Wednesday, March 28, 2007

The Bountiful Container

I bought this book last spring after we had moved into our first house. I was feeling pretty domestic and thought that there was nothing I'd like more than a container garden on the deck off our 2nd floor master bedroom. Before reading this book I knew nothing about gardening in containers (or otherwise, for that matter). I still feel like an extreme novice but this book gave me the confidence to forge ahead and plant a container garden.

This book is written in such a way that I didn't feel intimidated but I can imagine that even seasoned gardeners could glean some good information. They detail vegetables, fruits, edible flowers, and herbs that can be grown in containers. The offer suggestions as to whether to plant as seeds or buy plants, when and where to plant, temperatures, harvest times, etc... They even include some "theme" gardens like an Italian Cook's garden or a Kid Garden.

I recently got this book back off the shelf to prepare for this gardening season. Now I can't wait to see what I'll be able to produce this year.

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