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Container vegetable gardening

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 10:36 pm
by hamster
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?!

Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 9:37 am
by hedgewitch
Found a few but I don't know how good they are ... +gardening

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 5:48 am
by Berti
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
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 :)

warmest greetings

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 11:04 pm
by Helsbells
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.

Posted: Sat Mar 08, 2008 4:57 pm
by SarahJane
This sounds like exactly the kind of book I am looking for! Thanks. :lol:

Posted: Thu May 29, 2008 1:17 pm
by Batty in Battersea
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.

Re: Container vegetable gardening

Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 3:14 am
by quibble
I found The Bountiful Container by Rose Marie Nichols McGee and Maggie Stuckey to be a great reference and surprisingly fun to read.