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Vertical Vegetables & Fruit: Creative Gardening Techniques for Growing Up in Small Spaces Paperback – November 16, 2011
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From the Back Cover
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 several books including Vertical Vegetables & Fruit, The Dirt-Cheap Green Thumb, and Deerproofing Your Yard & 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.
- Item Weight : 14.4 ounces
- ISBN-10 : 9781603429986
- ISBN-13 : 978-1603429986
- Paperback : 176 pages
- Dimensions : 7.56 x 0.5 x 9.75 inches
- Publisher : Storey Publishing, LLC; Revised ed. edition (November 16, 2011)
- Language: : English
- ASIN : 1603429980
- Best Sellers Rank: #198,164 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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!
In my reading, I almost without exception find something new and worthwhile ... this book is not an exception. Its content is authentic and I found no serious errors ... so, of the subject implied by its title fits your need, I think you will find it a worthwhile addition to your personal library. On the other hand, if you have 30 years of gardening experience, well, let the book's description be your guide!