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RHONDA MASSINGHAM HART

The author of The Dirt-Cheap Green Thumb

Climbing the walls VERTICAL


Vegetables
Trellising in tight spaces

& Fruit
C R E AT I ve garde ni ng t e c h niqu es
FOR GROW I NG FO OD U P
I N SMA L L S PAC E S

Dangling from on high Training up teepees

Cashing in on corners C R E AT I ve Hanging out

gardening
te c h n iques
GROWING
for UP
IN S MAL L SPACES
Finding room on fences Using unusual containers

Storey’s Space-Saving, Harvest-


Enhancing Guide to Growing
a Vertical Bounty
Decembe
r
2011

Vertical Vegetables
& Fruit
Full-color; illustrations throughout
176 pages; 7½ x 9‹/¢

Paper:
$16.95 US / $19.95 CAN
ISBN: 978-1-60342-998-6
No. 62998

eBook available

Publicity & promotion: The Author


• Early mailing to garden blogs, publications, Rhonda Massingham Hart is a
and garden writers master gardener and the author
of The Dirt-Cheap Green Thumb,
• Pitch to food writers, publications, Trellising, Deerproofing Your Yard &
and websites Garden, Squirrel Proofing Your Home
& Garden, and other titles. She has
written articles for a variety of mag-
Publicity Contact: Adam Carmichael
azines, including Flower & Garden,
(413) 346-2139 or adam.carmichael@storey.com
Fine Gardening, and Woman’s Day.
She writes extensively on organic gardening techniques and
lives in Washington state.

Come visit our blog!


www.insidestorey.blogspot.com
To order, please see your sales representative or call (800) 722-7202. Storey books
www.storey.com are distributed in Canada by Thomas Allen & Son, LTD, (800) 387-4333.
food grows up!
Maximize Space, Time, and Yields

E veryone wants to grow their own food


these days. But not everyone has a spa-
cious plot to grow it on. Vertical Vegetables &
Fruit has the solution for space-challenged gar-
Vertical
VEG GI ES
deners: think outside the plot. Above it, actually.

SQUASH
Growing up—with trellises, towers, hanging
baskets, living walls, and more—is the best way
to make the most of limited space, whether it’s

BEANS
a city balcony, an alleyway, or a kitchen window.
Master gardener Rhonda Massingham Hart’s
unique guide will leave beginners and seasoned
gardeners alike excited to try a whole new way
to grow.

CUCUMBERS
Higher yields! Vining varieties
often produce larger harvests than their
bushy counterparts do.

SWEET
Tastier veggies! Vertical vegetables
and fruit benefit from more exposure to sun-
shine, which makes them sweeter.
Less work! Growing up makes weed-
ing and watering easier. It also allows better air Potatoes

PEAS
circulation, reducing the chance of disease.

TOMATOES
FRUITS

Vertical Vegetables & Fruit details all the tips and


KIWIS
BLACK-

BERRIES
tricks needed to grow up, including:

• The best materials for support systems and


how to use them
• DIY trellis designs

GRAPES
• What to look for in ready-made support
systems
• The best edibles to grow up, with chapters
devoted to climbing champs like beans,

MELONS
peas, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, melons,
berries, and more

After harvesting hundreds of dollars worth of


delicious, organic food from the balcony, food
gardeners will wonder: What took me so long to
RASP-

BERRIES
grow up?

STRAW-

BERRIES
A N I N T RODUC T ION T O

ESPALIER
APPLES, PEARS, PLUMS
AND SO
MUCH MORE…
Illustrations © Kathryn Rathke