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Carolinas Fruit & Vegetable Gardening: How to Plant, Grow, and Harvest the Best Edibles [NOOK Book]

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If you’re interested in growing your own fruits and vegetables, you’ve joined the ranks of a blossoming group of DIY gardeners who place a premium on the idea of self-reliance. But like any other kind of gardening, growing edibles is not a one-size-fits-all pursuit: in order to be successful, you’ll need to know not only which plants grow well in your state or region, but also how to grow them with careful methods and a schedule that caters specifically to your local microclimate. Fortunately for you, Carolinas ...
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Carolinas Fruit & Vegetable Gardening: How to Plant, Grow, and Harvest the Best Edibles

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Overview

If you’re interested in growing your own fruits and vegetables, you’ve joined the ranks of a blossoming group of DIY gardeners who place a premium on the idea of self-reliance. But like any other kind of gardening, growing edibles is not a one-size-fits-all pursuit: in order to be successful, you’ll need to know not only which plants grow well in your state or region, but also how to grow them with careful methods and a schedule that caters specifically to your local microclimate. Fortunately for you, Carolinas Fruit & Vegetable Gardening is written exclusively for gardeners who want to grow edibles in North or South Carolina. Author Katie Elzer-Peters, the seasoned Carolinas gardener responsible for our bestselling Beginner’s Illustrated Guide to Gardening (2012), equips you with all the information you need to design your edible garden, tend the soil, maintain your plants throughout their life cycles, and—most importantly—harvest the delicious foods they produce. So whether you live in the Research Triangle, the Sandhills, the Outer Banks, or anywhere else in the Carolinas, you’ll discover the best fruit and vegetable plants for your garden in this beautiful step-by-step how-to guide . . . and they’ll be on your table before you know it.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781610589536
  • Publisher: Cool Springs Press
  • Publication date: 9/15/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,138,376
  • File size: 38 MB
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Meet the Author

Katie Elzer-Peters is a horticulturist who writes gardening books, blogs, and articles. A resident of Wilmington, North Carolina, she also teaches classes and runs workshops dedicated to gardening and garden writing. She has an MS degree in public garden management and has published several renowned books with Cool Springs Press.thegardenofwords.com
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Table of Contents


Dedication 
Acknowledgements 
Preface 

Part I: Growing Edibles in the Carolinas 

Chapter 1: The Carolinas Region 
Chapter 2: Seasonal Gardening 
Chapter 3: Planning your Garden 
Chapter 4: Building Great Soil 
Chapter 5: Planting Your Garden 
Chapter 6: Growing Your Garden 

Part II
Fruit & Vegetable Profiles 

Chapter 7: Fruit & Nut Gardening 
Growing Citrus in the Carolinas 
Fruit Shrubs & Brambles 
Vining & Garden Fruits 

Chapter 8: Vegetable & Herb gardening 
Cool-Season Gardening Tips & Tricks 
Cool-Season Vegetables 
Cool-Season Herbs 
Warm-Season Gardening Tips & Tricks 
Warm-Season Vegetables 
Warm-Season Herbs 

Resources 
Glossary 
Index Meet Katie Elzer-Peters  

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