With few exceptions (such as corn and pumpkins) everything edible that's grown in a traditional garden can be raised in a container.
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.
Written by two seasoned container gardeners and writers, The Bountiful Container covers:
Vegetables -- not just tomatoes (17 varieties) and peppers (19 varieties), butharicots verts, fava beans, Thumbelina carrots, Chioggia beets, and sugarsnap peas.
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. (Another benefit of container gardening: You can bring the less hardy perennials in over the winter.)
There are theme gardens (an Italian cook's garden, a Four Seasons garden), lists of sources, and dozens of sidebars on everything from how to be a human honeybee to seeds that are All America Selections.
Softcover. 400 pages. 8.8 x 6.1 inches.
I love this book! I live in an apartment, so a container garden is necessary. This book explains everything so well.Review by Casey (on 12/17/12)