We look at this thoughtful book on maximising your vegetable yields in a limited space. Written by Mark Ridsdill Smith and published on March 17th by Chelsea Green you can see more about the book on their website here.
The Vertical Veg Guide to Container Gardening
This is a colourful, well illustrated book with easy to understand information about how to grow a variety of different crops, herbs and fruit. This can help you to have something beautiful as well as edible outside your window, or even on your window box. The book is an enjoyable and straight forward guide for anyone to pick up and use. One thing about container based plants is that you do need to be mindful about soil fertility, and the challenges of plants drying out faster than when they are in the group. If you can stay on top of these factors then this book will help you to have a successful and productive growing experience.
I'm so proud and excited to be able to share with you the cover for my new book.
AND to let you know that
IT IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER FROM…. links below:
Release date 22 March 2022.
— Mark Ridsdill Smith (@VerticalVeg) November 9, 2021
More about the book
From the creator of the wildly popular website “Vertical Veg” and with over 200k people in his online community of growers, comes the complete guide to growing delicious fruit, vegetables, herbs, and salad in containers, pots, and more—in any space, from window boxes to garden yards, no matter how small!
“[A] thorough and enthusiastic guide to vegetable gardening….both handy and hefty…Aspiring urban gardeners will want to give this a look.”—Publishers Weekly
If you long to grow your own tomatoes, zucchini, or strawberries, but thought you didn’t have enough space, Mark Ridsdill Smith, aka the “Vertical Veg Man,” will show you how to make the most of walls, balconies, patios, arches, and windowsills.
Ridsdill Smith has spent over ten years teaching people to grow bountiful, edible crops in all kinds of containers in small spaces.
Inside The Vertical Veg Guide to Container Gardening, you’ll find:
Mark’s “Eight Steps to Success”
How to make the most of your space
How to draw up a planning calendar so you can grow throughout the year
Planting projects for beginners
Compost recipes and wormery guide for the more experienced gardener
Troubleshoots for specific challenges of growing in small spaces
How growing food at home can contribute to wellbeing, sustainability, and the local community
With quick, proven results from his own tests, failures, and successes, Mark will show you how gardening in containers is not just a hobby, but a way of creating a significant amount of delicious, low-cost, high nutrition food.
Don’t be confined by the space you have—grow all the food you want with Mark’s Vertical Veg Guide to Container Gardening.
More about the author Mark Ridsdill Smith
Mark Ridsdill Smith founded Vertical Veg in 2009 after discovering how much food he could grow on the balcony of his flat. His website and Facebook page inspire and support people to grow food in small urban spaces, and Mark has run workshops across the UK, including for Garden Organic and Capital Growth.
Mark has shared his growing experience on BBC Radio 4’s Gardeners’ Question Time, Alan Titchmarsh’s Love Your Garden on ITV and BBC1’s Countryfile. He has also written a series of 15 articles for the Guardian’s ‘Live Better’ campaign and a feature for Which? Gardening.
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