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Container Gardening Resources

From Ecology Action

While Ecology Action's GROW BIOINTENSIVE™ method of gardening focuses on gardening in and improving the soil in farms and gardens, many of the people we met at the recent Slow Food Nation gathering in San Francisco, CA told us that they live in city apartments without access to yards or garden plots, and expressed an interest in container gardening. So, in response to that interest, here are some resources to help container gardeners to a bountiful harvest:

Bountiful Container, by Rose Marie Nichols McGee and Maggie Stuckey, is recent, in color, inspiring and easy to use.  Published in New York by Workman Publishing 2002.  432 pages.

The Apartment Farmer: The Hassle-Free Way to Grow Vegetables Indoors, on Balconies, Patios, Roofs, and in Small Yards, by Duane Newcomb. Published in New York by Avon Books 1976.  154 pages.

Both books are worth reading, each has different perspectives as well as overlap material.  The first one gives information on varieties that do well in containers.  The second has more to do with gardening under lights.

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