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What gardeners want most is a bigger and better return on their investment of time and money--maximum yields and superior flavor for edibles, long-lasting blooms for flowers. Derek Fell's Grow This! features expert advice for choosing and growing the top-performing plants (and avoiding the ones that disappoint).
Derek Fell has grown hundreds of varieties and annually visits gardens and test plots across America, so he's qualified to guide gardeners to the best of the best--more than 600 vegetable, flower, herb, and lawn grass all-stars. He offers honest feedback about plant performance, even when it contradicts favorable public opinion or a grower's claims. Seed racks may be filled with 'Kentucky Wonder' snap beans, but he dismisses that variety as too fibrous and needy and instead recommends 'Blue Lake' beans for tenderness and high yields. Fell's firsthand experience means the difference between choosing plant winners and losers.
Packed with insider evaluations from seedsmen, growers, and nursery retailers that readers won't find elsewhere, Derek Fell's Grow This! explains industry lingo and debunks marketing hype to help gardeners select the best-performing plants for all garden conditions and goals.
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About the Author
Derek Fell is a prolific garden writer and photographer. His garden, art, and travel books have more than 2.5 million copies in print, and his photo library contains more than 150,000 images. He lives in Pipersville, PA, at historic Cedaridge Farm and on Sanibel Island, FL, where he cultivates award-winning gardens of flowers, fruits, vegetables, and tropicals.
Table of Contents
The Importance of Variety Selection viii
Part 1 Grow it Right
Chapter 1 Be Informed Before You Buy 3
Chapter 2 What Every Garden Needs 23
Chapter 3 Space-Saving Ideas 33
Chapter 4 Enjoy the Harvest 39
Part 2 Grow the Best
Chapter 5 Best Choice Vegetables 51
Chapter 6 Best Choice Annuals 131
Chapter 7 Best Choice Perennials 201
Chapter 8 Best Choice Lawn Grasses 371
About the Author 404