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The Bountiful Container - BF430

The Bountiful Container
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Essential for the Small-Space Gardener

By Rose Marie Nichols McGee and Maggie Stuckey

Everything edible that's grown in a traditional garden can be raised in a container (with a few exceptions). This book contains everything the small-space gardener needs to grow a bountiful harvest from herbs to vegetables. With only one exception (watering), container gardening is a whole lot easier. Beginning with the down-to-earth basics of soil, sun and water, fertilizer, seeds and propagation, The Bountiful Container is an extraordinarily complete, plant-by-plant guide.

  • Vegetables -- tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, carrots, beets, and more
  • Herbs -- from basil to thyme, including bay leaves, fennel, and saffron crocus
  • Edible Flowers -- such as begonias, calendula, pansies, violets, and roses
  • Fruits -- including apples, peaches, Meyer lemons, blueberries, currants, and figs-yes, even in the colder parts of the country

Softcover. 400 pages. Workman Publishing 2002

  • Item Model Number: BF430
  • Shipping Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.75 pounds

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Great container garden book

I love this book! I live in an apartment, so a container garden is necessary. This book explains everything so well.

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February 20, 2015 - Suzanne at Peaceful Valley
There are so many varieties of tomatoes to choose from, Peaceful Valley has over 40. But how does one decide? Well there are many things to consider such as where you live. If you live in a region with… read more »
March 7, 2012 - Charlotte from Peaceful Valley
Ready to start your first vegetable garden? The three essentials for an easy vegetable garden are: Full sun Convenient water supply Good soil Add some basic supplies and you’ll be off and growing.… read more »
February 17, 2012 - Charlotte from Peaceful Valley
Add currant bushes to your garden for an easy, deer-resistant edible that also grows in part-shade. If you live in USDA zones 3-8 currants are a must for your garden. In our new video, Tricia plants currants… read more »
February 6, 2012 - Charlotte from Peaceful Valley
The best way to an organic gardener’s heart is… There are oh, so many words that could finish that sentence. Give us your  suggestions in the comments! This Valentine’s Day we recommend… read more »
November 30, 2011 - Charlotte from Peaceful Valley
Say the words Meyer lemon and people either throw back their shoulders and proudly announce, I have a Meyer lemon tree!  or they get a sad expression and sigh, I wish I had a Meyer lemon tree. You… read more »
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