The Downsized Veggie Garden: How to Garden Small - Wherever You Live, Whatever Your Space

The Downsized Veggie Garden: How to Garden Small - Wherever You Live, Whatever Your Space

by Kate Copsey


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781943366002
Publisher: St. Lynn's Press
Publication date: 02/15/2016
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 1,261,841
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author


Kate Copsey hosts the weekly online radio show “The Master Gardener Hour” at A freelance writer specializing in garden topics, she is a frequent speaker at garden shows and clubs nationally, and is a garden columnist for Ohio Gardener and Renaissance magazines.


Kate Copsey lives in Jackson, New Jersey.

Table of Contents


Part 1 Start Where You Are

Chapter 1 Finding Space to Grow Vegetables Wherever You Live 1

Chapter 2 Designing a Vegetable Garden that Works for You: All About Raised Beds and Containers 23

Chapter 3 Let's Get Growing! Seed Starting, Fertilizing and Healthy Soil 43

Part 2 Vegetables, Vegetables Everywhere! (Fruits and Herbs, too) Great ideas for a delicious harvest

Chapter 4 Growing Veggies Outdoors in the Garden 63

Chapter 5 Containers: the Answer for Patios, Porches, Balconies and Sunny Windowsills 83

Chapter 6 Growing Herbs: 12 Great Herbs for Your Favorite Recipes 97

Chapter 7 Growing Fruit in a Small Garden 111

Part 3 The Veggie Garden Growing Year: Plant by Plant, Season by Season

Chapter 8 Spring 121

Chapter 9 Summer 131

Chapter 10 Fall and Winter 143


What's Eating My Plants? "Bad Bugs" and Other Undesirables 153

Types of Containers and Their Uses 161

Some Natural Fertilizers and What They Do 167

Resources 170

Index 171

Acknowledgments 173

About the Author 175

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From the Publisher

"IDEAS, that's what this book is all about. If you want the pleasure of a vegetable garden, this book will give you plenty of ideas, and you will be amazed at all of the options you really have." ~ MEL BARTHOLEMEW, creator of the Square Foot Gardening System, author of "Square Foot Gardening" and "The All New Square Foot Gardening"

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