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Crops in Pots: 50 Great Container Projects Using Vegetables, Fruit and Herbs

Handbook / Manual

By: Bob Purnell

160 pages, 150 photographs


Hardback | Mar 2007 | #178313 | ISBN-13: 9780600615514
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Nothing beats the taste of home grown fruit and vegetables! Even if you only have a tiny patio, balcony or just a windowsill, you can still grow a bountiful crop. Enjoy the simple pleasure of nurturing plants and reap the rewards of your harvest with simple and delicious recipe ideas. The 40 original and beautiful projects for containers in 'Crops in Pots' are great to look at and will be a constant source of fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs throughout the summer months. With easy-to-follow planting plans, detailed plant profiles, easy-care symbols and delicious recipe suggestions, anyone can grow fruit and vegetables, regardless of how much space they have. From apples and onions to strawberries and mint, the choice is endless!


Introduction. Includes: Why grow your own? Choosing containers. How to get the best from plants. Vegetables. Fruit. Herbs. Edible flowers. Plant companions. Fruit. Includes: Berry Bright. Citrus Container. Grape Expectations. Strawberry Ball. Vegetables and Salads. Includes: Beautiful Bugle and Beetroot. Pasta and Pizza Pot. Bold Brassicas. Oriental Greens. Herbs and Flowers. Includes: Towering Thymes. A Herby Haven. Hot and Spicy. Edible Flower Power. Index and Acknowledgements.

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Bob Purnell is a writer, broadcaster, lecturer and award-winning garden designer who also runs a small nursery that specializes in container plants. He writes for numerous gardening publications including BBC Gardeners' World.

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