The Vegetable Gardener's Container Bible: How to Grow a Bounty of Food in Pots, Tubs, and Other Containers

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Plentiful, Organic Vegetables from Small Spaces
Put your garden containers to work this summer. On the deck, in the garden, or even on a sunny balcony, you can grow luscious tomatoes, gorgeous artichokes, juicy strawberries, and so much more. Ed Smith has chosen, planted, tested, and tasted dozens of vegetables in all kinds of containers, and he shows you how simple and rewarding it is to grow a backyard garden even without a backyard.

"Big, delicious yields from small, unlikely...

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Overview

Plentiful, Organic Vegetables from Small Spaces
Put your garden containers to work this summer. On the deck, in the garden, or even on a sunny balcony, you can grow luscious tomatoes, gorgeous artichokes, juicy strawberries, and so much more. Ed Smith has chosen, planted, tested, and tasted dozens of vegetables in all kinds of containers, and he shows you how simple and rewarding it is to grow a backyard garden even without a backyard.

"Big, delicious yields from small, unlikely spaces. This is just the book the world is hungering for and it couldn't come at a better time." - Roger Doiron, Founder, Kitchen Gardeners International and Leader of the White House Kitchen Garden Campaign

"Garden writer Edward Smith shares his expert knowledge on the subject in this excellent manual for both novice and experienced gardeners." - The National Gardener

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"With detailed, illustrated advice on selecting and retrofitting containers, cultivation, efficient maintenance, and design plans to pull it all together, Smith's latest guide provides everything needed to grow a bounty of home-grown vegetables."
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"With detailed, illustrated advice on selecting and retrofitting containers, cultivation, efficient maintenance, and design plans to pull it all together, Smith's latest guide provides everything needed to grow a bounty of home-grown vegetables."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781603429757
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 3/2/2011
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 88,835
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Edward C. Smith is the best-selling author of The Vegetable Gardener's Bible and The Vegetable Gardener's Container Bible. For more than 30 years he and his wife, Sylvia, have lived off the grid in Vermont, in a house they built on land they cleared by hand. Together, the grow more than 100 varieties of vegetables, fruits, and herbs in their 2,000 square feet of gardens and containers.

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Table of Contents

Contents
Part One: Get Growing in Containers
Introduction: A Vegetable Garden in Pots
Chapter One: The Right Pot for Every Plant
Chapter Two: What's in the Pot?
Chapter Three: Tools and Accessories

Part Two: Putting It All Together
Chapter Four: Getting Started
Chapter Five: Of Seeds and Six-Packs
Chapter Six: Designing for Containers
Chapter Seven: Caring for Your Container Gardens
Chapter Eight: Managing Pests and Diseases
Chapter Nine: Harvesting the Bounty
Chapter Ten: When Winter Draws Near

Part Three: Incredible Edibles
Chapter Eleven: The Best Vegetables
Chapter Twelve: Herbs for Every Pot
Chapter Thirteen: The Edible Bouquet

Acknowledgments
Photography Credits
Further Reading
Suppliers
Maps
Index

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  • Posted April 1, 2011

    Very informative, recommended reading if interested in container gardening.

    This book is well worth reading, lots of information available. If interested in making low cost self-watering containers, he shows how to. Which plants to pair and how to continue planting throughout the planting season and get the most out of Container Gardening.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2012

    9/2012

    This book is absolutely amazing! It clearly explains needed containers (mainly self-watering containers), soil, and it tells you how to make compost. The section about container vegetables, herbs, and edible flowers clearly explains how to grow plants, remove pests, and eat them. The illustrations are absolutely clear.

    I would reccomend this book to anyone who wants help or to learn about container gardening.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 4, 2014

    Don't bother

    This book was just one large ad for self watering containers. The most useful piece of information in it is how to make your own with plastic tubs, which you can find how to do for free online by googling it. His advice on when to start harvesting one herb is no lie "harvest leaves as soon as the plants are big enough not to miss the foliage".... Well I bought a book on it because I would like to know when that is. If you're going to grown in containers my advice is just to buy regular gardening book.

    Ps. I would recommend hydroponics as opposed to self watering containers, just sayin.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2013

    Very helpful

    Great information. Well organized and enjoyable to read

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  • Posted February 8, 2013

    AWESOME book, I bought it! Explains in detail the soil types for

    AWESOME book, I bought it! Explains in detail the soil types for your veggies, depth of pots, what plants you can grow together  and the plants you should keep separate!

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  • Posted April 9, 2012

    A useful gardener's book

    This book was helpful with my container garden but it lacked some of the help with a wide variety of vegetable and fruits, and dealing with disease and pests that I had hoped for.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2012

    One of the best!

    If you are interested in gardening (especially container gardening) you can't go without this book. Best money i've spent since getting my nook last year.

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