Vertical Gardening: Grow Up, Not Out, for More Vegetables and Flowers in Much Less Space

Vertical Gardening: Grow Up, Not Out, for More Vegetables and Flowers in Much Less Space

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by Derek Fell
     
 

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The biggest mistake gardeners make each season is starting out too big and then quickly realizing their large plot requires too much weeding, watering, and backbreaking labor. Vertical gardening guarantees a better outcome from the day the trowel hits the soil—by shrinking the amount of "floor" space needed and focusing on climbing plants that are less prone

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The biggest mistake gardeners make each season is starting out too big and then quickly realizing their large plot requires too much weeding, watering, and backbreaking labor. Vertical gardening guarantees a better outcome from the day the trowel hits the soil—by shrinking the amount of "floor" space needed and focusing on climbing plants that are less prone to insects, diseases, and animal pests.

Notable author and gardener Derek Fell has tried and tested thousands of varieties of vegetables,
flowers, and fruits and recommends the best plants for space-saving vertical gardening. His grow-up,
grow-down system also shows which ground-level plants make good companions underneath and alongside climbing plants. Best of all, many of Fell's greatest climbers and mutually beneficial plants are available in seed packets in every local garden center.

With a mix of DIY and commercially available string supports, trellises, pergolas, raised beds, skyscraper gardens, and topsy-turvy planters, the vertical garden system reduces work, increases yields, makes harvesting easier, and can be practiced in spaces as small as a container or a one-by-four-foot strip. Vertical Gardening features 100 color photos of the author's own vertical methods and showcases beautiful, troublefree perennials, shrubs, vegetables, annuals, and fruit perfect for this new, rewarding way to garden.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781605290836
Publisher:
Rodale Press, Inc.
Publication date:
04/26/2011
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
527,075
Product dimensions:
6.32(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.98(d)

Meet the Author

DEREK FELL is a writer and photographer. His garden, art, and travel books have more than 2.5 million copies in print, and his photo library numbers more than 150,000 images. He lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, at historic Cedaridge Farm, where he cultivates an award-winning garden of flowers, fruits, and vegetables.

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Vertical Gardening 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
troublehsooter More than 1 year ago
The book itself I found very informative & full of great ideas to minimize weeding & watering. The Nook format, however, could stand some improvement. It really seems that it was simply scanned in with a haphazard attempt to coordinate the pages. As you click on hyper text it takes you to the new page with seemingly no way handy way to get back where you were.
Tianna_Rose More than 1 year ago
Love, Love, Love this book. Such wonderful ways to have a garden & making it easier to have vine plants growing up instead of across the ground. I have started mine this year & I am so excited to see this in action! Thank You Mr Fell! I so wished I had this years ago!!!
Clara_Smith More than 1 year ago
Loved this book. Lots of guidance, information, illustrations and pictures to show just exactly what to do to be a successful Vertical Gardener.
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