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The Vegetable Gardener's Container Bible: How to Grow a Bounty of Food in Pots, Tubs, and Other Containers Paperback – March 2, 2011
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I liked the Vegetable Gardener's Container Bible the moment I put my hands on the book. It is abundantly illustrated (a huge help for a novice gardener like me!!), from pictures of containers with mature plants, to pictures of good quality soil (so you know what to look for) and how to make your own potting mix (loved the advice to mix it all in a rain barrow!).Read more ›
He does strongly recommend self-watering containers for pretty much all vegetables, almost sadly admitting that some herbs do better in traditional pots. I would call this bias, but I think he offers convincing arguments for them. To get another perspective, I bought Bountiful Containers as well, which only briefly mentions self-watering containers. But I found its information to be a lot more vague and broad, with no mention of how much water and sunlight some plants will need. Much more of a "plant it and see" approach. Where Bountiful Container is good for inspiring someone to garden, with a light amount of information for a broad variety of plants, Bible is geared to making that garden successful, with deep, detailed information about fewer, more common plants.
I definitely appreciate his section on how to build your own containers, because commercially available ones are mostly too small. However, it does assume a certain level of handyman skills, tools and materials. Some apartment dwellers may have a drill, but how many have a hacksaw, caulking gun, and lengths of PVC tubing?Read more ›
The authors ideas are simple, inexpensive and easy. You can adopt your own container plans like I did.Read more ›
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Wonderful book ranging from indoor container gardens to large outdoor gardens.Published 2 months ago by leah wong
I think this is a must have book when gardening. Not just with veggies but with flowers too. Fast service. Thank you.Published 2 months ago by Debbie from Maryland
The book is great... it me... I keep thinking I'll get ambitious and start gardening... I'm a procrastinator, and just haven't used the vast amount of knowledge in this book. Read morePublished 3 months ago by BHar