Week-by-Week Vegetable Gardener's Handbook: Perfectly Timed Gardening for Your Most Bountiful Harvest Ever

Overview

WHAT TO DO AND WHEN TO DO IT

Daily and Weekly To-Do Lists

Easy-to-follow lists help you plan, plant, and care for a productive, organic vegetable garden.

Works for Every Gardening Zone

You schedule every gardening activity around your region's last frost date, so the lists work in every zone, whether your ...

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Overview

WHAT TO DO AND WHEN TO DO IT

Daily and Weekly To-Do Lists

Easy-to-follow lists help you plan, plant, and care for a productive, organic vegetable garden.

Works for Every Gardening Zone

You schedule every gardening activity around your region's last frost date, so the lists work in every zone, whether your final frost is in February or May.

A Customized Gardening Journal

Write it in, refer to it in the garden, get it dirty. You will rely on this book as the journal that carries you from one successful growing season to the next.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Using the first and last frost as guideposts, father and daughter Kujawski guide would-be gardeners through the growing season and beyond, with plenty of tips and tricks to ensure a great harvest. Beginning with basics like site selection and soil preparation, the Kujawskis walk readers through the basics of seeding and planting, transplanting sensitive plants along with canny tips like using cover crops like clover or grasses as well as vinegar and clove oil to keep weeds at a minimum. Though the authors do offer suggestions on making the most of the harvest by freezing and canning, the book will be most useful during the growing season itself. Once readers have set the wheels for a small garden in motion, the book's weekly worksheets, with timely advice on which plants can be planted or harvested as well as maintenance tips for specific crops, are likely to be the most useful. Gardeners will appreciate the book's soft cover, though its pages are likely to get dirty from frequent consultations in the back yard, which is probably the intent. (Dec.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781603426947
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 1/8/2011
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 107,037
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Jennifer Kujawski grew up helping in the family garden. She has many memories of the experience, both fond (eating peas straight from the pods) and not-so-fond (squashing potato beetles between rocks). Jennifer earned degrees in botany and horticulture and worked as the assistant manager of USDA’s National Plant Materials Center in Beltsville, Maryland. She has written articles for numerous publications, including American Nurseryman and Native Plants Journal and was one of the authors of the Community Forest Buffer Guide (Chesapeake Bay Foundation, 2001).  Jennifer currently works as a freelance writer and editor for such organizations as University of Massachusetts Extension, USDA’s Forest Service, and Massachusetts Nursery and Landscape Association. She is passing along the family gardening tradition to her young son in the 2,000 square foot vegetable garden she tends with her father.

Ron Kujawski’s indoctrination into vegetable growing began at an early age, when he worked on a family onion farm in upstate New York. That experience provided the motivation to pursue a career that involved teaching and research in plant sciences and horticulture. Though now retired, he continues to write, lecture, and consult in the horticultural field while maintaining a passion for gardening, which he shares with his daughter, Jennifer, a professional horticulturalist.

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Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction

Getting Started

From the Ground Up

GARDEN PLANNING WEEK BY WEEK

Food for Thought & for Winter

Resources

Index

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  • Posted February 9, 2011

    Excellent format. Easy to use, enjoyable to read, great info

    An easy and enjoyable read. A text book without being a text book. The authors style of writting makes you feel comfortable and their info is excellent. I look forward to this years crop to be better than ever.

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  • Posted September 28, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    love it

    factual, helpful advice

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  • Posted June 21, 2012

    A most useful book!

    I saw this book on display at the library, checked it out, and ordered a copy of my own that night. Although it is arranged as a planner for vegetable gardening activities throughout the year, for me its greatest value is the wealth of information -- thousands of tips, warnings, solutions for problems, detailed drawings of how to do things, etc. On top of this, the authors' lively, friendly, often humorous writing style makes the book a delight to read. I keep a little notebook handy to jot down page numbers of particularly useful ideas I want to revisit and perhaps try out. A true treasure to own if you have any interest in growing good things to eat in whatever size plot or containers!

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