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Book Review: The Vegetable Gardener’s Container Bible

Updated on March 13, 2011

Are you thinking about starting a container garden this year? Whether you are trying to save money on your grocery bill or you simply want enjoy the pleasure of growing and tending your own vegetable plants, you’ll likely find The Vegetable Gardener’s Container Bible to be an invaluable resource.

About The Vegetable Gardener’s Container Bible

If you want to learn more about growing vegetables in containers, The Vegetable Gardener’s Container Bible is a must-read book for you. Written by Edward C. Smith, the best-selling author of The Vegetable Gardener’s Bible , this book is filled with everything that you need to know about growing healthy, producing vegetable plants in containers no matter what kind of space constraints you have to deal with.

Designed with the needs of novice gardeners and those who live in suburban and urban areas in mind, this book is a complete resource for setting up and growing a bountiful container garden in just about any location without having to have extensive prior gardening experience.

Whether you want to grow just a few tomato, squash, or herb plants or if you want to grow enough vegetables to meet your household produce needs for an entire season, you will be able to apply the principles outlined in this book to accomplish your goals.

When you read this book before you start putting your container garden together, you’ll have the knowledge necessary to enjoy gardening success. For example, the book provides information that will allow you to find out how to select the right plant-container combinations and create shopping lists with all of the tools and equipment necessary to get started with your container garden and properly maintain it.

When you read this book, you’ll also learn what to do to properly prepare the soil for planting, how to care for your plants, and how to keep pest under control without resorting to the use of potentially harmful chemicals. The book also includes tips that you can use to extend the growing season for as long as possible. It includes a hardiness zone map and tips and instructions specific to many different types of vegetable and herb plants.

Ready to Start Growing Your Own Container Garden?

If you are ready to start your own container garden, take the time to read The Vegetable Gardener’s Container Bible before you get started. You’ll be much more comfortable with the project you are going to undertake when you are armed with the useful information provided in this excellent book from the outset of your container gardening project.


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    7 years ago from Utah

    Boy this hub is so timely. I've decided to have a container garden instead of having to crawl around on ancient knees. I was watching a drama one night and noticed that the mature woman in the scene was surrounded by beautiful containers in her backyard. Each holding a different veggie or fruit. Many vined their way up wooden stakes in beautiful Terra Cotta pots. It may be pricey at first to start, but the price of healthy knees and back is more important. Thanks for the advice on the book. Voted up marked awesome, beautiful and bookmarked.


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