Whether you have a huge yard in a warm climate or a tiny apartment in a city with harsh winters, you can grow edibles year-round in the comfort and convenience of your own kitchen!Countertop Gardens will make you an expert in the world of indoor gardening, walking you through the challenges, benefits, and how-tos of growing inside and presenting the wide array of methods available. In addition to going over the pros and cons of a wide range of ready-made hydroponic, aquaponic, and vertical gardening systems, author Shelley Levis shows you how to make your own DIY setupsfrom simple space-saving container designs to more creative and complex soil-free solutions. No matter the size of your kitchen or your ambition, Countertop Gardens will help you make sure your favorite herbs, greens, fruits, and vegetables are within reach 365 days a year!
|Publisher:||Cool Springs Press|
|Product dimensions:||7.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
Shelley Levis is a passionate horticulturist, speaker, writer, and garden designer. She is an editor and content creator for Urbanique magazine, a regular contributor to a variety of newspapers and magazines, and the voice behind the popular gardening blog Sow & Dipity. Her creative DIY garden projects have been featured in the Huffington Post, Fine Gardening and GreenCraft magazines, and other publications.
Table of Contents
Inspiration Gallery 16
Chapter 1 Countertop Garden Methods 22
Chapter 2 Growing Basics 36
Chapter 3 Best Edibles for Countertop Gardens 58
Chapter 4 Countertop Growing Devices 82
Chapter 5 Diy Countertop Gardening 110
Chapter 6 Troubleshooting 142
About the Author 160
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Love, love love this book! Countertop Gardens by Shelley Levis is exactly what I was looking for! I moved to a new climate some years ago and have had difficulty gardening here. I finally decided to try my hand at indoor container gardening. So far I have had success with herbs and lettuce. I am now ready to branch out into other plants such as determinate tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, cress, peppers, potatoes, ginger and Tumbling Tom Strawberries. The countertop garden methods section is so helpful! I learned everything I needed to know about growing in peat moss, perlite, vermiculite, coconut coir and hydrocorn. The information on light and fertilizer/NPK was great. If you plan on creating a countertop garden, this is THE book for you. I have a digital copy of this book, but plan on buying the paperback as well because the photos are so beautiful. I was given many great ideas to grow in stunning arrangements!