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Tomato Container Gardening: 7 Easy Steps To Healthy Harvests from Small Spaces [Kindle Edition]

Mary Verdant
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Wonderful, juicy, fresh tomatoes are fun and easy to grow in containers!

In fact, anyone, anywhere can enjoy tomato container gardening: children, adults, people with limited mobility, people who have never planted anything before, ever, can see amazing results.

This step-by-step guide covers everything you'll need to get started, including:
- sun, soil and water
- types of containers to use
- equipment needed
- seeds and propagation
- dealing with challenges of sun, wind and watering

Seasoned container gardener Mary Verdant shares her expertise the art of container gardening. Armed with this step-by-step guide, frustrated apartment dwellers can indulge their passion for growing delicious tomatoes.

If you have a balcony, porch, or even some steps that get good sunlight, you'll find growing tomatoes in containers easy and rewarding.

Written for the beginner and those with gardening experience, these directions are complete, clear, and easy to follow.

Scroll up, click "Buy Now" and get on the path to delicious, home grown tomatoes in less than 30 minutes a week!


Editorial Reviews

Review

Praise for #1 best selling book: Tomato Container Gardening!

"exactly what I was looking for--a comprehensive book on growing tomatoes in containers. Everything you need to know is in here, and there's no fluff. I'm psyched. She even shows you how (with photos) to make your own self-watering containers. There are also recipes, and all kinds of info on soil, pests, container options and tomato varieties. Really well done." - LQ

Other 5 our of 5 Star Reviews
"Just What I Need!
It has everything I need to get started, grow, maintain and harvest the tomatoes ...  Highly recommended." - G. Wells

Overview
Almost anyone, anywhere can enjoy fresh tomatoes off the vine in their own homes!  Seasoned container gardener and best selling gardening author Mary Verdant shares her expertise the art of container gardening. Armed with this step-by-step guide you can grow delicious tomatoes this spring!

More praise...
"If you love tomatoes get this book! If you have no space and want to create a mini tomato garden it can be done and this book tells you how... The photos are sharp and really bring the book to life. For the low price this book costs it is well worth it." - JP

"This book really simplifies tomato gardening and makes it extremely efficient, especially for small spaces... The tips at the end of the book are awesome, everything really makes perfect sense." E. Lass

About the Author

Mary Verdant is an avid gardener. She finds wonder in the simple miracles of life, like planting a seed, watering it, and tasting the wonderful fruits (and vegetables) of her labors.

She attained a degree in horticulture at Merritt College in Oakland California. Since then she has helped her clients plant gardens and learn about the wonders of growing food.

One of her favorite experiences is the look on a child's face when they first bite into a ripe, beautiful tomato that the grew themselves!

She has helped create beautiful and bountiful gardens in California, North Carolina, England, and Hawaii - and her books have inspired gardeners all over the world.

Her goal is to simplify gardening. She understands how very easy it is to create and grow a garden (especially in containers) and she writes in order to inspire everyone - young and old - healthy and healing - to grow their own gardens and discover how easy, fun and nurturing a garden can be.

She focuses on getting straight to the point - so her books are short and clear. She wants you to be out planting and harvesting, not sitting inside reading a book!

Product Details

  • File Size: 1060 KB
  • Print Length: 53 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007OWONUA
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #388,302 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Source of Tomato Gardening Info March 28, 2012
By JP
Format:Kindle Edition
Years ago I had the most wonderful tomato balcony garden. I started it at the recommendation of a co-worker who was a real gardening buff. Before that I truly hated tomatoes. I had no idea that tomatoes could actually be delicious! Trust me, the ones that come out of your garden taste nothing like what you get from the stores. My favorites were the small cherry tomatoes. They were oh so sweet. I had several terra cotta pots of those. Sadly they were all given up when I moved. At the thought of once again creating a balcony tomato garden I found this book and am really getting jazzed again at the prospect of having my garden going!

The book covers pot selection, plat selection, soil selection, fertilization, and many tips to maximize your harvest. I wasn't expecting to see tomato recipes but found several good ones in this book. If you love tomatoes get this book! If you have no space and want to creat a mini tomato garden it can be done and this book tells you how. There is even a section on building a self-watering container. The photos are sharp and really bring the book to life. For the low price this book costs it is well worth it.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good Information; Needs an Editor July 15, 2012
By Rhubarb
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Replete with errors, but I'm keeping it anyway for the excellent tomato advice, including links to websites. Even a "How To" book can/should be well written.

One vital error: author lists varieties of hybrid and heirloom tomatoes. But she switches the list, so the hybrids are heirloom varieties and vice versa.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simple for small spaces! March 28, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
This book really simplifies tomato gardening and makes it extremely efficient, especially for small spaces. I live in an apartment so this book is really going to help me create my own fresh tomatoes. The tips at the end of the book are awesome, everything really makes perfect sense.

Highy recommend this book to anyone looking for fresh tomatoes but doesn't have room for a full garden!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great resource for gardening in limited space April 2, 2012
By Jordana
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
A while back I grew tomatoes in pots on my patio because we love home grown tomatoes and don't have access to a market nearby. I had some problems with that little adventure in gardening, and haven't tried patio gardening since! This book has convinced me to give it another try. After reading the book, I can see what I did wrong. More importantly, I now understand the correct way to set up pots in which to cultivate tomatoes.

The book covers many topics that include where to grow your tomatoes, what type pots to use, proper soil formulation, fertilizing, watering made easy, how to select the best types of tomatoes to grow, how to plant, and how to prevent diseases and insect infestations. When I grew tomatoes previously, it was so labor intensive to water them--I can't wait to make the self-watering containers that will solve that problem and allow me to grow juicy delicious tomatoes with much less work. The instructions and illustrations provided for this are very good.

There are even some delicious recipes to fix with the fruits of my labor--I'm really looking forward to giving those a try.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow. Great Book. March 28, 2012
By LQ522
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is exactly what I was looking for--a comprehensive book on growing tomatoes in containers. Everything you need to know is in here, and there's no fluff. I'm psyched. She even shows you how (with photos) to make your own self-watering containers. There are also recipes, and all kinds of info on soil, pests, container options and tomato varieties. Really well done.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent guide to growing tomatoes! May 20, 2012
By Kristen
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I used to grow tomatoes religiously, but after slacking off for a few years I wanted a refresher. This was the perfect book!

Topics covered: finding the best location for tomato plants, what type of containers to plant them in, how and when to fertilize, watering, what types of tomatoes to plant, how to plant (or repot) seedlings, avoiding pests/diseases, and maximizing tomato harvest. It appeared to me that all the basics were covered, and that a novice could have a successful tomato season from this book.

There are also a few recipes at the end. I simply skimmed through them as I wasn't reading the book for recipes, but the fried green tomatoes did sound delicious!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Book For Anyone Growing Tomatoes April 21, 2012
By timpond
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I love this book. The growing methods are neat, clean, and extremely easy to manage. It's one of the best-laid out user-friendly books I've read, and it gets straight to the point without any fluff. I've been growing tomatoes for years, and I learned a lot from this book.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Basic July 29, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Good for rank beginners, I suppose. Nothing new here.
I might recommend it to someone just out of the city that has never seen a real tomato plant.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Nothing easy about it
Published 1 month ago by R L Gans
5.0 out of 5 stars Always something to learn
Even though I have had success growing tomatoes, I learned from this book and would highly recommend it for novice or experienced gardeners alike.
Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great info.
I've tried growing tomatoes numerous times and never had much luck. Now with the information in this book, I think I'll do a better job. Great information and tips. Thank you.
Published 7 months ago by mcguigcl
5.0 out of 5 stars Book
I like it, but I should not have to say so many words to say a simple one line review.
Published 8 months ago by Patrick Brandimore
2.0 out of 5 stars Too technical
7 Easy Steps were not enough. I had to re-read several sections and while attempting to follow each step, there were no Healthy Harvests to be found out on our patio. Read more
Published 9 months ago by A. Stauff
5.0 out of 5 stars A MUST FOR TOMATO LOVERS
The only book you'll ever need if you're considering growing tomatoes in containers. Discusses the advantages and disadvantages of different sizes and types of containers, and even... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Juliet
4.0 out of 5 stars Decent resource
Tomato-growing instructions on selecting containers, garden locations, selecting varieties, caring for the plants, and harvesting. Read more
Published 12 months ago by MamaSylvia
2.0 out of 5 stars Pass
I downloaded this while it was free. Thankful I didn't buy it. There is nothing in here that can't easily be found on the internet.
Published 15 months ago by Wolfe
5.0 out of 5 stars Love those tomatoes.
This book contained good advise to
improve my tomato yield. I have
already had a few of my harvest and
they are delicious.
Published 15 months ago by Martha Kreger
3.0 out of 5 stars Some interesting stuff
Mary gave me a few new things to think about in her book. Many times I have failed and she gives me a couple more to try. I was disappointed to read her opinion about dirt. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Randy Thill
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More About the Author

Mary Verdant is an avid gardener. She finds wonder in the simple miracles of life, like planting a seed, watering it, and tasting the wonderful fruits (and vegetables) of her labors.

Mary studied horticulture at Merritt College in Oakland, California. She still works in Oakland teaching her clients about gardening and helping them plant their own gardens.

One of her favorite experiences is the look on a child's face when they first bite into a ripe, beautiful tomato that they grew themselves!

She has helped create beautiful and bountiful gardens in California, North Carolina, England, and Hawaii - and her books have inspired gardeners all over the world.

Her goal is to simplify gardening. She understands how very easy it is to create and grow a garden (especially in containers) and she writes in order to inspire everyone - young and old - healthy and healing - to grow their own gardens and discover how easy, fun and nurturing a garden can be.

She focuses on getting straight to the point - so her books are short and clear. She wants you to be out planting and harvesting, not sitting inside reading a book!



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