The Edible Balcony

The Edible Balcony

Growing Fresh Produce in Small Spaces

Book - 2012
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You don't need a sprawling backyard or spacious raised beds to grow delicious fruits, vegetables, and herbs of your own. In The Edible Balcony, longtime urban gardener Alex Mitchell shows how to transform whatever space you have, from a balcony or rooftop to a fire escape or window box, into a profusion of fresh, seasonal produce. While raising your own produce is eco-friendly in itself, you'll learn how to plant, grow, and water as sustainably as possible to ensure your edible Eden remains green and productive all year long. Plus, with a collection of innovative, step-by-step projects for designing colorful pots and plant supports with recycled containers and other household paraphernalia, you'll double your eco-friendliness, avoid hours of shopping, and be able to infuse your space with your own personal flair and style. Who knew saving time, money, and the environment could be so much fun? A collection of practical advice, fabulous container projects, and stunning examples of how gardeners around the world are successfully transforming urban spaces into abundant fruit and vegetable plots, The Edible Balcony is your guide to creating attractive, responsible, and thoroughly rewarding small space gardens-and perhaps never having to settle for grocery store produce again.
Publisher: Emmaus, Pa. : Rodale, 2012.
ISBN: 9781609614102
Characteristics: 159 p. :,col. ill. ;,25 cm.


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Jun 10, 2018

I used a lot of tips from this book and now my balcony is so beautiful with edible herbs (basil, green onion, rosemary, chives, parsley, and lots of flowers - even starter tumbling tom tomato plants..... great practical advice! Especially for companion container gardening.

Nov 14, 2012

Inspiring. Even though it is November, I have some fresh ideas for spring. Even worth it just to flip through the pages, and there is a neat section on recycling containers.

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