McGee (Basic Herb Cookery) and veteran gardening writer Stuckey (Gardening from the Ground Up) share their expertise and experience in the art of container gardening. Armed with this manual, frustrated apartment dwellers can indulge their passion for growing edible things. If there is an available balcony, porch, front or back steps, according to the authors, growing produce in containers can be easy and rewarding. With some limitations, it is even possible to grow foods in a window box or on an indoor windowsill. This compendium of practical advice includes detailed information on the types of containers to use, equipment needed, the right soil, when to plant which seeds and how best to deal with problems such as too much or too little sunlight. They also explain more sophisticated techniques like succession planting, whereby ongoing seasonal planting takes place in the same container. This can yield a harvest of peas in early summer, tomatoes in late summer to early fall and kale that will grow into winter. Included are mouth-watering recipes for harvested container crops. Written for the beginner as well as for those with a background in gardening, McGee and Stuckey's directions are comprehensive, clearly written and frequently inspiring. Illus.
I WOULD NOT PURCHASE THIS BOOK AGAIN. This is a rather lengthy volume containing a large amount of information on plants and containers and gardening. Read morePublished 27 days ago by Fabulous
This book gave me a whole new take on my raised bed/container gardening. Well-written, extremely knowledgeable, very creative, good recipes -- a must for anyone with a deck or... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Catherine B. Harper
Great book front to back. Lot's of info for the urban and container gardeners out there. Some of it new some of it classic.Published 2 months ago by Sarah BUrrows
I have grown herbs and many kinds of veggies in containers for years, enjoy doing so and learning more. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Marham
I have read many books on gardening and this is the best one I have found for growing plants in containers. I use it almost daily as I prepare for the upcoming season. Caroll MayPublished 5 months ago by Caroll May