*Starred Review* Anyone can grow, harvest, and enjoy homegrown veggies, even without a yard, bestselling garden guru Smith persuasively argues as he presents his step-by-step approach to container gardening. A garden of containers�pots, buckets, found objects�can stand alone or complement an earth garden, with some advantages, including ease of tending, portability, and fewer insect and disease problems. From soil formulas and layouts for three-container gardens on small balconies and porches to transforming five-gallon plastic buckets into self-watering containers, developing artful arrangements, and pruning, Smith�s �bible� will encourage many new vegetable growers. Useful tips for hanging containers to maximize use of vertical space on patios, grouping plants of similar mature sizes and growth rates, and using organic controls are presented as attractive endeavors, beautifully documented in numerous full-color, full-page photos. With an index, suggested reading list, average last-frost dates and hardiness zone maps, and listings of suppliers, Smith�s practical, assuring, timely, and handsomely produced how-to will see brisk traffic. --Whitney Scott --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Good little book. Gave me all the info I needed to re-purpose my garden into containers.Published 1 month ago by Karl J. Kuessel
Awesome pics and information! Great addition to my gardening books!Published 1 month ago by Joel Thornburg