By: Amy Andrychowicz
My new book, Vertical Vegetables: Simple Projects That Deliver More Yield In Less Space, is now available for purchase!! You can see inside the book here.
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Vertical Vegetables Book
I am so excited to announce the release of my first book, Vertical Vegetables: Simple Projects That Deliver More Yield In Less Space, a vertical gardening book specifically dedicated to growing food.
When my very first printed copy of the book came in the mail, I wanted to share the unboxing experience with you! This video is raw and real, and full of ALL of the emotions. Laughing, crying, stuttering, talking way too fast… haha!! I was going to edit it more, but thought I should keep it raw and real so that you could experience all of the emotions right along with me. Watch it here (video has sound)…
Want to see more? Watch my book trailer video for a sneak peek (video has music)…
Vertical gardening is all the rage right now, and it’s one of the best ways to add unique character and beauty to your vegetable garden. Growing vertically also allows you to grow more food with less space, and make use of areas where you otherwise wouldn’t be able to grow anything.
But a vertical vegetable garden doesn’t have to be purely functional, it can be gorgeous too! So, in addition to teaching you all about vertical vegetable gardening, I also designed and built 23 beautiful step-by-step DIY vertical gardening projects that will inspire you to create productive and beautiful vegetable gardens.
About The Vertical Vegetables Book
This book is for any gardener who wants to learn more about growing food vertically, including the benefits and techniques, design tips and ideas, choosing vertical gardening structures, materials and plants, and caring for your vertical garden.
The goal of the Vertical Vegetables book is to not only teach you how to grow food vertically, I also really want to inspire your creativity, and encourage gardeners of all levels to let your personality shine through by adding your own unique flare to your vegetable garden.
So I also included tons of detailed step-by-step projects that you can build on your own!
Detailed Step-by-Step Vertical Gardening Projects
In Vertical Vegetables, I didn’t want to stop at teaching you how to grow food vertically, I wanted to give you doable projects so that you could put what you learned in the book to use right away! So I designed 23 step-by-step projects that you can build yourself.
The projects for building trellises and other structures will allow you to create beautiful and functional vertical structures for your vegetable garden. From unique trellises and stately obelisks, to larger structures like an arbor or a large arch tunnel, you’re sure to find the perfect project to build for each of your favorite vining vegetables.
The vertical living walls and hanging garden projects will inspire you to grow your vegetables in fun and unusual ways. These projects give you permission to break the rules, and allow you to grow food using unconventional methods! I designed these vertical projects to inspire your creativity so you can make use of untapped spaces in your yard, and grow food in new and extraordinary ways.
The vertical planters and towers projects will allow you to utilize areas where you normally wouldn’t be able to grow anything. These projects will get you to think outside of the box by using containers and planters for growing vertically in fun, new ways. Who needs a yard or a garden when you can build vertical tower gardens, tiered or trellised planter boxes, and self-standing vertical gardens to grow food anywhere you want!
Whether you’ve never used a screwdriver before, or you’re an experienced builder – don’t worry! I designed the projects in the Vertical Vegetables book for people of various skill levels. So any weekend warrior will find plenty of satisfying projects, and tons of inspiration to keep them busy well beyond building the structures in the book.
Filled with tons of information, tips, plant lists, and a variety of wonderful vertical gardening projects, you’re sure to walk away feeling excited to put the information you learn from Vertical Vegetables to use in your own vegetable garden.
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From The Editor Of Vertical Vegetables
Vertical Vegetables is the secret to making the most of your space; when you grow upward rather than outward, you will double or triple the yield from your small-space garden.
In Vertical Vegetables, author Amy Andrychowicz shows you a thing or two about growing up. Gardening vertically, that is. With practical principles and the incisive background information you’ll need to start, Amy shows you how to build nearly two dozen growing structures, including trellises, arbors, archways, wall pockets, towers, and more.
Bigger yields per square foot may be the main reason for vertical growing, but vertical gardens also offer opportunities that go beyond the purely functional—they can be beautiful, too. Among the many projects in her new book, Amy has included several that are eye-wideningly stunning, especially once the garden has matured. Freestanding or wall-hung, the projects reflect a wide variety of building materials, too, including dimensional lumber, metal re-bar, fabric, and even “upcycled” everyday objects.
Vertical Vegetables is packed with important information, including lists of plants that are best suited for vertical growing. This beautiful project book is your key to more garden produce and improved outdoor living in any space, from tiny and urban, to large and sprawling.