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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

DJ Herda

D. J. Herda is an accomplished professional author, award-winning creative writer, photojournalist, videographer, editor, painter, sculptor, public speaker, and college-level instructor. He has been an indoor and outdoor gardener for more than 50 years, is a syndicated newspaper and magazine garden writer and columnist, and a test grower for Rodale Farms, Jackson & Perkins, and others. During its decade-long run, D.J.'s Chicago Tribune column, "In Focus," appeared in more than 1,100 newspapers with a combined circulation of nearly 20 million readers. D.J. has had over 80 books published and is also a professional mentor and workshop instructor. D. J. presently lives and works in the Rocky Mountains of the southwestern United States. www.djherda.org

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From Container to Kitchen

Growing Fruits and Vegetables in Pots

by DJ 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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