Small-Plot, High-Yield Gardening

Paperback $18.00

Feb 09, 2010 | 256 Pages

  • Paperback $18.00

    Feb 09, 2010 | 256 Pages


“One of life’s great pleasures is a delicious meal prepared with fresh, organic produce from your own garden. Whether you have a real garden or just a window box, I can think of no better guide to creating a sustainable herb and vegetable garden than Sal Gilberti. For more than 30 years, I have turned to Sal for healthy, productive plants and, with this useful and informative book, he can help you, too, cultivate your garden.”
–Martha Stewart, Founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc.

Table Of Contents

I. Gardening at a Glance
You Don’t Have to Be Italian to Grow Good Peppers  [1]
Why Bother?  [3]
Productivity Is Growing $7,486 Worth of Fresh, Organic Produce  [9]
Rabbits and Raised Beds   [13]
More on Garden Architecture  [18]
Grow into Gardening  [21]
Breaking Even in the First Year  [23]
How to Read Seed Catalogs  [30]
Other Sources of Gardening Savvy  [40]
Ask Uncle Sam  [48]
II. How Vegetables Grow
Big Is Not Bountiful  [57]
Chaos in the Vegetable Kingdom?  [60]
Practical Vegetable Groupings  [66]
“Build Soil”  [71]
The ABCs of N, P, and K  [77]
Feeding Your Garden for 12¢ a Day  [82]
Triggering the Nutrients in Soil  [84]
Production-Plus Planting Procedures  [85]
Water  [91]
Much Ado about Mulch  [96]
Weather  [98]
Bugs & Co.  [102]
Herbs for the Kitchen, Flowers for the Table  [108]
III. Maximum-Production Techniques
Plant Your Personality  [119]
Shopping for Seeds and Seedlings  [121]
Gardening in Small Spaces  [125]
Maximum-Production Techniques for Over Fifty Popular Vegetables  [130]
IV. For Next Year . . .
Make Compost as You Make Good Lasagna  [189]
Garden Plants That Keep On Giving  [193]
Uses of a Cold Frame  [195]
Starting from Seed  [199]
“Did I Plant That?”  [212]

Appendix  [214]
Garden Plans  [221]
32-Square-Foot Elevated Herb Garden [223]   3,000-Square-Foot Garden [224]  
1,500-Square-Foot Garden [226]   750-Square-Foot Garden [228]  
280-Square-Foot Cutting Garden [229]   400-Square-Foot Salad Garden [230]  
400-Square-Foot Soup Garden [231]   400-Square-Foot Winter Garden [232]  
100-Square-Foot Sandbox Garden [233]   400-Square-Foot Raised-Bed Garden—Horizontal View [234]   400-Square-Foot Raised-Bed Garden—Overhead View [235]   Cold Frame [236]  
Supply Garden [238]

Index  [239]

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