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    DEREK FELL is a writer and photographer. His garden, art, and travel books have more than 2.5 million copies in print, and his photo library numbers more than 150,000 images. He lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, at historic Cedaridge Farm, where he cultivates an award-winning garden of flowers, fruits, and vegetables.
    The biggest mistake gardeners make each season is starting out too big and then quickly realizing
    their large plot requires too much weeding, watering, and backbreaking labor. Vertical gardening guarantees a better outcome from the day the trowel hits the soil—by shrinking the amount of “floor” space needed and focusing on climbing plants that are less prone to insects, diseases, and animal pests.
    Notable author and gardener Derek Fell has tried and tested thousands of varieties of vegetables,
    flowers, and fruits and recommends the best plants for space-saving vertical gardening. His grow-up,
    grow-down system also shows which ground-level plants make good companions underneath and alongside climbing plants. Best of all, many of Fell’s greatest climbers and mutually beneficial plants are available in seed packets in every local garden center.
    With a mix of DIY and commercially available string supports, trellises, pergolas, raised beds, skyscraper gardens, and topsy-turvy planters, the vertical garden system reduces work, increases yields, makes harvesting easier, and can be practiced in spaces as small as a container or a one-by-four-foot strip. Vertical Gardening features 100 color photos of the author’s own vertical methods and showcases beautiful, troublefree perennials, shrubs, vegetables, annuals, and fruit perfect for this new, rewarding way to garden.


    ISBN 9781605290836
    Genre GARDENING / Techniques
    Format Paperback
    Pages 372
    Publisher Date 2011-04-26 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Rodale Pr
    Copyright Year 2011
    Height 9.0 in
    Wdth 6.5 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 1.35 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle Grow Up, Not Out, for More Vegetables and Flowers in Much Less Space
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Fell, Derek
    Country of Origin United States

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    • Awesome book!
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      It all makes sense actually. I'm using the vertical method on my spaghetti squash, zucchini, yellow squash and italian cucumbers. I'll let you know how them come out!

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      I'd borrowed this book from the library and knew its value. Delivery was very fast. Condition of book was excellent.

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    • perfect gardening book
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      Its a great book on how to do vertical gardening, good info and wonderful photos. i shall pass this book on to my friends also

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    • Everything's 'up' with Vertical Gardening
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      Good book for a good price. You can still have a lawn and garden too.

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        We use this book extensively at our home and could not or would not garden without it. It is a valuable book full of information regarding vertical gardening to get the most out of the land that you have. All of the suggestions really do work and consider it a great book. This particular book is being given as a graduation gift from college because she is hooked on vegetable gardening and wants to grow her own things to eat in her new apartment home. She has gotten a very nice position in a company as a biologist and think this book will be very valuable to her. We also give this book as gifts to many friends and family.

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