Edible Spots and Pots: Small-Space Gardens for Growing Vegetables and Herbs in Containers, Raised Beds, and More

Edible Spots and Pots: Small-Space Gardens for Growing Vegetables and Herbs in Containers, Raised Beds, and More

by Stacey Hirvela

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Edible Spots and Pots: Small-Space Gardens for Growing Vegetables and Herbs in Containers, Raised Beds, and More by Stacey Hirvela

It's time for home gardeners to rethink the traditional garden and explore the wide variety of options for growing edibles in "anywhere" gardens—from decorative pots and raised beds to unusual growing bags, hanging pouches, and tomato rings. These contained gardens are more manageable than long rows or plots and require much less work—yet yield just as much bounty.

Featuring dozens of preplanned planting recipes, based on space or container sizes, Edible Spots and Pots allows readers to mix and match vegetables, herbs, small fruits, and edible flowers to create a plant-style patchwork based on the "thriller" (dramatic, focal-point plants), "filler" (midheight, bushy plants), and "spiller" (vines and twining plants) formula for creating interesting and botanically sound gardens. Plot-free gardening offers practical solutions for any circumstance a gardener may encounter (challenging spaces, soils, or weather), while also taking into account budget, time, and aesthetic goals.

Author Stacey Hirvela shares many other interesting concepts, like One-Minute Veggies (foods that go from patio to plate in less than a minute) Doubly Delicious Crops that give two flavors from one plant, and space/yield ratios (vegetables worth their footprint). Gardeners will also find an enticing array of 60 edibles that grow well in a defined space for productivity and beauty.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781609619596
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 03/25/2014
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 553,575
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

STACEY HIRVELA attended the New York Botanical Garden School of Professional Horticulture. She was a garden editor at Martha Stewart Living and cohosted a call-in program on Sirius for 6 years. She currently manages social media for Spring Meadow Nursery/Proven Winners and Color Choice Shrubs. She lives in Grand Haven, MI.

Table of Contents

Introduction viii

Chapter 1 Edible Pots: Growing Vegetables in Containers 1

Chapter 2 Edible Spots: Raising Crops in Raised Beds 43

Chapter 3 Spots & Pots Gardening Schools 73

Chapter 4 Spots & Pots Projects 113

Chapter 5 Thriller, Filler, & Spiller Combinations 163

Chapter 6 Plant Encyclopedia 217

Resources 286

Acknowledgments 290

About the Author 292

Photo Credits 293

Index 294

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
With all the food recalls in the last few years there is no better time to grow your own, and this book is a great place to start. practical and inexpensive advice from someone who knows. creative project ideas, very inspiring. definitely recommend this as I can't imagine anyone interested in gardening who would not benefit from it.