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The Vegetable Container Gardening Guide: How to Grow Food in a Container Garden
 
 

The Vegetable Container Gardening Guide: How to Grow Food in a Container Garden [Kindle Edition]

Martin Anderson
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Are you limited on space, but still find yourself yearning to grow vegetables?


If so, vegetable container gardening may be the answer. As long as you have room for a container or two (or twenty), you can grow vegetables pretty much anywhere you want. They can be grown on your porch, your balcony or even on a fire escape. Container gardening allows you to quickly and easily set up a small garden that will provide you with vegetables for years to come.

The following topics are covered in this handy guide:
  • What container gardening is.
  • The benefits of vegetable container gardening and why it's a good choice for aspiring gardeners.
  • The 4 simple and inexpensive items you need to get started.
  • Designing your vegetable container garden.
  • Choosing a location for your containers.
  • Choosing a container.
  • A quick rundown of the pros and cons of the various materials containers are made of.
  • What raised beds are and why they are a better choice than traditional gardens.
  • How self-watering containers can save you from over- or under-watering your plants.
  • What you need to know about soil.
  • How to determine the pH of your soil.
  • Mulching.
  • Good vegetables and herbs for container gardening.
  • Growing vegetables in a shaded area.
  • Reading a seed catalog.
  • Starting seeds and transplanting seedlings.
  • Fertilizing your plants.
  • Integrated pest control.
  • How to bring root bound plants back to life.
  • Helpful tips for beginners.

This book is perfect for those new to the world of vegetable container gardening. It has all the information you'll need to start your own vegetable garden at home using containers of your choice. In addition to general information about vegetable container gardening, the author discusses 16 common vegetables and gives you the information you need to successfully grow them in containers.

Buy The Vegetable Container Gardening Guide today and learn what you need to know to start growing your own vegetables in containers


Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 318 KB
  • Print Length: 131 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 149032609X
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00D66PQXQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #243,446 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Vegetable Conyainer Gardening Guide 26 Aug 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
"How to grow food in containers" is what it says on the cover, & that is exactly what it does inside in easily understood language.
Very useful publication.
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2.0 out of 5 stars nothing new here! 15 Sep 2014
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Nothing new here which cannot easily be found on the internet
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2.0 out of 5 stars Don't bother - no real information in here. 4 Nov 2013
By Bill Ranken - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
This is a very simplistic book with little to no "real information" to assist in truly growing a productive container garden. Wasted my time reading the whole thing just trying to find something of value...no such luck. Not sure why anybody bothered to "publish" this.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Fluff piece 16 Jan 2014
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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Well, it's kind of a fluff piece. I read through the first third of the book before it even really started and then it talks about doing a pH soil test on every pot in your garden for $10 each, plus it's a mail-in thing. I prefer the books that say, if it looks like this, it's this so do this. I don't need to overanalyze my garden before it's started. There's another fluff chapter after that and then it gets into actual vegetables, starting with artichokes which are recommended but require containers 3 ft wide by 1 ft deep. That's a pretty big container for just artichokes. Then some vague directions, "plant early or they may not flower correctly". What is early? March? February? Since it's in a container and I can control heat, light, and nutrients, why? After reading through half the vegetables, I felt like I'd just read a seed catalog. Seriously, that's where this information came from. It wasn't even adapted to container gardening. I guess that's why it's a free special on Kindle. It's poorly organized, a lot of fluff, and various information from different seed packets. Since each vegetable has a different "required' soil pH and they're all different, presumably you would need to make a different soil mix for every single vegetable. I've managed to use the same soil and successfully grown at least eight different vegetables, so I'm not even sure this information is accurate. I honestly cannot recommend this book. For anyone. I'm getting better information from Pinterest, like growing potatoes in a laundry basket.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good source. 16 Feb 2014
By Candace Mattison - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This book proved to be a really good source of information for both beginners and green-thumbers alike. It's a keeper!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Eureka! 5 Sep 2013
By just sayin' - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I've tried to have a lil garden since retiring 7 years ago. A garden wasn't part of my life growing up, disappointment was a matter of mixed emotion.

Growing food in a container helped me reach 'the goal' this year. I took what I wanted, left what I didn't want and have had a successful year.

thanks!
5.0 out of 5 stars very pleased. will use a reference for a very long ... 15 July 2014
By gisette27 - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
used this when starting my container garden this year. very pleased. will use a reference for a very long time.
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