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.
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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 Up1 It's Time to Grow Up!2 Making the Most of Materials3 Traditional Techniques: Tepees and Trellises4 Not-So-Traditional Tricks: Hanging, Stacking, Towering, and MorePart II: Vertical Annual Vines5 Beans6 Peas7 Tomatoes8 Cucumbers9 Squash and Gourds10 Melons11 Sweet PotatoesPart III: Fine Perennial Fruits12 Blackberries13 Raspberries14 Strawberries15 Grapes16 Kiwis17 The Essentials of EspalierAppendix 1: A Note on Recommended VarietiesAppendix 2: Direct SeedingAppendix 3: Growing Your Own SeedlingsAppendix 4: Hardening Off Tender Transplants