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Small Is Bountiful: Getting More Crops from Your Pots

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Imagine the satisfaction of diving into a plate full of food that you grew yourself. Stepping out onto your patio and picking fresh ingredients for a meal is a special experience that is possible almost all year long. Small Is Bountiful shows you how to use the latest practices of high-density patio gardening to grow a cornucopia of mouthwatering fruits, delectable vegetables, and fresh herbs in large and small plant containers, window boxes, ...

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Overview

Imagine the satisfaction of diving into a plate full of food that you grew yourself. Stepping out onto your patio and picking fresh ingredients for a meal is a special experience that is possible almost all year long. Small Is Bountiful shows you how to use the latest practices of high-density patio gardening to grow a cornucopia of mouthwatering fruits, delectable vegetables, and fresh herbs in large and small plant containers, window boxes, and hanging baskets.

This beautifully illustrated book covers it all. Inside you'll find:

  • 35 illustrated, easy-to-follow projects
  • Instructions on how to grow 30 crops that look as good as they taste
  • Detailed advice on what to grow and advice on how to store and preserve your bounty
  • Recipes to make from your fresh ingredients such as Carrot Soup, Quick Pesto, and Strawberry Sorbet
  • The best strategies for watering, composting, propagation, and fertilizing in small spaces
  • Suggestions for flowers to pair with your crops for a patio garden that is as beautiful as it is bountiful
There are few things more rewarding than picking your own homegrown ingredients, and the fresh flavor of newly harvested produce goes way beyond what you'll find in a supermarket-and you don't need a farm to do it! Whether you want to learn how to grow lemon trees in pots or to create your very own salsa window box with chilies, dwarf tomatoes, scallions, and coriander Small Is Bountiful will show how!
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Small is Bountiful describes itself. This inexpensive hardcover's 35 illustrated, easy-to-follow projects teach you to grow dozens of fruits, vegetables, and herbs that you will be aching to get on your table. Its pleasing no-frills recipes help you transform these homegrown ingredients into goodies including Carrot Soup, Quick Pesto, and Strawberry Sorbet. (P.S. True to its title, this book is useful even if your gardening is limited mostly to plant containers, window boxes, and hanging baskets.)

Michelle Marozik

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781606524206
  • Publisher: Reader's Digest Association, Incorporated, The
  • Publication date: 2/16/2012
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,374,221
  • Product dimensions: 9.26 (w) x 9.76 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author

Liz Dobbs, formerly editor-in-chief of Gardens Monthly magazine in the UK, is the author of many gardening books including Growing Your Own Vegetables, Tools for Gardeners, Tulip, Short Cuts to Great Gardens, Your Garden Makeover, and Garden Design Techniques. Liz lives in a village on the outskirts of London with her husband and three daughters. Her small but sunny patio garden provided both the inspiration and the perfect testing ground for this book.

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