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Limited Space and Little Time to Garden? Try Growing Your Food Up

In a very small footprint, you can take advantage of vertical acreage by planting vegetables and fruit that climb, ramble, and twine toward the sun. Small, contained spaces also minimize weeding and pest control and maximize your harvest.

Begin with peas and beans, the stars of climbing vines, and then explore the vertical possibilities of other popular garden foods:

* Grow tomatoes in a hanging planter; pick them off the dangling vines
* Train cucumbers along the sloping sides of an A-frame trellis
* Tie melon vines to a fence and use slings to cradle the heavy fruit
* Weave sweet potato vines through a trellis; enjoy the foliage as a decorative plant and dig the potatoes for dinner
* Confine sprawling squash plants to a tepee instead of having them take over valuable garden space

About the Author

Rhonda Massingham Hart is a master gardener and the author of Vertical Vegetables & Fruit, The Dirt-Cheap Green Thumb, Deerproofing Your Yard & Garden, and Squirrel Proofing Your Home & Garden. She has written articles for a variety of magazines, including Flower & Garden, Woman’s Day, and Fine Gardening. She writes extensively on organic gardening techniques and lives in Washington State.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC (November 16, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1603429980
  • ISBN-13: 978-1603429986
  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 0.5 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #77,058 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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We've lived in our house for 14 years now, and pretty much used the available yard space in our suburban lot backyard up! Where to put new plants, the veg garden, the squash and melons that send out runners and eat the yard? We tried raspberries and ended up tearing them out, blackberries too. If only I had started with Vertical Vegetable and fruit before trying to grow those plants.

This book offers great information on various techniques to grow up instead of out. Ideas for trellises, teepees, fencing, and how to build them makes this book worthwhile on its own, but then the author gives varieties of plants to grow, where to grow them, zone info, how to train them, etc. We are going to try raspberries again, blackberries, grapes (did you know for best grape production don't improve the ground too much with compost or the rich soil will encourage the grapes to grow more leaves and vine instead of fruit? Me either!), melons, and squash, I can't wait! This book makes me and Jim want to go plant something, now!
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Great book for getting started with a vertical garden. Lots of techniques and designs! I also I like that the chapters are broken out for vegetable/fruit. Definitely recommend for anyone who wants to learn a different techniques for gardening and saving space.
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Vertical Vegatables and Fruit : Creative Gardening Techniques for Growing Up In Small Spaces by Rhonda Massingham Hart is a nice addition to a gardening library for people who are considering growing a lot more of their own food in limited space.

This is best for people who have at least a small yard, however there are some ideas for people who only have a balcony or a sunny window as well.

It starts with good reasons to think vertically for your garden. How it helps plants take advantage of sunlight better to create more food, it cuts down on weeding since your plants have a smaller footprint, and allows a lot more to be planted.

Then the author explains the best materials to use for building supports and trellises, and how to build some popular structures like trellises, cages and teepees. She gives some suggestions for good container plants with minimum depth and spacing suggestions and a chart about how much soils and soil mixes weigh for hanging planters.

The rest of the chapters are on different types of plants. Each plant has planting and seed recommendations. These helped me a lot with planning my garden. I live in a Zone 3 area, which means that my options are pretty limited. Recommendations for varieties include zone hardiness.

My favorite chapters are the one about sweet potatoes which explains how to make your own slips to plant in following years, strawberries, raspberries and espalier trees. I grow strawberries and raspberries already. Using the methods explained in this book will make it easier to really help them grow more abundantly, and get enough extra to pass some on to friends. My family loves sweet potatoes, and making slips and training the plants will be good practice for my son.
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This book was exactly what I expected. Great ideas and diagrams for growing vertical. Not so much exact plans, but this book makes you rethink how you can grow food. I'm trying a few techniques in my garden and so far the results are great.
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I bought this book believing after reading the glowing reviews. It is an absolutely boring book and I haven't learned anything new. Fist it does not contain any photos, which could be inspiring, only drawings. I thought that I will find climbing structures which I hadn't seen before, but there was nothing special. Second, I thought that the part which covers the vegetables explains the best climbing structure for each vegetable (i.e. some plants like to be staked and some like diagonal structures more than horizontal), but it was just a general instruction how to grow beans or squash and some hints of the trellis structure (thanks, I know how to grow beans).
Generally i'm not too much in favour for coffee table books, but this topic really demands for inspiring photography together with some solid how to instruction and some good NEW ideas, but this books just lacks all of it.
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This book offered some new thoughts on gardening. Trellis and espalier methods and descriptions on DIY. Some of it is old hat but some of the ideas were new. I think I'll get a lot of use out this book. I like details on how to make stuff and the author didn't assume that that the reader is a master garderner nor was it written like he was talking to an idiot.
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I gave this book to my mother who likes to garden. The book has great ideas for gardening in small spaces. I plan on using some of the ideas to build my garden up this year. I think it will also help with keeping the creepy crawlers off my vegetables.
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I have enjoyed reading this book, and I have learned some new techniques from it. It is easy to get through and makes vertical growing easier to understand and more attainable. Thinking that only peas and beans will grow upwards is proven false in this book as you can coach just about ANY plant to do so.

Living close to a major city, my backyard is the average postage stamp size for our area. I am looking forward to putting these ideas into play this summer and growing more food as a result of it.
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