Countertop Gardens: Easily Grow Kitchen Edibles Indoors for Year-Round Enjoyment

Countertop Gardens: Easily Grow Kitchen Edibles Indoors for Year-Round Enjoyment

by Shelley Levis

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Overview

Become an indoor gardening expert as horticulturalist Shelley Levis walks you through the challenges, benefits, and how-tos of growing inside, including a review of the wide array of methods available.

Our indoor environments are ideal for human comfort, but they are not always hospitable to plants, especially vegetables and other edibles. In just the last few years, the technology for creating a better indoor plant environment has expanded. With the new, compact systems and tools available, it has become simple for anyone to grow an indoor kitchen garden and enjoy freshly picked edibles grown right on your own countertop.

Countertop Gardens shows you how to set up a cordial growing environment anywhere. In addition to going over the pros and cons of a wide range of ready-made hydroponic, aquaponic, and vertical gardening systems, Shelley shows you how to make your own DIY setups—from simple space-saving container designs to more creative and complex soil-free solutions. Beautiful photographs throughout illustrate methods, growing options, and creative projects. The chapters cover:
  • Countertop garden methods
  • Best edibles for countertop gardens
  • DIY countertop gardening
  • Growing basics
  • Countertop growing devices
  • Troubleshooting

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!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780760357811
Publisher: Cool Springs Press
Publication date: 06/19/2018
Edition description: New
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 566,440
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

Introduction 8

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

Resources 152

Index 157

About the Author 160

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