The Container Victory Garden

Gardening Is For Everybody

Yes, Even You!

Even if all you have is a postage stamp's worth of space on a balcony, patio, or front stoop, The Container Victory Garden equips you to dig into the joys of container gardening, right where you are.

Imagine this: In the morning, you pluck a few mint leaves from your backdoor herb garden and add them to your tea. A few hours later, you step out onto your patio and collect a handful of lettuce leaves for your lunch salad. Just before dinner, you harvest a few basil leaves and cherry tomatoes for a delicious caprese pasta.

In her trademark warm and informative style, bestselling author and expert gardener Maggie Stuckey shares everything you need to know to succeed with container gardening: planning, gearing up, planting, nurturing, and harvesting.

In The Container Victory Garden, you will find:

  • A color photo gallery of noteworthy plants ideal for containers, to help you plan your own Victory Garden
  • Six original paintings depicting the wide range of families and life circumstances for which container gardening is the perfect answer
  • 25 detailed line-art drawings that illustrate gardening techniques and set-ups especially valuable for container gardens
  • 20 first-person stories of World War II Victory Gardens, with advice and tender memories for today’s gardeners
  • A complete but easy-to-follow guide to growing a bounty of fresh vegetables, herbs, and edible flowers entirely in containers

This is the promise of container gardening: a fresh bounty of vegetables, herbs, and edible flowers you can enjoy in every season.

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What Others Are Saying

Gardener Stuckey delivers a simple manual on how to grow plants in containers. . . The thorough, no-fuss advice for growing vegetables, herbs, and flowers will get beginners started in no time. Urban gardeners will appreciate the recommendations on making the most out of limited space.

-Publisher’s Weekly

Good news for people who want to grow fresh vegetables but don’t have access to a regular garden space: Inspired by the intrepid Victory Gardeners of World War 2, The Container Victory Garden is a comprehensive, easy-to-use guide to growing fresh vegetables and herbs entirely in containers.  Planting and tending a small garden can be fun for the whole family and together they can enjoy the delicious and healthy produce at mealtimes.

-Ann M. Veneman, United States Secretary of Agriculture (2001-2005)

[S]weetly nostalgic and immensely practical…This entry-level book is sure to become a favorite resource, and whether they’re drawn to the warmth of the narrative or Stuckey’s encouraging tone, its readers will be anxious to try their hands at gardening this spring.

- Booklist, February 24, 2023

If you’re new to container gardening, especially edible gardens, start with this book. Maggie Stuckey clearly had a mission in mind when writing this book: to invite people to explore how they can start growing tasty food and to provide them with a resource that is useful, easy to follow, and clearly written. . . The Container Victory Garden is definitely top-notch.

-Nick Williams, The Leaflet, Volume 10, Issue 9, September 2023

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Maggie Stuckey

About the Author

Maggie Stuckey is a gardener who cooks, a cook who gardens, and a writer happily immersed in both arenas, as the titles of her books suggest: Gardening from the Ground Up, Soup Night, Country Tea Parties, The Complete Spice Book, The Complete Herb Book, The Houseplant Encyclopedia, and five others. She divides her time between Portland, Oregon, and the tiny coastal town of Ocean Park, Washington.

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