How to Grow Edibles in Containers

Paperback - May 2015 - AU $29.95

All about growing vegetables and herbs in limited spaces.

From the author of the internationally successful How to Grow Microgreens, this companion volume is all about growing vegetables and herbs in limited spaces. Fionna grows a huge range of plants on her apartment balcony and writes candidly about which ones crop well, and which don’t, and also introduces more unusual varieties, such as water chestnut, ginger and tatsoi. With over 45 edible plants described, there is something for all seasons. + Full description

Included is a chapter which highlights Fionna’s enthusiasm for encouraging children to grow container edibles. She says children enjoy eating vegetables so much more when they have grown them themselves. Advice on troubleshooting issues and easy instructions on watering and plant nutrition, and also delicious recipes for using the produce you grow, complete the book.

How to Grow Edibles in Containers is ideal for anyone interested in growing their own food and sustaining a healthy diet.

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News

This title is a co-publication with David Bateman Publishing, New Zealand.

"Just right for newbie courtyard and balcony gardeners..."
Better Homes & Gardens, October 2015

"I felt inspired by this well-illustrated and easy-to-read book to expand my vegie growing with some different crops, and get back to microgreens!"
iGarden, 2015

Reviews

"Just right for newbie courtyard and balcony gardeners..."
Better Homes & Gardens, October 2015

"I felt inspired by this well-illustrated and easy-to-read book to expand my vegie growing with some different crops, and get back to microgreens!"
iGarden, 2015

Details

Paperback | May 2015 | $ 29.95
ISBN: 9781486300914 | 108 pages | 258 x 204 mm
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
Colour photographs

Features

  • All about growing vegetables and herbs in limited spaces
  • Over 45 edible plants are described
  • Colour photographs throughout
  • Includes delicious recipes

Contents

Introduction
Growing edibles in containers
Trouble shooting
Nutrition for your edibles
Individual crops
Beneficial plants to attract or deter insects
Asian greens — summer
Asian greens — winter
Beans
Brassicas
Citrus
Climbers
Cucumbers
Flowers edible
Herbs annual
Herbs perennial
Lettuces
Microgreens
Potatoes
Root vegetables incl. turnips, radishes
Salad greens — summer
Salad greens — winter
Salad leaf mixes
Spices fresh
Malabar spinach
Strawberries
Tomatoes
Tropicals
Water plants
Zucchini
Children Growing Container Edibles
Recipes
Resources
Acknowledgements
Glossary
Weights and measures
Index
About the Author

Authors

Fionna Hill is a high-profile New Zealand author, floral designer and stylist. A London-trained florist, she contributes to lifestyle and garden magazines, as well as writing travel articles. This is her sixth book. How to Grow Microgreens (2010) has been published in eleven countries; and earlier international books include Country Style Flowers and The Christmas Book. Fionna lives in Auckland, New Zealand.