This is an excellent book for the gardener short on space. It covers everything
from planning how to get the most from a small area through to harvesting times. The
full range of vegetables, fruit and herbs is covered all specially aimed at small
It's written in non-technical terms and is a pleasure to read.
Patio Produce was first published in 2009 and written by Paul Peacock
who is editor of the Home Farmer Magazine.
Growing fruit, vegetables and herbs in pots, grow bags or hanging baskets
requires different techniques from gardening in the open. This book explains how to
feed your potted plants correctly and how to water them sufficiently. It's a great
help to the "small time" gardener and the best book we have reviewed on this
Although growing raspberries in a tub might not be the best use of space, if you
like raspberries then this book will tell you how to do it. The information is all
there, you choose the plants you want to grow.
The book is a self contained mine of information for the amateur and
experienced patio gardener. It contains solid information on how to deal with pests and
disease, a year round calendar of activities and some unusual ideas on containers for
plants. There is a fascinating section on how to use drainpipes as containers!
The emphasis is on "green" principles for growing plants but this is by no means thrust
down your throat. John doesn't ignore difficult plants to grow on the patio either. Take
rhubarb for example - he clearly explains how to grow it in a pot but does warn that
watering will be much more difficult compared to growing on open land. He leaves the
choice to you explaining the advantages and disadvantages.
We thoroughly recommend this book for the amateur patio gardener and believe that even
experienced gardeners will find it very useful.
Published By: Spring Hill
First Published: 2009
Author: Paul Peacock
Title: Patio Produce
Number of Pages: 156
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