Raised-Bed Vegetable Gardening Made Simple

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Author: Raymond Nones

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN: 1581577109

Category: Gardening

Page: 192

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Grow more veggies—in less space and with less work—than you ever thought possible! Having a backyard garden in a small space got a lot easier when the first edition of this wonderful handbook was published. Now it gets even easier—Raised-Bed Vegetable Gardening Made Simple has been revised! Framed raised beds and a modular approach to growing vegetables means more production in less space and with less work. Whether you live in a small city apartment or on a large country estate, you’ll find something in this book to help with your specific gardening challenges. Nones shows you how to set everything up and then gives you in-depth descriptions of all the procedures needed to achieve gardening success: sowing seeds, thinning, transplanting, cultivating, mulching, watering, harvesting, pest control, composting, crop rotation, and seed saving. It’s a complete gardening guide for both the beginner and the experienced gardener, useful for those who have never tried raised beds before as well as for those who have already tried a raised-bed system. Far less bending, far less weeding, more produce at harvest time—gardeners, what have you been waiting for? Raymond Nones is a dirt-under-the-fingernails organic practitioner and proud penny-pincher who lives and gardens in Queens, New York.

Raised Bed Gardening - a Guide to Growing Vegetables in Raised Beds

No Dig, No Bend, Highly Productive Vegetable Gardens

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Author: Jason Johns

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781517138356

Category:

Page: 52

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"Raised Bed Gardening - A Guide To Growing Vegetables In Raised Beds" is for anyone who wants to learn more about raised bed gardening; a back and disability friendly way to increase productivity from your vegetable patch!Raised beds are one of the best ways for you to grow vegetables at home and are low maintenance, easy to plant and highly productive. This book is a complete step-by-step guide showing you exactly how to get started with raised beds in your garden. Whether you want a one or two or want to create an entire vegetable garden of raised beds, you will find everything you need to know in this book.As you read this book you will find out how much time you can save and how much more you can grow by converting your vegetable garden to raised beds. Of course, if you prefer to grow flowers then a raised bed can be a perfect feature in any garden, built to blend in to the design of your home and look fantastic.When you read "Raised Bed Gardening - A Guide To Growing Vegetables In Raised Beds" you will discover: Why Use Raised Beds In Your Garden? - find out why raised beds are so popular and how they can benefit you Planning and Siting Your Raised Bed Garden - learn what you need to know to plan your raised bed garden to Materials for Building Raised Beds - discover the different materials you can use to build your raised beds and the pros and cons of each Building Your First Raised Bed - step by step plans including material and tools lists for building your first raised bed out of wood The Best Soil Mix for a Raised Bed - learn how to make the best possible soil mix for your raised beds but also one that is in your budget What to Grow and What Not to Grow In a Raised Bed - find out which plants thrive in raised beds and which ones to avoid ... but not for the reasons you may think! No Dig Gardening With a Raised Bed - discover how to grow vegetables in your raised beds without back breaking digging Square Foot Gardening In Raised Beds - a great method for boosting your yield by growing more produce in the same area ... ideally suited to raised beds Growing Vertically In Raised Beds - another method for boosting your productivity which works well in raised beds, helping you to use your space even better Pest Control in Raised Beds - find out how to keep pests under control in your raised beds and why you'll have less of a problem with this gardening method Weed Control in Raised Beds - this is much easier than you may think and you will find out how to significantly reduce the amount of weeding you need to do Crop Rotation and Planting Techniques - discover how to maximize the amount of vegetables you produce plus keep pests and diseases to a minimum with this useful gardening techniques Over-Wintering Your Raised Beds - learn what you need to do over winter to keep your raised beds productive and to minimize work the following season Raised Beds Tips and Advice - practical advice and tips helping you to make the most of your raised beds Raised bed gardening is one of the best ways for you to make gardening easier. Your vegetable patch will be much more productive with less work required for digging and weeding as you get more produce out of the same growing area. It's easier on your back and the beds themselves can become a feature in your garden.Enjoy planning, building and growing in your raised beds as "Raised Bed Gardening - A Guide To Growing Vegetables In Raised Beds" explains all about this exciting and fun way of growing vegetables (or flowers or anything else). Discover today the many benefits of raised bed gardening!

Raised Bed Gardening For Beginners

How to Grow Plants and Vegetables in Raised Beds

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Author: Erin Morrow

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781681271613

Category: Gardening

Page: 32

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Have you recently taken up gardening as your hobby? Gardening is a very relaxing and helpful activity for any age, especially for those who have the "green thumb" or for someone who can grow anything. It has been proven a stress-reliever in most and a very lucrative venture in others who have decided to do gardening full time. At this time of age where people are getting more and more conscious of what they eat and getting more organic, what better time to start growing your own food?

Gardeners' World: First Time Veg Grower

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Author: Martyn Cox

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409071391

Category: Gardening

Page: 216

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When it comes to fresh vegetables, nothing comes close to growing your own - but where to start? For those of us that crave the crisp taste of home-grown tomatoes, peppers, courgettes and more but lack the crucial experience and know-how, it can be difficult to make those first steps to transform a barren patch into a luscious kitchen garden - even for experienced gardeners, the move from decorative gardening to practical vegetable growing can prove tricky. Gardeners' World: First Time Veg Grower can help you make that journey, with simple and practical expert advice from the moment you first don your wellies right up until you're harvesting your own crops. With step-by-step guides and clear colour illustrations helping you to get the most out of your plot all year round, this compact guide is an essential addition to any gardener's shelf. From preparing your ground to sowing, nurturing and maintaining your plants, let the practiced hands at the UK's best-selling gardening magazine help you create the vegetable patch of your dreams.

Raised Bed Gardening:

5 Books bundle on Growing Vegetables In Raised Beds & Containers

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Author: James Paris

Publisher: Deanburn Publications

ISBN: 1490484035

Category: Gardening

Page: 106

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NOW IN PAPERBACK (Pictures In Black & White only, To Reduce Price On Print Version If you have wondered just what the advantages are of a raised bed gardening system, or how to build one. Or maybe you are looking for information on growing vegetables in containers? This gardening guidebook collection of five books in one; gives you all this and more at a great bargain bulk-buy price. Guidebooks Included In This Vegetable Gardening Collection: Book 1: Raised Bed Gardening - Ten Good Reasons For Growing Plants In A Raised Bed Garden If you have ever considered growing vegetables in a raised bed, but need convinced; then this is just the book for you. It includes ten compelling reasons for growing in a raised bed situation. Book 2: Raised Bed Gardening - Growing The Easy Way All about raised bed gardening including different types of construction methods, and details of materials needed to build a raised garden that is easy to maintain and service. Book 3: Raised Bed Gardening - Making The Most Of A Raised Bed How to get the most out of your raised bed gardening, including rotational planting, soil and growing conditions needed to get the best results. Book 4: Vegetable Container Gardening - Made Easy All about growing vegetables for minimal cost in containers of all shapes and sizes. The pitfalls to look out for and the containers best suited to the plants. Book 5: Tomato Container Gardening Top tips for growing and caring for tomatoes in containers to get the best out of your crop.

Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Greenhouse Gardening

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Author: Alan Titchmarsh

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448142229

Category: Gardening

Page: 128

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The greenhouse is one of the most useful tools a gardener can have. It is a place to propagate seedlings, nurture young plants, experiment with exotic planting and hide from the rain. This book provides all the information and advice you will need to decide which greenhouse is right for you, set it up and get your planting going, and all under the watchful eye of the nation's favourite gardener. Includes: * guidance on selecting, installing and maintaining a greenhouse * recommended vegetables, fruit, herbs and ornamental plants for growing under cover * practical advice on general care, harvesting, storage, propagation and pest control * seasonal management guide * step-by-step illustrations showing essential techniques Alan Titchmarsh imparts a lifetime of expertise in these definitive guides for beginners and experienced gardeners. Step-by-step illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions guide you through the basic gardening skills and on to the advanced techniques, providing everything you need to get the most from your greenhouse.

Greenhouse Gardening

A Beginners Guide to Growing Fruit and Vegetables All Year Long

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Author: Jason Johns

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781539126195

Category: Greenhouses

Page: 158

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"Greenhouse Gardening: A Beginners Guide To Growing Fruit & Vegetables All Year Round" is for anyone who wants to know how to get the most out of their greenhouse. Whether you want to extend your growing season, grow unusual plants or protect your valued plants from the frost a greenhouse is an essential tool for any gardener. Greenhouses are so useful but many people don't make the most of their greenhouse and it soon either gets filled with clutter or turns into a jungle of uncontrolled plants. This book provides you with a complete guide to growing any type of plant in a greenhouse and how to make the most of it. With the information in this book you will be able to avoid the many pitfalls and issues people encounter when buying, building and using their greenhouse. As you read this book you will learn everything you need to know about owning a greenhouse from choosing the best type of greenhouse to building the foundation and even buying used greenhouses. You will learn how a greenhouse can extend your growing season and let you grow plants that you would otherwise be unable to grow. In "Greenhouse Gardening: A Beginners Guide To Growing Fruit & Vegetables All Year Round" you will learn: How to buy a greenhouse whether new or used Choosign the best glass, floor, construction and foundation to ensure your greenhouse has a long life The difference between a greenhouse and a poly tunnel How to build a solid foundation for your greenhouse Why air-flow and cooling is so important and how to prevent humidity damaging your plants The best way to heat your greenhouse and the differences between the different heating systems How to irrigate your greenhouse to automatically water your plants and protect them from heat damage The difference between growing in the ground versus growing in containers To secure your greenhouse against the wind and protect it from damage How to start seedlings successfully in your greenhouse Growing tomatoes, chillies, peppers, citrus plants, squashes, cucumbers, grapes, tropical plants and more in your greenhouse Preparing your greenhouse for spring time Overwintering your greenhouse and extending your growing season Avoiding the potential problems associated with owning a greenhouse The potential diseases and pests you will encounter in your greenhouse How to ensure your plants are pollinated in your greenhouse Growing year round in your greenhouse The best way to clean your greenhouse to avoid potential problems A greenhouse is an essential tool for any gardener, particularly those in cooler areas and can make a difference between your tomatoes ripening and you having fried green tomatoes! When you read this book you will avoid the many frustrations a greenhouse owner can face, with all the information you need to successful grow in a greenhouse. Enjoy owning your greenhouse as "Greenhouse Gardening: A Beginners Guide To Growing Fruit & Vegetables All Year Round" explains all about the potential pitfalls and how to avoid them. Discover the many benefits of owning a greenhouse today and how you can grow your own vegetables, plants and flowers all year round!

Desert Or Paradise

Restoring Endangered Landscapes Using Water Management, Including Lake and Pond Construction

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Author: Sepp Holzer

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603584641

Category: Gardening

Page: 206

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Sepp Holzer farms steep mountainsides in Austria 5,000 feet above sea level. His farm is an intricate network of terraces, raised beds, ponds, and waterways, well covered with productive fruit trees and other vegetation, in dramatic contrast to his neighbors' spruce monocultures. Fans of Sepp Holzer have come from all over the world to see the productivity of his farm, a veritable permaculture paradise. His first book, Sepp Holzer's Permaculture, offers a detailed guide to what Holzer has achieved on his farm. Many readers might have wondered-but how can we achieve this on a global scale? Luckily, his newest book, Desert or Paradise, examines Holzer's core philosophy for increasing food production, earth health, and reconnecting mankind with nature, applied to reforestation and water conservation across the world. Through years of consultation with other countries, Holzer has developed a core philosophy for reconnecting mankind with nature even in arid or otherwise "lost-cause" regions. He details a process he calls "Grundierung," a term from painting meaning "base coat," which goes into great detail the importance of water, and Desert or Paradise offers his concept and guide to construction of large water reservoirs in arid, rainfall-dependent regions with examples from Greece, Turkey, Spain, and Portugal. Holzer describes the ecological and economic benefits of these changes, as well as the use of a variety of plant and animal species for further integration and regeneration of the surrounding areas, including reasons for reforestation and the cause and use of forest fires. Holzer also outlines his ten points of sustainable self-reliance and how these methods can help feed the world, such as the need to regulate the water budget, eliminate factory livestock farming, bring more fallow or unused areas into production, enlarge crop areas by using terracing and Holzer-style raised beds, regionalize instead of globalize, fight for land reform and engage in community building, go back to the ancient farming wisdom, and change the educational system. Also included are Holzer's ideas on beekeeping, humane slaughtering, nature spirits, the loss of roots in our society in general, and in politics especially.

Raised Bed Vegetable Gardening Complete

Growing Fruit & Vegetables in Raised Bed Planters

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Author: James Paris

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781522970538

Category:

Page: 70

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Growing vegetables in Raised Bed Gardens is possibly one of the most popular niche gardening techniques - and rightly so. Simple to construct and easy to operate, the Raised Bed is a champion amongst its peers which include container, straw bale, and square foot gardens - to name just a few! In this book you will find all you need to construct and operate your own Raised Bed garden. This includes composting techniques, and how to get an early start with Hot Bed gardening methods. Vegetable planting tips as well as good and bad elements of companion planting are also included. There is a FAQ section at the end for even more info on this amazing technique for growing vegetables in even the remotest of places or adverse conditions.

Gardeners' World: The Veg Grower's Almanac

Month by Month Planning and Planting

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Author: Martyn Cox

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448142482

Category: Gardening

Page: 192

View: 1396

Growing vegetables can be a tricky business, and even the most experienced of gardeners will occasionally need to turn to a trusted tome for some handy advice. The Veg Grower’s Almanac is just such a book – a compendium of month-by-month tips, advice and items of interest. With sage advice from old Gardeners’ World hands coupled with tips on the best varieties to grow and timely advice on how best to look after your plot, this attractive collection blends practical advice with evocative writing and fascinating facts. Illustrated throughout with charming drawings and sketches, The Veg Grower’s Almanac is a welcome additional to any gardener’s shelf – from hands-on instructions for preparing a seed bed or trying new varieties of tomato to fascinating little-known facts about our favourite crops.

my cool allotment

an inspirational guide to stylish allotments and community gardens

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Author: Lia Leendertz

Publisher: Pavilion

ISBN: 9781862059665

Category: Gardening

Page: 160

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An allotment is one of the best – and cheapest ways – of getting hold of valuable gardening space to grow your own produce, along with being sociable places, great for meeting like-minded people. This stylish book is the fifth title in the highly successful my cool series and is packed with gorgeous photography and plenty of planting advice. The book takes a peak at allotments and community gardens from all walks of life: from the historic Edgbaston Guinea Gardens in Birmingham, the hortillonnages or floating gardens in Amiens to an artist's rooftop garden in Brussels. Themes include Historic, A Feast of Flowers, Community, Growing inside the Box, Edible Jungle, Food from Home, By Water, Fruit and a Quick Getaway.

Home Gardener's No-Dig Raised Bed Gardens

Growing Vegetables, Salads and Soft Fruit in Raised No-Dig Beds

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Author: Alan Bridgewater,Gill Bridgewater

Publisher: Creative Homeowner

ISBN: 9781580117807

Category: Beds (Gardens)

Page: 80

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GARDENING: GROWING FRUIT & VEGETABLES. For those without the time or stamina to spend hours maintaining a garden, well-known experts Alan and Gill Bridgewater offer an easy-care method with minimal digging and weeding. They show how to make raised beds, build up soil with mushroom compost, cover weeds with mulch, and protect plants with nets and plastic--all using organic methods whenever possible. A must for every gardener.

The Glass Castle

A Memoir

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Author: Jeannette Walls

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439156964

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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The child of an alcoholic father and an eccentric artist mother discusses her family's nomadic upbringing, during which she and her siblings fended for themselves while their parents outmaneuvered bill collectors and the authorities.

Making the Most of Your Glorious Glut

Cooking, Storing, Freezing, Drying & Preserving Your Garden Produce

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Author: Jackie Sherman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781900322966

Category: Cooking

Page: 256

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Presents recipes and recommendations for how to cook, preserve, and store abundant amounts of seasonal fruits and vegetables.

How to grow more vegetables than you ever thought possible on less land than you can imagine

a primer on the life-giving biodynamic/French intensive method of organic horticulture

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Author: John Jeavons

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780898150742

Category: Gardening

Page: 159

View: 476

A classic in the field of sustainable gardening, HOW TO GROW MORE VEGETABLES shows how to produce a beautiful organic garden with minimal watering and care, whether it's just a few tomatoes in a tiny backyard or enough food to feed a family of four on less than half an acre. Updated with the latest biointensive tips and techniques, this is an essential reference for gardeners of all skill levels seeking to grow some or all of their own food. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Aquaponic Gardening

A Step-By-Step Guide to Raising Vegetables and Fish Together

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Author: Sylvia Bernstein

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 086571701X

Category: Gardening

Page: 288

View: 849

Combining aquaculture and hydroponics, this home gardening guide provides instructions for growing organic vegetables, herbs and fruits along with fresh fish in a sustainable closed system that has no weeds, very few pests and requires no digging, watering or fertilizing. Original.

Vegetable Growing Month-by-Month

The down-to-earth guide that takes you through the vegetable year

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Author: John Harrison

Publisher: Right Way

ISBN: 0716022443

Category: Gardening

Page: 256

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Whatever the size of your garden or allotment, you can grow your own vegetables. Even if you only have a balcony or a small paved area outside your kitchen, you can grow more than you ever thought possible in pots, containers and raised beds. Experienced vegetable grower John Harrison takes you through the entire vegetable year so that, for all the main vegetables, you'll know exactly when you should sow your seeds, dig your plot and harvest your crops. Choose the most appropriate vegetables for your particular soil and select the right position so that they flourish. Discover how to make your own compost and organic fertilisers, as well as the best methods of controlling pests. Find out how to extend the season by buying or building your own cloches and cold frames. Put an end to worries that your shop-bought vegetables contain chemical residues or to concerns about the air miles such vegetables have flown en route to your table!

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

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Author: Jared Diamond

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393609294

Category: History

Page: 528

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"Fascinating.... Lays a foundation for understanding human history."—Bill Gates In this "artful, informative, and delightful" (William H. McNeill, New York Review of Books) book, Jared Diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world. Societies that had had a head start in food production advanced beyond the hunter-gatherer stage, and then developed religion --as well as nasty germs and potent weapons of war --and adventured on sea and land to conquer and decimate preliterate cultures. A major advance in our understanding of human societies, Guns, Germs, and Steel chronicles the way that the modern world came to be and stunningly dismantles racially based theories of human history. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science, the Rhone-Poulenc Prize, and the Commonwealth club of California's Gold Medal.

Restorative Commons

Creating Health and Well-Being Through Urban Landscapes

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Author: Lindsay Campbell,Agriculture Dept (U S ),Anne Wiesen

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9780160864162

Category: Architecture

Page: 287

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NOTE: NO FURTHER DISCOUNT FOR THIS PRINT PRODUCT- OVERSTOCK SALE -- Significantly reduced list price Edited by Lindsay Campbell and Anne Wiesen. Foreword by Oliver Sacks, M.D. Offers a starting point for a multidisciplinary understanding of Restorative Commons. Focuses on open space and its interface with the built environment. Considers sites restorative if they contribute to the health and well-being of individuals, communities, and the landscape. Individual health includes physical, mental, emotional, and social health; community health is considered in terms of rights, empowerment, and neighborhood efficacy; and landscape health is measured by ecosystem function and resilience, all of which act together in a complex web of relationships. Related products: Trails and Landscapes resources collection can be found here: https: //bookstore.gpo.gov/catalog/environment-nature/trails-landscapes Cultural Landscapes resources collection can be found here: https: //bookstore.gpo.gov/catalog/art-maps-travel/cultural-landscapes Renovation & Historic Preservation resources collection can be found here: https: //bookstore.gpo.gov/catalog/science-technology/construction-architecture/renovation-historic-preservation "

Grow All You Can Eat in Three Square Feet

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Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465439927

Category: Gardening

Page: 256

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Want to grow your own vegetables and food, but don't have enough space for a garden? Don't let lack of space get in the way of growing healthy, organic foods at home. Apartment dwellers, schoolteachers, and anyone else who wants to grow a lot of food in a little space will find a great small garden resource in Grow All You Can Eat in 3 Square Feet. Small-space gardeners, find your start in Grow All You Can Eat in 3 Square Feet, packed with information on window boxes, potted plants, patio gardening, raised beds, small square-foot gardening, container gardening, and everything else related to growing your own small garden. Whether you want to grow a full garden, grow tomatoes, grow an herb garden, or just pick up great tips for small gardens, Grow All You Can Eat in 3 Square Feet is the resource you need.