Vertical Vegetables is the secret to making the most of your space; when you grow upward rather than outward, you will double or triple the yield from your small-space garden.
In Vertical Vegetables, author Amy Andrychowicz shows you a thing or two about growing up. Gardening vertically, that is. With practical principles and the incisive background information you'll need to start, Amy shows you how to build nearly two dozen growing structures,including trellises, arbors, archways, wall pockets, towers, and more.
Bigger yields per square foot may be the main reason for vertical growing, but vertical gardens also offer opportunities that go beyond the purely functional—they can be beautiful, too. Among the many projects in her new book, Amy has included several that are eye-wideningly stunning, especially once the garden has matured. Freestanding or wall-hung, the projects reflect a wide variety of building materials, too, including dimensional lumber, metal rebar, fabric, and even "upcycled" everyday objects.
Vertical Vegetables is packed with important information, including lists of plants that are best suited for vertical growing. This beautiful project book is your key to more garden produce and improved outdoor living in any space, from tiny and urban, to large and sprawling.
About the Author
Amy Andrychowicz is the creator of "Get Busy Gardening", a popular gardening website dedicated to beginner gardeners, where she has been actively blogging for almost 10 years. She is also the author of several successful eBooks that are available on GetBusyGardening.com.
Amy gets her green thumb from her parents, and has been gardening for most of her life. She is a passionate gardener who enjoys growing vegetables, herbs, annuals, perennials, succulents, tropical plants, and houseplants--you name, she’s grown it! After purchasing her first home in 2002, Amy soon discovered that she has a knack for designing and building DIY projects. Over the years, she has transformed her boring suburban yard into a garden oasis by adding several flower gardens, a large vegetable garden, a tropical garden, a rain garden, a Zen garden, two ponds, and many unique hardscape features, all of which were DIY projects. She is devoted to helping new gardeners learn through guidance, encouragement, and advice that is easy to understand. Amy loves sharing her knowledge, and strongly believes that there is no such thing as a brown thumb; anyone can be a gardener if they want to be.
Amy lives and gardens in Minneapolis, Minnesota (zone 4b) with her husband and two cats (though the cats aren’t much help in the garden!).
"No matter your skill level when it comes to tools, this book has a project you can try in your garden."
—Frau Zinnie Blog
"Vertical Vegetables" is packed from cover to cover with important information, including lists of plants that are best suited for vertical growing.—Midwest Book Review