Author(s): Deborah Schneebeli-Morrell
Get the best out of any type of garden without spending a fortune, whether it's a small window box or a hard patio, with Deborah Schneebeli-Morrell's brilliant guide to growing crops in pots. Using containers or pots as a base for your gardening is so versatile - try making an eye-catching design feature by growing nasturtiums in a galvanized mop bucket, or grow parsley and basil on your window ledge in a kitchen colander. Growing your own crops is not only rewarding and fun, but you'll be doing your bit for the environment too, as well as being able to ensure that all your crops are produced organically, whilst saving money at the same time.This book is packed with tips and techniques, from companion planting to deter pests to choosing the right container for the right crop, along with advice on feeding and watering, knowing when to harvest and treating common diseases without resorting to the use of chemical sprays. All the projects are perfect for beginners and there are even ideas to turn little fingers green, helping children to understand the importance of treating the earth with care and respect.