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The Veggie Gardener's Answer Book: Solutions to Every Problem You'll Ever Face, Answers to Every Question You'll Ever Ask
     

The Veggie Gardener's Answer Book: Solutions to Every Problem You'll Ever Face, Answers to Every Question You'll Ever Ask

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by Barbara W. Ellis
 

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Barbara Ellis provides expert answers for all of your toughest vegetable-growing questions. Designed to be used as an in-the-garden reference, this sturdy little volume is packed with helpful information on everything from planning a garden and sowing seeds to battling pests and harvesting organic crops. With clever tricks to cut down on weed growth, secrets for

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Barbara Ellis provides expert answers for all of your toughest vegetable-growing questions. Designed to be used as an in-the-garden reference, this sturdy little volume is packed with helpful information on everything from planning a garden and sowing seeds to battling pests and harvesting organic crops. With clever tricks to cut down on weed growth, secrets for maximizing production in confined growing spaces, and fail-safe watering guidelines, you’ll have the know-how and inspiration to grow your most abundant vegetable garden ever. 

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“This handy little book will give you information on everything from starting seeds to dealing with pesky critters in the garden. We loved the crop-by-crop breakdown of care tips.”

Rocky Mountain News

“Just in time for the reborn popularity of home vegetable gardening is this fat pocket-sized book….The information is solid and to the point.”

The Patriot-News (Harrisburg, Pa.)

The Veggie Gardener’s Answer Book is one long Q-and-A session with a master gardener.”

Milwaukee Sentinel

“Barbara Ellis knows how your garden grows or, more specifically, how it should.”

The News Tribune (Tacoma, Wash.)

School Library Journal

A lifelong gardener, Ellis (Covering Ground) has exhibited her garden writing and editing talents in many books. Her latest effort packs organic gardening advice into a pocket-size format for Storey's "Answer Book" series. Like Yvonne Cuthbertson's lavishly illustrated Success with Organic Vegetables, Part 1 of this book applies organic methods to planning and planting a vegetable garden, improving soil, and controlling pests and diseases. Part 2 is a crop-by-crop guide to starting, growing, and harvesting the most popular vegetables (with some, like brassicas, e.g., cabbages and broccoli, grouped together). While not quite as extensive in breadth or depth as Cuthbertson's directory, it is a quick reference for both novice and experienced gardeners. Entries begin with a bulleted list of tips for success and are followed by questions and answers about general care and harvesting. Within entries, the "Problem Patrol" alerts readers to typical quandaries and gives uncomplicated answers on prevention and treatment. Recommended for public libraries where the Q&A format is popular or where this series is in demand.
—Bonnie L. Poquette

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781603420242
Publisher:
Storey Books
Publication date:
03/26/2008
Series:
Answer Book (Storey) Ser.
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
350,844
Product dimensions:
4.62(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.17(d)

Meet the Author

Barbara W. Ellis is a freelance writer, editor, and lifelong gardener. She is the author of many gardening books, including The Veggie Gardener’s Answer Book, Deckscaping, Shady Retreats, and Covering Ground. She holds a B.S. in horticulture from the Ohio State University, Columbus, and a B.A. from Kenyon College. She has worked as managing editor at Rodale Press and as publications director for the American Horticultural Society and is affiliated with the Hardy Plant Society Mid-Atlantic Group, the Garden Writers Association, and the Perennial Plant Association. She lives and gardens in Maryland, where she and her husband live in a renovated “green” home with an assortment of rescued dogs, cats, and parrots. Her garden, which is managed organically and designed to be wildlife-friendly, features a wide range of ornamentals, herbs, and edibles for both sun and shade.

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The Veggie Gardener's Answer Book: Solutions to Every Problem You'll Ever Face, Answers to Every Question You'll Ever Ask 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book if you are just starting a veggie garden. Lots of details on every imaginable vegetable, and remembers to include the basics that a lot of gardening books presume you already know. Very pleased with the purchase. It has been an invaluable aid as I start my own vegetable garden.
Guest More than 1 year ago
love this book! I saw it at Barnes + Noble yesterday, looked at it for five minutes and had to have it! I've been reading it since and am very pleased. For years I've been wanting to plant a vegetable garden, but have been intimidated. Barbara Ellis has written this book to remove the fears of planting. The layout is great, with questions and answers laid out in a logical format. The book is jammed pack with information, tips, problem solving techniques and it's all about organic! I even like the size and feel of the book.It's just over 4' x 6' and over an inch thick and over 400 pages long. The cover is really sturdy--something I like, as I tend to be rough with my 'how to' books. The illustrations are simple but good, too. I highly recommend this book!
chrissycew More than 1 year ago
This has good information but I would have liked it to have more pictures especially in the section on plant disease.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago