My Tiny Veg Plot : Grow Your Own in Surprisingly Small Places
Overview - Food can be grown just about anywhere, and lack of space should not put you off growing your own fresh vegetables. Not everyone has access to outside space, but we all have window ledges, doorways, often stairways, sometimes even a balcony or roof space. Read more...
More About My Tiny Veg Plot by Lia Leendertz; Mark Diacono
Food can be grown just about anywhere, and lack of space should not put you off growing your own fresh vegetables. Not everyone has access to outside space, but we all have window ledges, doorways, often stairways, sometimes even a balcony or roof space. This book offers solutions and inspirations for these tricky spots that we frequently overlook, and highlights some unusual growing spaces such as a minuscule balcony in England, an innovative installation of hexagonal polytunnels full of salad leaves in Amiens, France, and an ingenious self-sufficient growing system that provides a wealth of vegetables in an old swimming pool in Phoenix, Arizona. Filled with practical advice, inspiration and planting and design ideas, My Tiny Veg Plot
tells you how to prepare your beds whatever the size and situation; there is advice on filling containers, creating ingenious planters, using planting mediums, soil and water and which fruit and vegetables will thrive in which spot. My Tiny Veg Plot
contains straightforward information on what to grow and how to grow it, from seed to ready to eat.
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Leendertz (Family Garden) insists in a chipper tone that nowhere is out of bounds when it comes to gardening, and after reading this lively book, made colorful and believable with Diaconos succulent photographs, readers will see possible produce plots everywhere. Leendeertz organizes her ideas spatially, from high (rooftops) to low (kiddie pools) to underplanting, and follows each chapter with practical hints. She introduces small-space gardeners around the world who plant produce in wheelbarrows, tires, and glass jars, and touts her own portable plants: herbs growing from tea kettles that go camping with her in her van. Leendertz introduces veggies that American readers may not know (ulluco, yacon, and tulbaghia) or recognize from their British (courgettes, aka zucchini). She promotes planting vegetables by adults and by children, and especially encourages small children to sprout seeds in small jars so they see the fruits of their labor quickly. Leendertzs suggestions are delectableand doable. Color photos. (Feb.)