Grow Vegetables

Grow Vegetables

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by Alan Buckingham
     
 

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Where do you get your organic or obscure vegetables? With Grow Vegetables you don't need to go any further than your own garden.

Grow Vegetables is your one-stop, step-by-step reference for growing your own vegetables. With its inspiring photography, clear instructions, and friendly advice, you will be growing tomatoes, eggplant, peas, and

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Where do you get your organic or obscure vegetables? With Grow Vegetables you don't need to go any further than your own garden.

Grow Vegetables is your one-stop, step-by-step reference for growing your own vegetables. With its inspiring photography, clear instructions, and friendly advice, you will be growing tomatoes, eggplant, peas, and everything in between in no time. This refreshed and updated edition has unparalleled depth of coverage, featuring more than 80 vegetables and herbs, with new vegetable cultivars and heritage varieties that can't be found in your local supermarket, and including new entries on grafted vegetables.

A year-long planner and "vegetable doctor" section with troubleshooting tips make it easy to avoid a garden disaster. Whether you are an experienced gardener looking to expand your horizons or a foodie seeking your own organic or obscure vegetable varieties, Grow Vegetables makes thriving results achievable.

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In this guide boasting full-color photographs on every page, step-by-step how-tos, and practical, easy-to-follow advice, Buckingham (Australian Inst. of Family Studies, Melbourne) shows how nearly everyone can grow his or her own vegetables. A discussion of choosing and preparing your garden space is followed by a section laying out tips, tools, and techniques to help demystify the art of growing vegetables; a month-by-month planner explaining what to do to maximize your success; and a "vegetable doctor" outlining effective and appropriate cures and treatments for any pests or diseases you may encounter. Both organic and nonorganic options are presented, allowing the gardener to be as ecologically sound as he or she chooses. The juiciest parts are the several chapters devoted to the vegetables themselves-e.g., root and stem vegetables, fruiting vegetables, and herbs. Each vegetable's listing includes several photos, a neat description, and a chart showing the best times to sow/plant, transplant, and harvest. An admirable go-to guide for new and experienced gardeners alike, this will make a good addition to public library collections and will have a happy place in this reviewer's own gardening library. Expect interest owing to the increasing popularity of the local food movement.
—Eboni A. Francis

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756628901
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
02/18/2008
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
353,282
Product dimensions:
9.04(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.97(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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