Homegrown Harvest: A Season-by-Season Guide to a Sustainable Kitchen Garden

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Written by the American Horticultural Society's foremost fruit, vegetable and herb experts, Homegrown Harvest provides lifestyle-changing advice that gardeners need for growing a year-round supply of healthy edible crops for their table. Specific local and regional advice enables gardeners to decide how and what to grow wherever they live in North America.

The book starts with planning what to grow, then how to grow it- whether in an allotment, containers, a raised bed or ...

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Overview

Written by the American Horticultural Society's foremost fruit, vegetable and herb experts, Homegrown Harvest provides lifestyle-changing advice that gardeners need for growing a year-round supply of healthy edible crops for their table. Specific local and regional advice enables gardeners to decide how and what to grow wherever they live in North America.

The book starts with planning what to grow, then how to grow it- whether in an allotment, containers, a raised bed or vegetable patch- as well as information on how to get the best from your soil.

Next, over the course of 12 seasonal chapters, from early spring to late winter, the book shows how to go from sowing to harvesting with clear instructions that help you stay on top of the joys and challenges of a productive garden.

From apples and asparagus, raspberries to radishes, this book shows how to apply age-old techniques in a timely fashion, to get the most from your plot.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
In this wonderfully structured gardening guide, generously illustrated with luscious photos, the American Horticultural Society shows temperate-climate gardeners how to make their ways through the gardening year. The book is arranged by season, from early spring to late winter, with how-to advice on growing vegetables and fruits, subdivided into tasks for the different vegetable families and fruit trees, bushes, and vines in each subseason, individualized for mild-winter, medium-temperature, and cold-winter regions. Interspersed are instructions on basics such as how to test soil, grow seedlings, combat pests, and harvest, as well as more esoteric activities like drying herbs for winter use, grafting and pruning fruit trees, and growing edible flowers. Common vegetables and fruits are thoroughly covered, but readers are encouraged to try more exotic edibles as well, from kiwis and lingonberries to Claytonia and red orach (both salad greens), with full pages devoted to the myriad varieties of tomatoes, pears, and potatoes and a section by Lee Reich on growing less familiar native fruits like pawpaws, juneberries, elderberries, and beach plums. The book's sumptuous tone, instructive photographs, and detailed directions should give beginning gardeners the enthusiasm and confidence to get started and organizationally challenged old-timers a sigh of relief that they won't have to figure out what to do next. (Jan.)
Library Journal
You don't have to be a land baron to grow successfully your own fruits, vegetables, herbs, and even edible flowers. The American Horticultural Society here provides step-by-step instruction, applicable to all temperate regions and climates throughout North America, for the average gardener to sustain a year-round kitchen garden. Color photos inspire and illustrate how to perform a wide variety of essential chores and techniques, from soil preparation to pruning and beyond. Correct timing and coordination of growing activities are emphasized, along with advice on how to use small spaces to full growing capacity. Insect and disease control are covered, with charts of fruit and vegetable pests and diseases. The society's sowing and harvesting charts for fruits and vegetables, which are both region- and climate-specific, are designed to take any guesswork out of planning crops. VERDICT This comprehensive and well-organized text will be useful to both beginners and experienced gardeners, good for both public and school and college libraries. Thumbs up!—Deborah Anne Broocker, Georgia Perimeter Coll., Dunwoody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781845335601
  • Publisher: Octopus Books
  • Publication date: 11/15/2010
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 1,415,372
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Founded in 1922, the American Horticultural Society (AHS) is one of the leading member-based gardening organizations in North America.

Rita Pelczar is a gardening expert and editor who lives in North Carolina.

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Table of Contents

Foreword 6

Introduction 8

early Spring 36

mid spring 62

late spring 82

early summer 106

midsummer 136

late summer 160

early fall 184

mid fall 204

late fall 218

early winter 238

mid winter 256

late winter 264

Vegetable sowing and harvesting charts 278

Fruit production chart 284

Dealing with pests and diseases 286

Vegetable pests and diseases chart 288

Fruit pests and diseases chart 290

Resources 292

Glossary 294

Sources 298

Index 300

Acknowledgments 304

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2012

    Please send the book!

    How can I write a review when you haven't even sent me the book yet? I would like to say that I did NOT appreciate how you automatically lumped together this book with another one I wanted right away--but since this one ISN'T OUT YET--now I don't get either book until late in the Spring. Bad job Barnes and Noble!!

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