The Edible Balcony : Growing Fresh Produce in the Heart of the City, Paperback

The Edible Balcony : Growing Fresh Produce in the Heart of the City Paperback

4.5 out of 5 (3 ratings)


Forget lawns and raised beds - a simple balcony or windowbox is all you need to create a miniature Eden of your own so you can eat home-grown fresh fruit and vegetables every day of the year.

From an easy edible balcony that can be set up over a weekend to inspirational ideas for designing with recycled and salvaged materials, here you will discover how plants and edibles can be squeezed into whatever space you have available, with gorgeous profusion.

Everywhere is a potential grow zone - herbs climbing up walls, salads escaping from recycled guttering, or beans and tomatoes supported by an old hat stand.

Packed with detailed planting and growing advice on all the crops featured, plus information on how to make a self-watering container and cope with pests and diseases, this is the essential guide to building an urban eden in the sky.




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Ultimate inspirational handbook for micro-gardening in very small and frequently inhospital places.More of a series of case studies illustrated with gorgeous photos (and text light) than an instructional book it's great for giving inspirationa nd finding ideas to adapt.Divided into sections: easy edible balcony, making it personal, city farmer's balcony, some like it hot, edible forest roof garden, futuristis balcony, pests and diseases and suppliers.

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Would probably be 5 star if I was still living in the City Centre! All about container gardening the star rating is it's value to me, I did find some ideas in it for my postage stamp garden but nothing I really need to buy for use.A good variety of ideas for dealing with container gardening, with examples and ideas from 1 pot to a urban forest.

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Beautiful book, loads of advice, covers everything you think you can and can't do on a balcony garden. Excellent tips to help decide what to grow.