Vine-ripened tomatoes. Succulent squash. Plump cucumbers. Growing vegetables is a rewarding--and cost-effective--way to eat better for less. However, you might think you lack the space necessary to grow a functioning garden. With this guide, however, you'll learn how to maximize your space and grow delicious vegetables and herbs cheaply and efficiently, whether you have a small backyard or just a windowsill! The book includes expert information on:
- How to align plants for maximum compatibility and organic pest deterrence
- Building small-space necessities, including self-watering containers and vertical planters
- A variety of plans designed to maximize the amount of food generated at several specific price points
Productive gardening can and should be a reality for you, regardless of the amount of land you own. This book has everything you need to grow fresh produce in any size space, at any time of year!
Designing a small-space garden -- Prepping your small space -- Layered gardens -- Square-foot gardens -- Vertical gardens -- Container gardens -- From lawn to garden -- Backyard gardens -- Reused and renewed spaces -- Gardening high up -- Urban gardening -- Companion planting -- Veggies in small spaces -- Herbs for small spaces -- Fruits and berries for small spaces -- Bringing the harvest to your table -- Watering and fertilizing -- Choosing the right tools -- Simple solutions to small-space problems -- Gardening on a budget.