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Vertical Gardening Grow Up Not Out

Product Name:Vertical Gardening Grow Up Not Out
Author:Derek Fell
Publisher:Rodale Books
Vertical Gardening Grow Up Not Out
The Book Vertical Gardening - Grow up, not out for more vegetables and flowers in much less space is available here...

A lot of us have aspirations of large gardens full of plants and a big vegetable patch but when space is at a premium this dream can feel unrealistic and unobtainable.

However, if you adjust your way of thinking and instead of growing outwards, grow up, you can achieve impressive results in very little space.

Vertical gardening focuses on climbing plants and getting the most from a limited space.

The author, Derek Fell, has meticulously experimented with thousands of plants, fruits and vegetables to see what works best in a vertical garden and within this book shares a wealth of techniques and advice for those also wanting to grow up and not out.

As well as the best climbing plants to grow there are great tips on the most compatible ground plants to grow underneath and information on how they will benefit each other.

There is lots of content on support structures such as trellises, topsy turvy planters, pagodas and more.

Much can be achieved in even tiny spaces; as little as a strip measuring one foot by four foot could be enough to produce many plants and foodstuffs.

Once established vertical gardens can produce higher yields, are easier to harvest and less work than traditional gardens so perfect for gardeners who want an easy life.

The practical advice on offer is suitable for all types of gardeners from beginners and hobbyists to experienced market gardeners and mini farmers as learning how to create maximum yield from minimal space is something any gardener would relish knowing.

Many readers appreciate the effort the author has made to use plants and resources that are widely available. Nearly all the plants mentioned can be found in seed packets at any good gardening store.

Book Specifications for Vertical Gardening: Grow Up, Not Out, for More Vegetables and Flowers in Much Less Space

Author: Derek Fell
Publisher: Rodale Books
Book Dimensions: 6.5 x 1 x 9.1 inches
Pages: 384
Format: Paperback

Other formats available: Hardback, Kindle


  1. Features 100 colour photographs showcasing the author’s own efforts
  2. Majority of plants mentioned are widely available in seed packets.
  3. Content is well thought out and original; not rehashed material from elsewhere.


  1. The advice on vertical structures could use more how-to content.
  2. Lots of general advice but could focus more on vegetable gardening.

There is nothing worse than reading about a specific plant, soil, tool that would be perfect for you and then not being able to track it down.

Derek Fell has created a book that makes vertical gardening accessible to all.

If you want to grow beautiful plants and delicious fruit and veg you really don’t need a large plot of land. Forget growing out; start thinking ‘up’ and you too can create your very own vertical garden on even a tiny strip of land.

This comprehensive guide full of relevant content, handy tips and detailed techniques takes you through everything you need to know to create a garden in which the sky really is the limit!

The Book Vertical Gardening - Grow up, not out for more vegetables and flowers in much less space is available here...

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