Vertical Vegetables & Fruit: Creative Gardening Techniques for Growing Up in Small Spaces

Vertical Vegetables & Fruit: Creative Gardening Techniques for Growing Up in Small Spaces

by Rhonda Massingham Hart


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For gardeners working in confined spaces, Rhonda Massingham Hart presents an ingenious solution for maximizing productivity: grow up! With tepees, trellises, hanging baskets, cages, wall pockets, and multilevel raised beds, you can reap bountiful harvests in even the tiniest growing areas. From kiwis on a clothesline to tomatoes dangling outside a window, Vertical Vegetables & Fruit shows you how to construct and maintain a thriving and abundant garden in whatever small space you have available. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781603429986
Publisher: Storey Books
Publication date: 11/16/2011
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 382,772
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.60(d)

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.

Table of Contents

Part I: The Whys, Whats, and How-Tos of Making Food Grow Up
1 It's Time to Grow Up!
2 Making the Most of Materials
3 Traditional Techniques: Tepees and Trellises
4 Not-So-Traditional Tricks: Hanging, Stacking, Towering, and More

Part II: Vertical Annual Vines
5 Beans
6 Peas
7 Tomatoes
8 Cucumbers
9 Squash and Gourds
10 Melons
11 Sweet Potatoes

Part III: Fine Perennial Fruits
12 Blackberries
13 Raspberries
14 Strawberries
15 Grapes
16 Kiwis
17 The Essentials of Espalier

Appendix 1: A Note on Recommended Varieties
Appendix 2: Direct Seeding
Appendix 3: Growing Your Own Seedlings
Appendix 4: Hardening Off Tender Transplants

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