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Paperback – 248 pages
6 Inches × 9 Inches (w × h)

Weight: 400 Grams
BISAC: GARDENING / Container
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 9780865716650
Pub. Date: 2010-04-01

About the Author

D.J. Herda

D.J. Herda is an award-winning freelance author, editor and photojournalist who has written several thousand articles, and more than 80 books, including Zen and the Art of Pond Building. He is an avid organic gardener and test grower and has been writing extensively about growing fruits and vegetables for over 40 years.

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From Container to Kitchen

Growing Fruits and Vegetables in Pots

by D.J. Herda



More and more people are recognizing the need for nutritious, local, sustainable food, but organic options can be costly, and the produce sections of most supermarkets are packed with fruits and vegetables that have racked up more frequent flier miles than a rock band on world tour. How can urban dwellers without ready access to fertile land enjoy the benefits of traditional gardening? And for those with a yard, how do you maximize the harvest of fresh, healthy edibles?

In From Container to Kitchen, D.J. Herda shows that there is a way. Written for the novice home gardener as well as the seasoned pro, this fully illustrated, comprehensive guide will show you how to save up to 70% on your produce bill by growing fruits and vegetables in pots. Topics include:

  • Selecting the right container size and location
  • Optimizing soil composition and nutrients
  • Managing light, water and humidity
  • Choosing the best fruits and vegetables for container gardening
  • Eliminating pests and plant diseases naturally
  • Extending the harvest.

Dig in to this bumper crop of container gardening tips and techniques and learn how to create your own moveable feast!

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