Complete Guide to Vegetables, Fruits and Herbs: Planning, Planting, Growing, Harvesting

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Describes 250 varieties of garden edibles. Bountiful tips and timesavers for selecting and caring for garden plans. Shows how to incorporate edible crops into home landscapes and limited spaces.
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Overview

Describes 250 varieties of garden edibles. Bountiful tips and timesavers for selecting and caring for garden plans. Shows how to incorporate edible crops into home landscapes and limited spaces.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780897215015
  • Publisher: Meredith Books
  • Publication date: 1/6/2004
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Keys to Successful Gardening 6
Make a Plan 7
Strategies for Top-Notch Crops 8
Water Wisely 10
Guarding the Harvest 11
Making a Garden 12
Selecting a Site 14
Start with Soil 17
Using Fertilizers 20
Getting in Tune with the Seasons 22
Preparing for Spring 23
Season-Stretching Devices 24
Spring Planting 25
Summertime 26
Fall Gardens 27
Gallery of Vegetables 28
Living with Herbs 70
Plant Types 72
Plant Parts 73
Growing and Caring for Herbs 74
Pruning 76
Propagation 77
Gallery of Herbs 78
Fruits, Berries & Nuts 114
Fruits in the Landscape 115
Climate and Microclimate 116
A Sample Garden 117
Dwarf Trees 118
Planting and Caring for an Orchard 120
Soil 122
Planting 124
Fertilizing and Watering 126
Fruits in Containers 128
Pests and Diseases of Fruits 130
Pruning and Training Fruits 140
Pruning Specific Fruits 146
Gallery of Temperate Fruit 154
Gallery of Temperate Fruit 154
Berries 171
Nuts 182
Growing and Caring for Subtropical Fruits 186
Gallery of Subtropical Fruits 192
USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map 211
Frost Maps 212
Resources 213
Index 217
Metric Conversions 223
Credits 224
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