Small is Bountiful by Liz Dobbs is a great guide on how to grow vegetables and plants in containers, pots and small places. In 34 illustrated projects, the book covers everything you need to start growing your own food, however small the space available to you. There is advice on which plants grow best in containers, planting ideas, and detailed instructions on how to care for plants in pots, plus recipes and tips on how to store and preserve your the vegetables you grow in your garden. The featured planting has been developed around planting recipes, based on how you would use the harvest in the kitchen - for example the container 'A Taste of Italy' gives you a marvellous tomato and basil combination.
Each chapter takes you through the different stages of how to get the very best from your garden: 'Big Ideas for Small Spaces' looks at the space and site you have available for growing crops. 'Small Bites' offers ideas for planting fast-growing crops such as leafy salads, edible flowers, and herbs, and Bigger Servings explains how to increase the yield of fruiting and root crops. Here you'll find favourites such as potatoes for the patio and a crate of cooks herbs.
Whether you have never grown anything before or are a seasoned gardener looking for new ideas, you'll find both inspiration and practical tips on planting, harvesting and nurturing.