Container Gardening - The Permaculture Way

Sustainably Grow Vegetables and More in Your Small Space

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Pub Date 02 Apr 2024 | Archive Date 01 Apr 2024

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Anyone, anywhere can grow fresh, healthy produce in containers, free of chemical fertilizers or insecticides—using the permaculture approach

Permaculture—rooted in centuries-old techniques for growing food with care for the Earth—is the key to raising a bigger harvest than you ever thought possible: on your balcony, patio, driveway, deck, and anywhere in between! In Container Gardening—The Permaculture Way, author Valéry Tsimba writes from her own experience growing a lush permaculture garden on her forty-three-square-foot balcony. Her guiding principle is sustainability: to create biodiversity and share abundance.

Tsimba enthusiastically instructs home gardeners of all skill levels in her proven methods, from start to finish:

- Selecting and preparing planters and tools

- Sowing and transplanting seeds

- Limiting waste and avoiding insecticides

- Watering and increasing fertility

- And increasing your harvest—naturally

With over 120 photos and tables, Container Gardening—The Permaculture Way is an accessible, irresistible guide for everyone—whether a beginning gardener, or an expert who’s new to the practice of permaculture. Readers will enjoy fresh, home-grown fruits and vegetables—even strawberries and melons!—plus herbs and helpful companion flowers.

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A great resource filled with photos, information and personal experience. Lovely to see permaculture embraced even in a container garden on a balcony in Paris. Detailed growing and sowing information on a wide variety of vegetables, herbs and flowers beyond the usual tomatoes and basil. Highly recommended.

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I learned so much reading this book, on container gardening & permaculture.
Yes, I had to google permaculture just to make sure I was ahead of the game before picking up this awesome advanced copy. Reading about renewable resources, seed ancestry, and biodiversity were just a few of my favorite covered topics.

What really hit home was really taking the deeper dive into permaculture and the idea of letting nothing go to waste. I am so excited to use these tips and start implementing this in my daily life, not just my garden.

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Gardening is something that can relieve stress and produce delicious food. When one has a small space or can only grow fruits, vegetables, and flowers in containers, it can be new adventure for those wanting to try gardening. Valery Tsimba has proven it to be a worthwhile venture that can produce long-term. Tsimba shares her tips and tricks in Container Gardening: The Permaculture Way, which she says she started in the COVID-19 lockdown. Permaculture is where the garden is growing all year round, no matter the season. Tsimba does say in the book that this will work in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 5 and under; zones 6 and 7 will need to bring their containers inside to keep the plants alive over winter. Since I am in zone 6a, this book has less application to me; however, I know that there are many others who live south of where I live that could use these tips and tricks to grow a garden in containers year round. Tsima showed how to transplant plants and save seeds. There was also a very handy chart about the average period of viability for seeds so anyone saving seeds can know how long they are good to plant. Tsima also shared the value of gardening as. a community. Container Gardening: The Permaculture Way is a valuable resource for the gardener who wants to start small. I give this book 4 out of 5 stars.

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