You don't need a sprawling backyard or spacious raised beds to grow delicious fruits, vegetables, and herbs of your own. In The Edible Balcony, longtime urban gardener Alex Mitchell shows how to transform whatever space you have, from a balcony or rooftop to a fire escape or window box, into a profusion of fresh, seasonal produce. While raising your own produce is eco-friendly in itself, you'll learn how to plant, grow, and water as sustainably as possible to ensure your edible Eden remains green and productive all year long.
If you think it’s impossible to grow your own food because you don’t have a large yard or you live in the city, think again. There is a plethora of urban gardening options to create beautiful, productive edible gardens no matter where you live. In Field Guide to Urban Gardening, author Kevin Espiritu of Epic Gardening shares the basics of growing plants, offers tips on how to choose the right urban gardening method, and troubleshoots the most common problems you’ll encounter.
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.
The biggest mistake gardeners make each season is starting out too big and then quickly realizing their large plot requires too much weeding, watering, and backbreaking labor. Vertical gardening guarantees a better outcome from the day the trowel hits the soil—by shrinking the amount of ''floor'' space needed and focusing on climbing plants that are less prone to insects, diseases, and animal pests. Vertical Gardening features 100 of photos of the Derek Fell's own vertical methods and showcases beautiful, trouble-free perennials, shrubs, vegetables, annuals, and fruit perfect for this new, rewarding way to garden.
What says summer more than a bowl full of fresh berries? How about a yard full of fresh berries? Homegrown Berries covers the information you need to know about the process from planting to picking. You’ll learn the best varieties of strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, gooseberries, currants, and elderberries for you, how to fit them into your landscape including in borders and containers, and how to maintain them for peak harvest.
Discover how to grow your own apples, figs, plums, cherries, pears, apricots, and peaches in even the smallest backyard. Ann Ralph shows you how to cultivate small yet abundant fruit trees using a variety of specialized pruning techniques. With dozens of simple and effective strategies for keeping an ordinary fruit tree from growing too large, you’ll keep your gardening duties manageable while at the same time reaping a bountiful harvest. These little fruit trees are easy to maintain and make a lovely addition to any home landscape.
Authors Lewis Hill and Leonard Perry provide everything you need to know to successfully grow delicious organic fruit at home, from choosing the best varieties for your area to planting, pruning, and harvesting a bountiful crop. With tips on cultivating strawberries, raspberries, grapes, pears, peaches, and more, this essential reference guide will inspire year after year of abundantly fruitful gardening. Enjoy bushels of crispy apples and baskets of juicy blueberries from your own backyard.
Many people want to grow fruit on a small scale but lack the insight to be successful orchardists. Growing tree fruits and berries is something virtually anyone with space and passionate desire can do - given wise guidance and a personal commitment to observe the teachings of the trees. The Holistic Orchard will inspire beginners as well as provide deeper answers for experienced fruit growers looking for scientific organic approaches. Exciting times lie ahead for those who now have every reason in the world to confidently plant that very first fruit tree.
It doesn't matter who you are, how experienced you are or what your location is, You can grow perfect grape vines that produce the juiciest grapes you've ever tasted. Growing grapes is not hard to do, anyone can accomplish this. Whether you are growing grapes as a hobby or growing them commercially, it's all the same. Learn to grow the perfect grape vines that produce up to 42 pounds of grapes on a single vine, with no previous experience needed.