First American edition.
255 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Your growing space. The golden rules ; Where can I grow crops ; Growing crops in urban areas ; Understanding light ; Water and exposure ; Getting to know your soil ; Benefits of raised beds ; Reasons to use containers ; Being creative with containers ; Preparing your containers -- Deciding what to grow. What should I grow ; ; What plants can you fit in? Top sun-loving crops ; Top shade-tolerant crops ; Top high-yielding crops ; Top quick-growing crops ; Top easy-care crops ; Top shallow-rooted crops -- Being space efficient. Making the most of your growing space ; Extending the growing season ; Preparing your soil ; Sowing seeds ; Sowing seeds in succession ; Feeding and watering ; Beneficial insects ; Companion planting -- Small space projects. Balcony planter ; Strawberry colander ; Balcony saddlebags ; Corn oil drum ; Cucumber trellis ; Ladder shelves ; Easy lean-to shelves ; Bicycle wheel trellis -- Potted bean arch ; Pallet planter ; Zucchini in a bag ; Blueberry in a pot ; DIY window box ; Squash trellis ; Growing gutters ; Productive paving ; Hanging herbs ; Wall pockets -- Crops in small yards. A nine-pot plot ; DIY raised bed ; The easy-to-grow bed ; Gourmet bed ; Circular salad bed ; The Med bed ; Shady bed ; Tasty herb bed -- Plant know-how. Crop planner ; Common pests ; Common diseases and disorders ; Common garden weeds.
No matter how small your space, get every inch of it growing with tasty fruit and vegetables. Gather fruit fresh from your doorstep, pick herbs from your balcony, create walls of edible produce, and plant a raised bed that is both beautiful and productive. This guide proves you can grow food anywhere. Learn what to grow, how to use your space efficiently, and how to maximize your yield. You'll soon be harvesting a feast from your front door.-- Cover verso.
Grow all you can eat in three square feet