The Edible Balcony

By: Alex Mitchell

Catalogue Number: G82-3HL3

The Edible Balcony

  • Format: Paperback
  • Publisher: Kyle Books
  • ISBN: 9781856269469
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Synopsis

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.

Author's Biography

Alex Mitchell is a journalist, author and gardener. She studied at the Chelsea Physic Garden and writes regularly for the Sunday Telegraph. She is the author of The Girls Guide to Growing Your Own.

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