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Fast, Fresh Garden Edibles: Quick Crops for Small Spaces

Fast, Fresh Garden Edibles: Quick Crops for Small Spaces

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Fast, Fresh Garden Edibles solves common problems for many home gardeners: It shows homeowners without gardens how to grow vegetables in the smallest of spaces, including turning a small mostly paved courtyard or patio into a bountiful garden and how to make use of window boxes, containers, and hanging baskets to produce healthful and tasty fresh vegetables. For those who want results without waiting all summer to start harvesting, this 176-page gardening book provides planting and growing techniques that help produce vegetables quickly. In addition, the book focuses on those vegetables and varieties that are known for short growing seasons.

Author Jane Courtier is an experienced garden writer who brings her expertise to small-space, quick results vegetable gardening. With this guide, she provides sound advice for sowing, growing, and harvesting techniques. Garden space tight? No problem! Discover quick crops for small spaces and get expert advice on cutting the time from sowing to harvesting over 300 varieties of popular vegetables, fruits, and herbs.

Inside this comprehensive fast-gardening guide, you'll find information on making a garden plan, creative ideas for small gardens, creating a productive patio or deck, sowing outside and in containers, transplanting, watering, weeding, dealing with pests, harvesting, and preserving. Choose the right vegetables for your garden with sections on picking varieties and a directory of food crops organized by how fast they will grow, from the super-fast radish, mesclun, and kale to the faster-than-average carrot, beet, potato, scallion, and spinach. You'll also get a look at those easy-to-grow varieties that take a little more time, but are worth the wait, like strawberries, herbs, peppers, tomatoes, and more.

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