Growing Up The Wall

Growing Up The Wall

If you only have a small outdoor area but would like to grow your own food - consider growing up! Growing Up The Wall is a handy-sized, practical guide full of great ideas on how to transform bare walls and cramped spaces into thriving and productive green zones. The trend of growing food upwards has really taken off and author Sue Fisher shows that using a range of different methods, you can grow an exciting variety of crops and grab a salad without getting your feet wet.

Sue is a professional horticulturist and an author with an extensive knowledge of gardening and garden design and has divided the book up into inspiringly photographed, easy to access chapters. Part 1 on Planning your Space begins with a comprehensive section on the practicalities of growing up - from assessing your space and vertical gardening basics to weather considerations, what growing mediums to use, watering and feeding tips and much, much more. Further sections cover; making the most of window boxes and hanging baskets, edible living walls, creating edible roof gardens and green roofs, the best larger containers for small spaces and advice on choosing your plants. Part 2 offers a comprehensive directory of vegetables, fruit, herbs and flowers suitable for vertical growing, with advice on cultivation and the types of container they suit.

The book includes useful checklists, handy tips and advice boxes on the best plants, fruits and vegetables for every situation, all in a bite-sized, easy-to-use format. This practical, illustrated guide, Growing up the Wall, will provide you with all the information you need for growing food in vertical places.

Growing Up The Wall - how to grow food in vertical places, on roofs and in small spaces is published by Green Books, available to buy at all good book stores, priced at £9.95

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