with a deep desire to garden and grow your own food…this book is a “must have!- Tina Wilson, Small Town Living

This book is designed for those residing in urban areas who wish to reap the benefits of organic, home gardening – without the convenience of a personal yard for cultivation. - ForeWord Reviews

D.J. Herda’s inspiring book From Container to Kitchen will not only have you rethinking lettuce over petunias for your containers this year, but also looking at just about anything as a possible container.
Herda’s light-hearted writing punctuated with self-deprecating humor and step-by-step instructions on everything from lighting to watering to bugs could imbue even the rankest beginner with confidence. - Bridget Otto, The Oregonian

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780865716650
Publisher:
New Society Publishers
Publication date:
04/01/2010
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
385,233
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.59(d)

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D.J. Herda Is the president of Vista Grande HOA, president of the American Society of Authors and Writers, Executive Editor of SCRIBE! Magazine, and freelance author, editor and photojournalist, who has two plays in production, several thousand articles, and more than 80 books, including Zen and the Art of Pond Building. D.J. lives in St. George, Utah.

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