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Grow Your Own in Pots
     

Grow Your Own in Pots

by Kay Maguire
 

Discover the essential techniques to growing more than 60 vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers in containers.

With this book you can use the best varieties and techniques to turn the tiniest space into a productive and attractive growing space. Follow 30 tried-and-tested 'recipes' to choose top-tasting combinations such as growing tomato with basil, vegetables

Overview

Discover the essential techniques to growing more than 60 vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers in containers.

With this book you can use the best varieties and techniques to turn the tiniest space into a productive and attractive growing space. Follow 30 tried-and-tested 'recipes' to choose top-tasting combinations such as growing tomato with basil, vegetables that thrive in small spaces, and grow-your-own fruit salads. Discover the essential techniques that every container gardener needs to know, and use the crop directory to find out the best way to grow more than 60 vegetables, fruits, salads, herbs and edible flowers. This is the sixth title in the bestselling Grow Your Own series.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Container gardening is a popular option for novice and small-space gardeners. Maguire's first book offers an adequate introduction to the topic, with sections on growing the fruits, vegetables, herbs, and edible flowers that thrive in containers. A section on tips and techniques provides an overview on this kind of gardening generally and aims to troubleshoot problems that gardeners may encounter. Maguire includes project details for growing specific plants in specific kinds of containers; for each, she includes a list of materials and tasks involved, a thoroughness that's lacking in other aspects of the title. There is no hardiness map, which would be useful for new gardeners to consult, and the plants covered are not arranged in alphabetical order within each section. As the author is based in the U.K., some of the plant varieties she recommends may be difficult to find in the States, and one fruit she includes—black currant—is banned in several New England states. VERDICT This is a very attractive book with great visual appeal, and the projects described may prove doable for new gardeners. It's a nice supplement to other container gardening books, but not an essential title.—Sharon Reidt, Marlboro Coll. Lib., Brattleboro, VT

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845337179
Publisher:
Octopus Books
Publication date:
02/05/2013
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
875,327
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
Up to 18 Years

Meet the Author

Kay Maguire is highly skilled in the techniques of growing in pots, and finds space in her tiny London garden to trial hundreds of new and trusted plants.

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