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Vertical Gardening: Grow Up, Not Out, for More Vegetables and Flowers in Much Less Space Paperback – April 26, 2011
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About the Author
DEREK FELL is a writer and photographer. His garden, art, and travel books have more than 2.5 million copies in print, and his photo library numbers more than 150,000 images. He lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, at historic Cedaridge Farm, where he cultivates an award-winning garden of flowers, fruits, and vegetables.
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Top Customer Reviews
I own just about every gardening book amazon sells, Most books are good for a few Ideas and that's fine
but this book goes into great detail on vertical gardening with some very thorough explanations for vegetables and flowers and many different ways to go about it.
He also gives an honest interpretation of heirlooms and hybrids seeds, I love heirlooms but hybrids get an unnecessary bad rap these days from misinformation.
the author clears that up nicely, he also mentions some varieties that have worked very well for him(Always appreciated)That along with a new Compost tea recipe that I've never seen anywhere else and won't have you going nuts trying to find the ingredients as well as Some very Good and NEW info makes this an easy 5 stars, I'll be changing existing beds and putting up new vertical Beds from the info provided in this book.
Once I got the drift of what this book was and was not about, I was amazed at the amount of information tucked inside these pages. Yes, trellises and arches are discussed. I learned where to best incorporate them in my garden and what plants grow best on them. For example, "simple arches are ideal to support quick-growing annuals like ornamental gourds and morning glories, but you should not use them for aggressive vines like wisteria." A brief textual and visual lesson shows you how vines actually climb, something you'll definitely want to be aware of when you go vertical. Planters and supports systems include bamboo supports, builder's wire, Cascade Gardens adjustable-height trellis, chain link and other fence supports, a fan trellis, bag gardening, plastic pouches, ...Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Wonderful book, worth owning. The best vertical gardening/small space gardening out there.Published 1 month ago by Tatiana Brovko
Well written. Amazing what you can grow in space as small as 5' by 5'. I was hoping there would be some techniques for PVC pipe gardening.Published 2 months ago by D. Good.
I bought this for myself and my husband just can't put it down. He loves it!! I had a chance to glance it over and it is a wonderful book for any gardener looking to conserve... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Gina
An eye opening book. I have taken it to heart and planted our garden accordingly. Still early days yet,but I think it's going to be very successful. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Roger H. Shawver