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Countertop Gardens

Easily Grow Kitchen Edibles Indoors for Year-Round Enjoyment

Shelley Levis


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Become an indoor gardening expert as horticulturalist Shelley Levis walks you through the challenges, benefits, and how-tos of growing inside, including a review of the wide array of methods available.

Our indoor environments are ideal for human comfort, but they are not always hospitable to plants, especially vegetables and other edibles. In just the last few years, the technology for creating a better indoor plant environment has expanded. With the new, compact systems and tools available, it has become simple for anyone to grow an indoor kitchen garden and enjoy freshly picked edibles grown right on your own countertop.

Countertop Gardens shows you how to set up a cordial growing environment anywhere. In addition to going over the pros and cons of a wide range of ready-made hydroponic, aquaponic, and vertical gardening systems, Shelley shows you how to make your own DIY setups—from simple space-saving container designs to more creative and complex soil-free solutions. Beautiful photographs throughout illustrate methods, growing options, and creative projects. The chapters cover:
  • Countertop garden methods
  • Best edibles for countertop gardens
  • DIY countertop gardening
  • Growing basics
  • Countertop growing devices
  • Troubleshooting
No matter the size of your kitchen or your ambition, Countertop Gardens will help you make sure your favorite herbs, greens, fruits, and vegetables are within reach 365 days a year!

Praise For Countertop Gardens: Easily Grow Kitchen Edibles Indoors for Year-Round Enjoyment

Countertop Gardens is a well thought-out book that’s sure to cure your twitching green thumb, so you can plant, grow and harvest yummy homegrown produce—no matter where you live.—Community Table @

“Growing your own herbs at home is easy with this new book.”  

Living North

I highly recommend Countertop Gardens for anyone who wants to have fresh food at their fingertips year-round. The book combines practical tips and creative approaches to get you started.—Southwest Gardens

In short order, tomatoes, strawberries, mushrooms and more will be at your fingertips.—Classic Home Magazine

Countertop Gardens offers a plethora of options for growing vegetables indoors at any time of the year—

Cool Springs Press, 9780760357811, 160pp.

Publication Date: June 19, 2018

About the Author

Shelley Levis is a passionate horticulturist, speaker, writer, and garden designer. She is an editor and content creator for Urbanique magazine, a regular contributor to a variety of newspapers and magazines, and the voice behind the popular gardening blog Sow & Dipity. Her creative DIY garden projects have been featured in the Huffington Post, Fine Gardening and GreenCraft magazines, and other publications.