Friday Review: The Vegetable Gardener’s Container Bible by Edward C. Smith

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Since we moved to our current home, I have not been able to have an earth garden. That’s one of the minor drawbacks of living in a townhouse development. So, I have moved my gardening to pots and other containers, both flowers and vegetables. This book is a great resource for anyone who wants to grow things in a garden that is not tilled into the earth.

The book is written in a style that is easy to read and understand. Advice and instructions are clear. The book covers selecting and creating containers, where to put them, soil and soil amendments, caring for the plants, and pest and disease control and prevention. There are large sections in the back of the book that list individual vegetables, edible flowers, and herbs, with details on growing, caring for, and harvesting each one. The whole book reads easily and will become a go-to resource as your gardening adventures grow.

If you have always wanted to grow some of your own food, but think that since you only have a porch, patio, or balcony, you are out of luck, this book will change your mind. It is possible to grow a bounty of food in small spaces. You just need someone to show you how, and this book is a great place to start.

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