Guide to Mississippi Vegetable Gardening

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This book offers advice on everything from starting your garden from seed, to planning your garden with helpful space saving techniques. Make this guide a must-have resource for anyone interested in growing vegetables, no matter what their space requirements. Helpful charts will outline when to plant and when to harvest cool and warm season vegetables.

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Overview

This book offers advice on everything from starting your garden from seed, to planning your garden with helpful space saving techniques. Make this guide a must-have resource for anyone interested in growing vegetables, no matter what their space requirements. Helpful charts will outline when to plant and when to harvest cool and warm season vegetables.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591863946
  • Publisher: Cool Springs Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/2008
  • Series: Vegetable Gardening Guides Series
  • Edition description: Illustrate
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 7.12 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

Walter Reeves is known as "The Georgia Gardener." He is the award-winning host of the very popular Georgia radio program "The Lawn and Garden Show with Walter Reeves." He is an easygoing, instantly likeable, funny guy who has an immense knowledge of plants and gardening. As a Georgia Extension agent (now retired after twenty-five years of service), Walter gained an enormous in-depth knowledge of plants, plant culture, and plant problems as he helped educate the public about plants. Walter is the original co-author of the Georgia Getting Started Garden Guide (Cool Springs Press) as well as the co-author of Month-by-Month Gardening in Georgia (also for Cool Springs Press).

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Table of Contents

Gardening in Mississippi     7
A History     8
Mississippi Freeze/Frost Occurrence Table     9
Mississippi Average First Fall Frost Map     10
Mississippi Average Last Spring Frost Map     11
Mississippi Total Annual Precipitation Map     12
Mississippi USDA Hardiness Zones Map     13
Mississippi State University Extension System     14
Roots of Southern Gardening     15
Using Pesticides in Your Garden     26
Pesticides and How They Work     26
Beneficial Insects     29
Organic Gardening     31
Fire Ants and Animal Pests     32
Growing Vegetables in the Home Garden     33
Location     33
Size     34
Rows vs. Beds     34
Container Gardens     36
Soil Preparation     38
Composting     39
Direct Seeding     40
Buying Transplants and Starting Transplants from Seed     42
Transplanting Seedlings     44
When to Plant     43
How to Plant     46
Watering     47
Mulching     47
Fertilizing     48
Weedand Insect Control     48
Organic Gardening     50
Growing Herbs in the Home Garden     163
Planting Herbs     164
Pest Control     164
Harvesting Herbs     164
Drying Herbs     165
Growing Fruits in the Home Garden     193
Planning the Fruit Garden     195
Pruning     197
Planting the Fruit Garden     201
Caring for the Fruit Garden     202
Pest Control     207
Thinning     208
Growing Nuts in the Home Garden     259
Suppliers     271
Glossary     274
Bibliography     279
Index     281
Meet the Authors     287
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