Just because you don't have any soil doesn't mean you can't eat delicious fruit and vegetables every day of the year. From an easy edible balcony that can be set up over a weekend, to using recycled and salvage materials, growing exotic fruit and creating a futuristic salad and herb wall, "The Edible Balcony" mixes inspirational ideas with practical advice on how to achieve beautiful, flourishing outdoor areas however many floors up you maybe and however small your space. Packed with detailed planting and growing advice on all the crops featured, including the best varieties for sunny, shady, windy and dry balconies, plus how to make a self-watering container, create a salad cascade using guttering and grow beans and tomatoes on a hatstand, it is the essential guide for both beginner and experienced gardeners alike.
Alex Mitchell is a journalist, author and gardener. She studied at the Chelsea Physic Garden and writes regularly for the Sunday Telegraph. She is the author of The Girls Guide to Growing Your Own.
'Old tyres, tins, yogurt pots and colanders are brought into action in Alex Mitchell's imaginative new book for space-starved growers.' Sunday Telegraph 'Finally, someone has devoted an entire book to the subject of how to get things to grow I an entirely container-based veg plot.' The Independent on Sunday 'Urban gardener Alex Mitchell shows us how to make the most of your outdoor space - from a window box to a roof terrace.' YOU Magazine, Mail on Sunday 'City dwellers need not meet out on the joys of growing their own fresh fruit and vegetables.' Countryman