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Climbing the walls
C R E AT I ve garde ni ng t e c h niqu es FOR GROW I NG FO OD U P I N SMA L L S PAC E S
The author of The Dirt-Cheap Green Thumb
Trellising in tight spaces
Dangling from on high
Training up teepees
Cashing in on corners
te c h n iques
C R E AT I ve
GROWING UP IN S MAL L SPACES
Finding room on fences Using unusual containers
a Vertical Bounty
Decembe r 2011
Space-Saving, HarveStenHancing guide to growing
Vertical Vegetables & Fruit
Full-color; illustrations throughout 176 pages; 7½ x 9‹/¢ Paper: $16.95 US / $19.95 CAN ISBN: 978-1-60342-998-6 No. 62998 eBook available
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Rhonda Massingham Hart is a master gardener and the author of The Dirt-Cheap Green Thumb, Trellising, Deerproofing Your Yard & Garden, Squirrel Proofing Your Home & Garden, and other titles. She has written articles for a variety of magazines, including Flower & Garden, Fine Gardening, and Woman’s Day. She writes extensively on organic gardening techniques and lives in Washington state.
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food grows up!
MAxIMIzE SPACE, TIME, AND YIELDS
veryone wants to grow their own food these days. But not everyone has a spacious plot to grow it on. Vertical Vegetables & Fruit has the solution for space-challenged gardeners: think outside the plot. Above it, actually. Growing up—with trellises, towers, hanging baskets, living walls, and more—is the best way to make the most of limited space, whether it’s a city balcony, an alleyway, or a kitchen window. Master gardener Rhonda Massingham Hart’s unique guide will leave beginners and seasoned gardeners alike excited to try a whole new way to grow.
Vertical VEG GI ES
Higher yields! Vining varieties
often produce larger harvests than their bushy counterparts do.
Tastier veggies! Vertical vegetables
and fruit benefit from more exposure to sunshine, which makes them sweeter.
POT TOES A
Less work! Growing up makes weeding and watering easier. It also allows better air circulation, reducing the chance of disease.
Vertical Vegetables & Fruit details all the tips and tricks needed to grow up, including: • The best materials for support systems and how to use them • DIY trellis designs • What to look for in ready-made support systems • The best edibles to grow up, with chapters devoted to climbing champs like beans, peas, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, melons, berries, and more After harvesting hundreds of dollars worth of delicious, organic food from the balcony, food gardeners will wonder: What took me so long to grow up?
A N I N T RODUC T ION T O
APPLES, PEARS, PLUMS
AND SO MUCH MORE…
Illustrations © Kathryn Rathke