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Small is Bountiful: Getting More from Less in Your Small Space

Handbook / Manual

By: Liz Dobbs (Author)

160 pages, 150 colour photos

Reader's Digest

Hardback | Mar 2012 | #203555 | ISBN-13: 9781780200651
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NHBS Price: £14.99 $19/€18 approx

About this book

Small is Bountiful covers everything you need to start growing your own food, however small the space available to you. Whether you have never grown anything before or are a seasoned gardener looking for new ideas, you'll find both inspiration and practical tips on planting, harvesting and nurturing. Each chapter takes you through the different stages of how to get the very best from your garden: Big Ideas for Small Spaces looks at the space and site you have available for growing crops. Small Bites offers ideas for planting fast-growing crops such as leafy salads, edible flowers, and herbs, and Bigger Servings explains how to increase the yield of fruiting and root crops. Here you'll find favourites such as potatoes for the patio and a crate of cook's herbs. There is advice on choosing the right plants, planting ideas, and detailed care instructions, plus recipes and tips on how to store and preserve your bountiful harvest. The featured planting has been developed around planting 'recipes', based on how you would use the harvest in the kitchen – for example the container "A Taste of Italy" gives you a marvellous tomato and basil combination. With beautiful photography and clear instructional text, the 34 projects look as good as they taste.


Contents

- Introduction
- Big Ideas for Small Spaces
- Small Bites
- Bigger Servings
- Going Up
- How to Grow
- What to Grow
- Index


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