Vertical Gardening and Container Gardening – Ideas for Growing Vegetables and Herbs In Small Vertical Places Outdoors and Indoors

Vertical Gardening and Container Gardening – Ideas for Growing Vegetables and Herbs In Small Vertical Places Outdoors and Indoors

Vertical Gardening and Container Gardening - Ideas for Growing Vegetables and Herbs In Small Vertical Places Outdoors and Indoors

Now you can garden anywhere…

Vertical gardening and container gardening have become very popular in the last few years as we all seem to have less and less space to grow in.

In this illustrated guide you’ll learn how to grow practically anything almost anywhere inside or outside by going up rather than across large spans of land.

You’ll discover how to:

Build your very first vertical garden out of PVC pipe.

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  1. 11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    Vertical gardens with hedges and lawnmowers …, 25 Aug 2012
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    I am an avid gardener and have dozens of gardening books. Some I find invaluable, some I rarely consult. I read this book because I have an interest in urban gardening, hydroponics and container gardening.
    So will “Vertical Gardening and Container Gardening” be one of the books I consult again and again? Sorry, no.
    The book runs to about 72 pages; but are they relevant? There are sections explaining the health benefits, and there is a lot about composting, however I found it very sketchy on solid information relating to the title. I may be being unfair, but it seems there is a lot that is simply not relevant to the subject. We are advised to “Use … an old push lawnmowers if possible”. Apart from a grammatical problem, the author did not explain how to use a push lawnmower on a vertical or container garden. A diagram or photograph would have helped here.
    In the composting section there is this advice:
    “Personal Items
    You may want to bury these items deep in your compost pile to keep prying eyes from seeing your unmentionables
    Cardboard tampon applicators
    Latex condoms”
    Fine, but haven’t I read that somewhere else? Yes, there is an article entitled “75 Things You Can Compost, But Thought You Couldn’t” by Colleen Vanderlinden, on the howstuffworks website, which says:
    “Personal Items
    It might be a good idea to bury these items in your pile. Just sayin’.
    37. Cardboard tampon applicators
    38. Latex condoms”.
    It seems much of Colleen’s article appears in this book verbatim.
    So how much of this book is available elesewhere? I identified small portions apparently written by Derek Fell, the author of a very popular book on the topic, and material which also appears word for word on vegetable-gardening-online, momtastic, thevegetablegarden, empowernetwork, howstuffworks and sparkpeople. I have no idea who is copying from whom, you must make your own mind up.
    For a last comment, we are advised to “stand to prune the hedges next.” Apart from there being no explanation or illustration concerning how to plant hedges in a vertical or container garden, this whole section can largely be read in an article on the American Institute for Cancer Research’s website from May 2005 entitled “Reap the Benefits of Gardening”.
    The description says “This is a GREAT little 100 page guide and I’m sure your (sic) going to love it.” For my own part, I can’t claim that I loved it.

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  2. 2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Didn’t provide the inspiration I needed, 27 Aug 2012
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    Carol ‘avid little bookworm’ (LEEDS, Yorkshire, United Kingdom) –
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    This review is from: Vertical Gardening and Container Gardening – Ideas for Growing Vegetables and Herbs In Small Vertical Places Outdoors and Indoors (Kindle Edition)

    Being a complete novice, and having only two very small gardens, I thought this book might be the answer.

    Yes, it’s given me some good ideas as well as knowledge of which plants are best in which situation along with a comprehensive chapter on composting, but there was a distinct lack of diagrams and pictures.

    As far as I’m aware this is only available as an ebook, so as well as the pictures, the map and diagrams were so small they really were of no use whatsoever. With no table of contents this wasn’t an easy book to manoeuvre around.

    To sum up, I was lucky to download this for free, but I wouldn’t pay the £3 asking price. I found it quite bland but it has started me checking vertical gardens out on the internet.

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  3. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    What you want, when you want it., 24 Jan 2013
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    Found what I wanted and it was delivered to my home within 24hrs without me getting out of the chair – I love shopping this way.

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