You Bet Your Garden Guide to Growing Great Tomatoes: How to Grow Great Tasting Tomatoes in Any Backyard, Garden, or Container

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How Does Your Garden Grow?
With expert techniques and tips flavored with the irreverent wit that makes his nationally syndicated Public Radio show, You Bet Your Garden, such a hit, organic gardener Mike McGrath shows gardeners of all skis levels how to grow a wide variety of great-tasting tomatoes anywhere they have a place to plant seeds.
Whether you have an entire backyard to work with or only a terrace, McGrath explains why you should grow ...

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Overview

How Does Your Garden Grow?
With expert techniques and tips flavored with the irreverent wit that makes his nationally syndicated Public Radio show, You Bet Your Garden, such a hit, organic gardener Mike McGrath shows gardeners of all skis levels how to grow a wide variety of great-tasting tomatoes anywhere they have a place to plant seeds.
Whether you have an entire backyard to work with or only a terrace, McGrath explains why you should grow your own tomatoes: You just can't beat the taste. Tomatoes are the most popular home garden vegetable crop, and whether you appreciate the enhanced flavor of heirloom tomatoes or want to grow disease-resistant hybrids, the techniques explained in this book allow all varieties to thrive.
Based on McGrath's personal adventures in tomato-growing, You Bet Your Garden Guide to Growing Great Tomatoes directs you through choosing sees, germinating, planting, staking, and caging, nurturing, watering, and harvesting homegrown tomatoes. If you love to laugh, love to eat, and love to grow beautiful tomatoes, you'll love this book!

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Today, I pre-ordered You Bet Your Garden Guide to Growing Great Tomatoes: How to Grow Great Tasting Tomatoes in Any Backyard, Garden, or Container by Mike McGrath. He hosts a weekly garden radio show, on WHYY-Philadelphia, called "You Bet Your Garden."

I listen to it religiously, for Mike's humor, sarcasm, and sage advice. While we don't see eye-to-eye on every nuance, we both think squirrels are the most evil creatures to wander the face of the planet.

He's the undisputed king of compost, and I'm really excited for his new book. This third edition is re-edited, with new chapters and information. Looking forward to it, as a birthday present to myself.

The third edition of Mike McGrath's Growing Great Tomatoes is a "deliciously funny little book", but also a serious guide on how to grow an heirloom tomato patch, be it in the ground or in pots.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565237100
  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/2012
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 405,789
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Mike McGrath is editor-at-large for Organic Gardening and is the former editor-in-chief. He writes a monthly column, "Mike McGrath's Tall Tales," and answers questions on the magazine's website. McGrath's "You Bet Your Garden" airs weekly on National Public Radio. He has made frequent guest appearances on NBC's Weekend Today and NPR's "All Things Considered". —This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Table of Contents

Why Am I doing This Instead of Enjoying My Summer?
Chapter 1: Picking Your Tomatoes
(Do all of these things have funny, rude or mysterious names?)
Chapter 2: The Joy of Germination
(Or, Killing Your Own Tomatoes From Seed.)
Chapter 3: The Art of Tomato Planting
(You Want Me to BURY them? You MONSTER!)
Chapter 4: Staking and Caging
(No, not "or," "AND"! Got it?! "Staking AND Caging"!
Chapter 5: Food, Water, and Basic Keeping-Alive Skills
(Oops, you mean I shouldn't have watered them each and every day?)
Chapter 6: Pest Control
(Am I the only creature around here NOT eating my tomatoes???)
Chapter 7: Dealing With Disease
(Can't we just take them to the hospital?)
Chapter 8: The Harvest and Beyond
(Aren't they supposed to stop being green at some point?)
(So this one here cost me about 49 bucks, right?)
(Can the kids use the green ones to play Mr. Tomato Head?)
Cool-Stuff Sources
Acknowledgments

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