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Table of Contents

Preface; Chapter 1: The Environment of the Patio; Chapter 2: Planning for Crops All the Year Round; Chapter 3: Plants Grow Differently in Pots; Chapter 4: The Patio Gardener's Year; Chapter 5; How to Grow Vegetables on the Patio; Chapter 6: How to Grow Fruit on the Patio; Chapter 7: How to Grow Herbs on the Patio; Chapter 8: Varieties of Fruit and Vegetables; Index

About the Author

Paul Peacock is Editor of Home Farmer Magazine, has written extensively for the Gardening Press and is a prolific author of books on gardening and selfsufficiency. A botanist by education, Paul has a guiding principle in mind for all his writing: people are at their best when in the garden. He and his wife Diana practise self-sufficiency in Manchester - which goes to show that you don't need land to live the good life.


'If you've ever wondered whether it was possible to grow food in a relatively small space then this is the book for you. ...I wish I'd had a copy of this book when I started out. If you've never had the confidence to grow your own food in a confined space then this book will be a godsend to you. It will get you started without a lot of expense and carry you through the inevitable queries that you'll have.' '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 time. It's written in non-technical terms and is a pleasure to read. The book is a self contained mine of information for the amateur and experienced patio gardener. We thoroughly recommend this book for the amateur patio gardener and believe that even experienced gardeners will find it very useful.' 'Ideal for the complete novice.' The Blackmore Vale Magazine. 'Full of creative ideas to inspire you to ditch the supermarket queue...a wealth of knowledge and a host of How to Grow tips.' The North Devon Journal. 'I've looked at a lot of books on container growing vegetables and fruit - this has to be the best one so far.' ' to grow things in wheelie bins as well as window boxes.' Daily Telegraph, Dec 09, Tim Richardson rounds up the best horti-books of 2009. 'Ideal for anyone who wants to grow vegetables in pots & containers. Very practical, tells you all you need to know to get a good harvest of vegetables even if you don't have a 'proper' garden to grow them in. Includes crop by crop details of pot sizes needed, best planting methods etc.'

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