From little spaces come big, tasty harvests. Love the idea of growing your own fruits, herbs, and vegetables but don't think you have the space? Think again. You can grow your own in the tiniest of spaces and Fine Gardening Pocket Gardens is about to show you how! This collection of the best of the best from the editors of Fine Gardening magazine teaches you the most popular design ideas and easy planting solutions for creating gardens with less dirt and less square footage than you ever imagined. From high yielding, small-space vegetable gardens to decorative small-spaces that appear larger than they are by making the best use of the landscape, this primer covers it all. It's packed with 250 design ideas encompassing small herb, flower, vegetable, and mixed gardens. You'll also find eye-catching small garden designs, advice on choosing the best plants for your space and locale, strategies for keeping plants healthy and lush in cramped environments, plus tons of photographs to inspire—325 in all!
Houses, apartments, townhouses, condos, country dwellers, city slickers—no matter where you reside, you can get great results in your garden. For experienced gardeners and beginners alike, this is the perfect reference for cultivating decorative and edible plants in limited square-footage. You'll even learn how to plant or improve beds and borders, even tiny ones, to add curb appeal and value to your property.
Here are just a few of the topics you'll gain expertise on:
- Choosing the best fertilizer and soil mix
- Proper watering and composting for maximum growth
- Finding space for veggies such as chili peppers, peas, corn, and squash
- Building raised beds and a bamboo trellis
- Turning a useless slope into a luscious garden
- And so much more!
Fine Gardening magazine offers sage advice to garden lovers of any kind and skill level from the beginner and time-pressed, who wish to start small; to city dwellers and renters, with tight, temporary plots; to accomplished gardeners who want to grow their expertise. Planting advice from across the nation will help you easily grow a gorgeous garden in even the most challenging spaces and climates.