At last, an innovative solution for urbanites, apartment dwellers, and anyone who wants to grow food in small spaces a grow up! Vertical Vegetables a Fruit shows how easy and fun small-footprint food gardening can be. Low maintenance and big harvests are just two of the benefits of using teepees, trellises, cages, hanging baskets, wall pockets, stacking pots, and multilevel raised beds to grow vegetables and fruit. Whether your soon-to-be garden is an alley, a balcony, a rooftop, or just a windowsill, master gardener Rhonda Massingham Hart provides expert advice for constructing the site, preparing the soil, and planting and caring for vegetables and fruits to produce a hearty harvest. From beans on a tepee to tomatoes on a wire archway, melons on a slanted fence to cucumbers on a trellis, kiwis on a clothesline to strawberries in a pot, there are simple growing guidelines here to fit every gardeneras favorite tastes and site. For experienced gardeners looking to try new techniques as well as first-time growers with tiny growing spaces, Vertical Vegetables a Fruit is the space-saving, harvest-enhancing guide to producing a bounty of fresh food in any location.Sometimes it helps to gently tie vines or stems in the desired direction or to brace or weight them as necessary to ... Various systems are sold ready-made, but you can make your own from a large plastic or peat pot or a 5-gallon (23 L) bucket. ... The art of growing upside-down plants is as much about experimentation and having fun with interesting plants as it is ... You can paint; decoupage (covered with a water-proofing coat of polyurethane); wrap with brightly colored yarn, rope, anbsp;...
|Title||:||Vertical Vegetables & Fruit|
|Author||:||Rhonda Massingham Hart|
|Publisher||:||Storey Publishing - 2011-11-16|