Northeast Fruit & Vegetable Gardening: Plant, Grow, and Eat the Best Edibles for Northeast Gardens

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This book includes more than 60 fruits, vegetables, and herbs selected for growing success in the diverse growing conditions of Northeast gardens. Northeast Fruit & Vegetable Gardening addresses the climate, soil, sun, and water conditions that affect growing success and includes advice for extending the growing season. Each plant profile highlights planting, growing, watering, and care information. Helpful charts and graphs assist gardeners in knowing when to plant and ...

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Overview

This book includes more than 60 fruits, vegetables, and herbs selected for growing success in the diverse growing conditions of Northeast gardens. Northeast Fruit & Vegetable Gardening addresses the climate, soil, sun, and water conditions that affect growing success and includes advice for extending the growing season. Each plant profile highlights planting, growing, watering, and care information. Helpful charts and graphs assist gardeners in knowing when to plant and harvest.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591865292
  • Publisher: Cool Springs Press
  • Publication date: 4/23/2012
  • Series: Fruit & Vegetable Gardening Guides Series
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 334,711
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Charlie Nardozzi is a nationally recognized garden writer, speaker, and radio and television personality. He brings expert gardening information to home gardeners through radio, television, talks, on-line, and the printed page. Charlie delights in making gardening information simple, easy, fun, and accessible to everyone. His energy, exuberance, and love of the natural world also make him an exciting public speaker and presenter. Charlie has authored 3 books, has his own radio and television shows, and is a well-known public speaker. www.charlienardozzi.com
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Table of Contents

Dedication & Acknowledgments 6

Usda Cold Hardiness Zone Map 7

Chapter 1 Gardening In The Northeast 9

First and Last Frost Date in the Northeast 14

Chapter 2 Locating & Designing Your Garden 17

Sun in the Garden 18

Locating the Garden 20

Different Garden Designs 21

Chapter 3 Building Great Soil 29

Making Compost 38

Water Drainage 39

To Till or Not to Till 40

Chapter 4 Growing Erom Seeds & Plants 43

Seeding 44

Transplanting 46

Hardening Off 46

Planting 47

Chapter 5 Maintaining the Garden 49

Thinning & Succession Planting 50

Staking & Supports 52

What's with the Weeds? 53

Watering: Infrequent & Deep 57

Keeping Your Plants Well Fed 61

Choosing the Right Fertilizer 63

Chapter 6 Pests: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly 69

What's Bugging You? 70

Some Bad Bugs 71

Getting Rid of Diseases 76

What Are You Spraying? 78

Welcome to Animal House 80

Chapter 7 Storing & Preserving the Harvest 87

Storing Fresh Vegetables & Fruits 88

Preserving the Bounty 89

Chapter 8 Vegetables, Herbs & Fruits 93

Vegetables

Artichoke

Arugula

Asian Greens

Asparagus Bean

Beet

Broccoli

Brussels Sprouts

Cabbage

Carrot

Cauliflower

Celeriac

Celery

Collards

Cucumber

Eggplant

Endive

Garlic

Jerusalem

Artichoke

Kale

Kohlrabi

Leek

Lettuce

Melon

Mesclun Mix

Okra

Onion

Parsnip

Peas

Pepper

Potato

Pumpkin

Radish

Spinach

Summer Squash

Sweet Corn

Sweet Potato

Swiss Chard

Tomatillo

Tomato

Turnip

Watermelon

Winter Squash

HERBS

Basil

Cilantro

Dill

Florence

Fennel

Parsley

FRUITS

Apple

Blueberry

Brambles

Cherry

Currant & Gooseberry

Grape

Peach

Pear

Plum

Rhubarb Strawberry

Resources 236

Glossary 242

Photography Credits 248

Index 249

Meet Charlie Nardozzi 255

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