Edward C. Smith is the best-selling author of The Vegetable Gardener's Bible and The Vegetable Gardener's Container Bible. For more than 30 years he and his wife, Sylvia, have lived off the grid in Vermont, in a house they built on land they cleared by hand. Together, the grow more than 100 varieties of vegetables, fruits, and herbs in their 2,000 square feet of gardens and containers.
Smith (The Vegetable Gardener's Bible) provides advice on growing food in containers. Many gardeners who are familiar with growing annuals may be surprised at the variety and yield of vegetable crops that can be grown in simple, inexpensive containers. Traditional vegetable growers may discover the many advantages to cultivating in pots: fewer weeds and pests, more control over growing conditions, and the convenience of having fresh food right outside the kitchen door. With detailed, illustrated advice on selecting or retrofitting containers, cultivation, efficient maintenance, and design plans to pull it all together, Smith's latest guide provides everything needed to grow a bounty of home-grown vegetables. More than 250 color photos and illus. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Anyone can grow, harvest, and enjoy homegrown veggies, even
without a yard, best-selling garden guru Smith persuasively argues
as he presents his step-by-step approach to container
gardening...Smith's practical, assuring, timely, and handsomely
produced how-to will see brisk traffic."--Publisher's Weekly
"With detailed, illustrated advice on selecting and retrofitting containers, cultivation, efficient maintenance, and design plans to pull it all together, Smith's latest guide provides everything needed to grow a bounty of home-grown vegetables."