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Susan Berry's goal is simple in this book — to convince you to grow yummy vegetables and fruits in a small-space or container garden. Her methods are simple but effective — glowing color photographs and a well-organized, easy-to-read script that explains exactly how you'll achieve your goals. Susan Berry easily accomplishes her mission in this delightful work.
All aspects of container gardening are clearly outlined, guiding the reader through plant selection, soil types, tools, watering, fertilizing and transplanting. Basic cultivation practices are reviewed along with guidelines for dealing with occasional pests and diseases.
The most exciting section of this book is the plant guide. In it, 120 gorgeous color photographs, together with mouth-watering recipes, describe each vegetable, fruit, and herb that you might include in your garden. In the course of reading this section, you learn about different varieties as well as specific cultivation and harvesting techniques.
Kitchen Harvest is an invaluable reference tool for gardeners who enjoy growing and eating fresh foods from their own personal gardens.
— Elaine Juhl, Volunteer and Master Gardener, Chicago Botanic Garden