The Complete Idiot's Guide to Vegetable Gardening [NOOK Book]

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Perhaps it's because of the uncertainty that surrounds the safety of produce purchased in the grocery store these days. Perhaps it's because people are looking for fun, inexpensive hobbies to dive into. Or perhaps it's because there's nothing like the taste of fresh fruits and veggies grown in the backyard. But whatever the reason, readers need advice on gardening now more than ever before. And The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Vegetable Gardening is just the place to turn.



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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Vegetable Gardening

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Overview

Perhaps it's because of the uncertainty that surrounds the safety of produce purchased in the grocery store these days. Perhaps it's because people are looking for fun, inexpensive hobbies to dive into. Or perhaps it's because there's nothing like the taste of fresh fruits and veggies grown in the backyard. But whatever the reason, readers need advice on gardening now more than ever before. And The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Vegetable Gardening is just the place to turn.



In this book, expert authors Daria Price Bowman and Carl A. Price provide information on:


Expert techniques for planning and plotting a gardenUnderstanding what's necessary for soil nourishmentPlanting seeds and seedlingsGrowing fruits, vegetables, berries, and moreCultivating medicinal and healing herbsRecognizing and preventing the most common plant diseasesIdentifying and eliminating weedsPruning and trimming plantsKnowing when to harvestDeciding whether to can, dry, or freeze


A comprehensive, easy-to-read book, The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Vegetable Gardening is an excellent resource for anyone interested in growing fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101022139
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/21/2009
  • Series: COMPLETE IDIOT'S GUIDE Series
  • Sold by: DK
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 416,930
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Daria Price Bowman is a writer and garden designer who has written books and articles on nearly every aspect of gardening. A former Master Gardener with the Penn State County Extension, she has taught gardening classes, lectured to garden clubs and other organizations, and served as a judge for garden competitions.



Carl A. Price, Professor Emeritus of Plant Biochemistry at Rutgers University, has written and co-written hundreds of scientific papers, lectured internationally, written textbooks, and served as editor of The Plant Molecular Biology Reporter. In retirement, he continues to write, edit, and manage the database of plant accessions at the Quail Botanical Garden in Encinitas, California.

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