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Vertical Vegetables, Andrychowicz,  Amy
Vertical Vegetables
Amy Andrychowicz

Paperback $32.99 - Quarto US
Gardening - Published: 24/Oct/2018 - ISBN: 9780760357842

Grow beautiful and high-yielding small-space gardens with Vertical Vegetables. 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 re-bar, 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. Vertical Vegetables OutlineBy Amy AndrychowiczIntroduction: Why Grow Vertically?

• What is vertical gardening?
• Benefits of vertical gardening

• Inspiration gallery (photos with captions)

Chapter 1: Vertical Gardening Basics

• Vertical gardening techniques - trellising, staking, etc
• Types of structures
• Things to consider: ease of harvesting, space, location, size, what types of plants you want to grow...etc.
• Choosing materials / using upcycled materials

Chapter 2: Choosing What to Grow and Caring For Vertical Gardens

• Best edibles (vegetables, herbs and fruits) to grow vertically

• Bush varieties -vs- vining varieties (explain how plants climb)
• Climbers: plant descriptions, benefits, challenges
• Non-climbers (i.e.: small container plants): plant descriptions, benefits, challenges

• Caring for your vertical garden

• pruning, harvesting, staking, training plants, tying, watering (drip irrigation), how to water hanging frames and living walls, slings for supporting heavy vegetables like squash and melons...etc.

Chapter 3: Trellises & Other Structures
• Arbor
• Step-by-step project instructions/photos
• Planting tips (what to plant, how to plant)
• Arch Tunnel
• Quick steps/beauty shots
• Planting tips (what to plant, how to plant)
• Large Teepee/Fort
• Step-by-step project instructions/photos
• Planting tips (what to plant, how to plant)
• Small Arch Trellis
• Quick steps/beauty shots
• Planting tips (what to plant, how to plant)
• Classic Obelisk
• Step-by-step project instructions/photos
• Planting tips (what to plant, how to plant)
• Contemporary Obelisk
• Quick steps/beauty shots
• Planting tips (what to plant, how to plant)
• Large Trellis
• Step-by-step project instructions/photos
• Planting tips (what to plant, how to plant)
• Upcycled Garden Tool Fan Trellis
• Quick steps/beauty shots
• Planting tips (what to plant, how to plant)
• Fan Trellis
• Step-by-step project instructions/photos
• Planting tips (what to plant, how to plant)Chapter 4: Living Walls & Hanging Gardens
• Hanging Gutter Garden
• Quick steps/beauty shots
• Planting tips (what to plant, how to plant, soil to use)
• Upcycled Photo Frames Living Art
• Step-by-step project instructions/photos
• Planting tips (what to plant, how to plant, soil to use)
• Large Self-Standing Living Art
• Quick steps/beauty shots
• Planting tips (what to plant, how to plant, soil to use)
• Antique Ladder Hanging Planter
• Step-by-step project instructions/photos
• Planting tips (what to plant, how to plant, soil to use)
• Hanging Pocket Cone Planters
• Quick steps/beauty shots
• Planting tips (what to plant, how to plant, soil to use)
• Simple Vertical Wall Pockets
• Quick steps/beauty shots
• Planting tips (what to plant, how to plant, soil to use)
• DIY Living Vertical Wall
• Step-by-step project instructions/photos
• Planting tips (what to plant, how to plant, soil to use)Chapter 5: Planters & Towers
• Corner Tower Garden Planter
• Step-by-step project instructions/photos
• Planting tips (what to plant, how to plant, soil to use)
• ?Planter Box With Trellis
• Step-by-step project instructions/photos
• Planting tips (what to plant, how to plant, soil to use)
• Stacked Pots Tower Garden
• Quick steps/beauty shots
• Planting tips (what to plant, how to plant, soil to use)
• Container Tower Garden
• Step-by-step project instructions/photos
• Planting tips (what to plant, how to plant, soil to use)
• ?Self-Standing Privacy Wall Garden (w/drip irrigation)
• Step-by-step project instructions/photos
• Planting tips (what to plant, how to plant, soil to use)
• Self-Standing Gutter Garden
• Step-by-step project instructions/photos
• Planting tips (what to plant, how to plant, soil to use)
• Upcycled Utility Rack Planter
• Quick steps/beauty shots
• Planting tips (what to plant, how to plant, soil to use)ConclusionResources Amy Andrychowicz is the creator of the garden blog "Get Busy Gardening", where she has been actively blogging for many years. She also co-founded the wildly popular blog "Savvy Gardening" with three other garden writers, where she posts regularly. Amy is a passionate gardener who loves to come up with unique DIY gardening projects that she regularly shares with her readers - including her wildly popular Squash Arch, which has gone viral many times over. In addition to regular blogging, she has written six eBooks for her readers that are available on Get Busy Gardening. She lives in Savage, Minnesota.

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