Growing Chinese Vegetables in Your Own Backyard: A Complete Planting Guide for 40 Vegetables and Herbs, from Bok Choy and Chinese Parsley to Mung Beans and Water Chestnuts [NOOK Book]

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Growing Chinese Vegetables in Your Own Backyard offers plant-by-plant guidance on planting, growing, harvesting, and cooking with more than 40 Chinese vegetables and herbs, from the familiar snow pea to the exotic Chinese pumpkin. In traditional beds, in containers, or in small pools, Chinese vegetables thrive in any kind of backyard gardens.
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Growing Chinese Vegetables in Your Own Backyard: A Complete Planting Guide for 40 Vegetables and Herbs, from Bok Choy and Chinese Parsley to Mung Beans and Water Chestnuts

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Overview

Growing Chinese Vegetables in Your Own Backyard offers plant-by-plant guidance on planting, growing, harvesting, and cooking with more than 40 Chinese vegetables and herbs, from the familiar snow pea to the exotic Chinese pumpkin. In traditional beds, in containers, or in small pools, Chinese vegetables thrive in any kind of backyard gardens.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781603426503
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 3/18/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 216
  • Sales rank: 873,530
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

Geri Harrington is the author of 12 books, including Growing Chinese Vegetables in Your Own Backyard, The College Cookbook, and The Salad Book. She has also written many articles for Good Housekeeping, Family Circle, and Women's Day magazines.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
A Photo Guide to the Chinese Vegetables
A Taste of China

Part One: The Chinese Vegetables
1. The Chinese Greens
Vegetable Amaranth * Mustard Greens * Mizuna * Garland Chrysanthemum

2. The Chinese Cucurbits
Winter Melon * Fuzzy Gourd * Sweet Melon * Pickling Melon * Asian Cucumber * Chinese Pumpkin * Luffa * Bitter Melon

3. The Chinese Beans
Soybean * Fava Bean * Adzuki Bean * Mung Bean * Yard-Long Bean

4. The Chinese Cabbages
Flowering Kale * Chinese Broccoli * Pak Choy * Chinese Cabbage

5. A Chinese Vegetable Potpourri
Burdock * Daylily * Snow Pea * Asparagus Pea * Chinese Radish * Chinese Eggplant

6. The Chinese Herb Garden
Bunching Onion * Garlic * Garlic Chives * Hot Pepper * Cilantro * Mitsuba * Watercress * Sesame * Ginger

7. The Chinese Water Garden
What You Need to Get Started * Violet-Stemmed Taro * Water Chestnut * Chinese Lotus * Arrowhead

Part Two: Growing Chinese Vegetables
8. Chinese Container Gardens
Why Garden in Containers? * Choosing a Site * Choosing Your Containers * Getting the Light Right * Soil for Containers * Fertilizer for Containers * Watering Containers * Container Vegetables, Plant by Plant

9. Where It All Begins: The Soil
Organic Matter * Soil Tests * Just What Is Fertilizer? * How to Fertilize * Pests and Diseases * Starting Seeds Indoors

Appendix
Botanical, English, and Chinese Names * USDA Hardiness Zone Map * Planting Guide for Vegetables Started from Seed * Metric Conversion Chart * Sources for Chinese Vegetables
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2010

    Inspiring Gardening Book

    I first had this book out of the library, but had to buy it because it has so much information that I want around permanently. I now want to grow nearly everything in this book! I especially liked the chapter on growing water vegetables like water chestnuts and lotus root. The book is also written well and in an entertaining style, which I think is rare in a gardening book.

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  • Posted January 23, 2010

    Informative and Practical

    useful

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