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Grow Your Own Crops in Pots by Kay Maguire

Crops in Pots by Kay MaguireKay Maguire has written this in association with the RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) and you can tell that they really know their stuff!

With easy to follow sections, beginners guides to get you started, information on how to choose the right containers (more difficult for some veg that you may realise), and many more useful hints and tips.

It is aimed at those just starting out with growing fruit and vegetables, so if an experienced gardener it won’t add much more to your knowledge, but for the beginner it is perfect to get you going. Unlike a few other container growing books it also has a lot of helpful information on fruit that is suitable for the small space gardener.

Available both new and second hand from Amazon.

Amazon Reviews of Grow Your Own Crops in Pots:

“This is a lovely hardback book with colour illustrations and a very easy to read layout. Covering vegetables, fruits, herbs and edible flowers, there is something in there for anyone who wants to turn their hand to gardening using pots.

Each page has a step by step guide and lists recommend varieties of plants, depending what you want from them (what time they will flower, etc.). It doesn’t extend far into plant care once you have done the initial cultivation unfortunately, but is well detailed overall and concise- you should easily be able to grow crops from what is said. The writer certainly seems knowledgeable and trustworthy, with some good tips thrown in in along the way.

The layout is nice, with general tips to start with, such as how to pick containers, and how to deal with problems that may arise. It then goes on to cover each type of crop you may want to grow, starting with the general overhead ‘vegetables’ then going on to have a page for each type of veg that you may like to grow.

This is great for people who don’t have a massive garden, or much planting room, but want to grow things that can lead to a little self-sufficiency. I am looking forwards to using the advice and reaping the rewards once my crops have grown.

Clear, very nicely printed, and packed with useful sections, this is a great beginners guide to growing fruit, veg and herbs, or a good reference for the more experienced gardener, maybe wanting to dabble in other areas. ”

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