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Crops in Pots

Practical Guide, Expert Advice

Rachelle Strauss

9781783611324
256 pages
Flame Tree Publishing
Overview
Like the idea of growing your own fruit, veg and herbs but don't have the room or energy? "Crops in Pots" is a user-friendly guide to getting a taste of self-sufficiency, growing wherever you can grab the space - whether it be your patio, balcony or window sill. Apart from the many joys of growing your own food, the benefits of container gardening are manifold: accessibility, portability, soil choice, easier pest and disease control...Find out how to get started and choose your pots, how to grow and harvest - including the most appropriate crops for small spaces, how to deal with problems and lots of great tips on how to be successful on a shoestring.
Author Bio
Pippa Greenwood is a familiar face of the BBC, having worked with Alan Titchmarsh on Daytime Live, and for over 13 years a regular presenter on BBC 2’s Gardeners’ World. She is also a regular panellist on BBC Radio 4’s Gardeners’ Question Time and other radio appearances. In addition to writing for the BBC and The Mirror, she has written many books including Gardening Hints and Tips, Pippa’s Organic Kitchen Garden, A Garden for All Seasons and 1001 Ways to be a Better Gardener.

Rachelle Strauss
has been writing about gardening, environmental and green issues for a number of years. She is the author of Self Sufficiency: Household Cleaning and writes for various magazines about ecological issues. Rachelle lives with her husband and their daughter in rural England. Check out her blog and website http://myzerowaste.com