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Container vegetable gardening

Post: #75598 hamster
Sun Nov 04, 2007 10:36 pm

Does anyone know of any vegetable books that are specifically about container gardening? I seem to be only able to find books about doing fancy things with expensive terracotta pots, or vegetable books that aren't very helpful on what can be grown well in pots.

Or have I just spotted a gap in the market?!
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Post: #75632 hedgewitch
Mon Nov 05, 2007 9:37 am

Found a few but I don't know how good they are

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Post: #75927 Berti
Fri Nov 09, 2007 5:48 am

if you do a search on square foot gardening, you might get more info.
this principle can also be set to work for containers :)
you can start here http://www.squarefootgardening.com
I think it is a wonderful and easy method that can be fitted anywhere.
have used it in the past (before I moved last year) to grow tomatoes, salads and some little stuff plus herbs.
no heavy jobs to be done, just the fun :)

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Post: #77190 Helsbells
Thu Nov 22, 2007 11:04 pm

I got a really good book called:

How to grow organic vegetables in containters (...anywhere!)
By Eileen Logan.

Its really good, informative, factual, and has some comical anecdotes and humour.

It really got me started on growing my own veg.

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Post: #88178 SarahJane
Sat Mar 08, 2008 4:57 pm

This sounds like exactly the kind of book I am looking for! Thanks. :lol:

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Post: #106200 Batty in Battersea
Thu May 29, 2008 1:17 pm

I have a good one called 'Crops In Pots' I cant remember who it is by offhand. It is set out in a quirky way as a series of projects and recipies but it has been very useful in planning out my balcony container veg.

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Re: Container vegetable gardening

Post: #162005 quibble
Fri Jul 24, 2009 3:14 am

I found The Bountiful Container by Rose Marie Nichols McGee and Maggie Stuckey to be a great reference and surprisingly fun to read.


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