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Complete Vegetable and Herb Gardener: A Guide to Growing Your Garden Organically (Burpee American Gardening Series)
     

Complete Vegetable and Herb Gardener: A Guide to Growing Your Garden Organically (Burpee American Gardening Series)

by Karan Davis Cutler, David Cavagnaro (Photographer)
 

A Backyard-Gardener’s Guide to Growing a Bountiful, Great-Tasting Harvest

The Complete Vegetable & Herb Gardener features:

  • A full-color encyclopedia of over 100 vegetables and herbs with detailed, expert advice on growing them successfully from planting to harvest
  • Planting and growing techniques that keep maintenance to a

Overview

A Backyard-Gardener’s Guide to Growing a Bountiful, Great-Tasting Harvest

The Complete Vegetable & Herb Gardener features:

  • A full-color encyclopedia of over 100 vegetables and herbs with detailed, expert advice on growing them successfully from planting to harvest
  • Planting and growing techniques that keep maintenance to a minimum
  • Entries on how to grow unusual edibles, such as refreshing mesclun for salads, colorful edible flowers, spicy mustards, and more
  • Descriptions and photos of a host of succulent vegetables, both hybrids and heirlooms, from common to exotic
  • Complete information on improving even the poorest garden soil using safe, organic techniques, plus practical advice on making compost
  • Recommendations on garden tools you need–and those you don’t
  • Information on controlling pests and diseases organically, without resorting to poisonous sprays
  • Spectacular full-color photographs of vegetables and herbs, food gardens, and edible landscapes, plus 30 black-and-white line drawings

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780028620053
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Series:
Burpee Series , #2
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 11.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Karan Davis Cutler is the author/editor of three garden books–Vines (Camden House), Salad Gardens (Brooklyn Botanic Garden), and Tantalizing Tomatoes (Brooklyn Botanic Garden)–and the author of many garden articles. She worked as the managing editor of Harrowsmith Country Life for six years and was a newspaper garden columnist for the Rutland Herald and Barre Times Argus from 1987 through 1991. She has received eight Quill & Trowell awards for outstanding writing from the Garden Writers Association of America. While tending gardens in northern Ohio and then in Vermont, she has grown nearly every vegetable in this book.

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