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The Mississippi Fruit and Vegetable Book

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Gardening is now the favorite leisure pastime in America. Homeowners are realizing the benefits derived from gardening, namely enjoyment, exercise, and nutrition.

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Overview

Gardening is now the favorite leisure pastime in America. Homeowners are realizing the benefits derived from gardening, namely enjoyment, exercise, and nutrition.

Book retailers are well aware that the trend in gardening books is to regional titles that provide credible information on the plants that perform well in specific regions.

The Mississippi Fruit & Vegetable Book is written by the highly popular gardening experts Walter Reeves and Felder Rushing.

Contains advice for plant fruits, vegetables, and herbs. With 60 featured plants, the authors provide characteristics of available varieties, planting and maintenance advice, as well as recipes for dishes from the garden.

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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
Photographic Gallery 33
Growing Vegetables in the Home Garden 57
Location 57
Size 58
Rows vs. Beds 58
Container Gardens 60
Soil Preparation 62
Composting 63
Direct Seeding 64
Buying Transplants and Starting Transplants from Seed 66
Transplanting Seedlings 68
When to Plant 69
How to Plant 70
Watering 71
Mulching 71
Fertilizing 72
Weed and Insect Control 72
Organic Gardening 74
Growing Herbs in the Home Garden 187
Planting Herbs 188
Pest Control 188
Harvesting Herbs 188
Drying Herbs 189
Growing Fruits in the Home Garden 217
Planning the Fruit Garden 219
Pruning 221
Planting the Fruit Garden 225
Caring for the Fruit Garden 226
Pest Control 230
Thinning 231
Growing Nuts in the Home Garden 283
Suppliers 295
Glossary 298
Bibliography 303
Index 305
Meet the Authors 311
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