The Postage Stamp Vegetable Garden

The Postage Stamp Vegetable Garden

Grow Tons of Organic Vegetables in Tiny Spaces and Containers

Book - 2015
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One of the best books for beginning and experienced vegetable gardeners, this clear, straightforward, easy-to-read gardening bestseller (over 500,000 copies sold) uses organic, biodynamic methods to produce large amounts of vegetables in very small spaces.

To accommodate today's lifestyles, a garden needs to fit easily into a very small plot, take as little time as possible to maintain, require a minimum amount of water, and still produce prolifically. That's exactly what a postage stamp garden does. Postage stamp gardens are as little as 4 by 4 feet, and, after the initial soil preparation, they require very little extra work to produce a tremendous amount of vegetables--for instance, a 5-by-5-foot bed will produce a minimum of 200 pounds of vegetables.

When first published 40 years ago, the postage stamp techniques, including closely planted beds rather than rows, vines and trailing plants grown vertically to free up space, and intercropping, were groundbreaking. Revised for an all new generation of gardeners, this edition includes brand new information on the variety of heirloom vegetables available today and how to grow them the postage stamp way.

Now, in an ever busier world, the postage stamp intensive gardening method continues to be invaluable for gardeners who wish to weed, water, and work a whole lot less yet produce so much more.


From the Trade Paperback edition.
Publisher: Berkeley : Ten Speed Press, 2015
Edition: First Ten Speed Press edition
ISBN: 9781607746843
1607746840
9781607746836
1607746832
Characteristics: 217 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

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trekkiekat May 28, 2018

Excellent book! I especially loved the section on companion plants! A very useful guide for both small-space and container gardening!

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Apr 10, 2018

Although this offers sound advice, it's a little too much for the renter gardener such as myself. I do think it has very valuable advice on plant pairings, which I have been able to use.

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