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Gardening is now the favorite leisure pastime in America. Homeowners are realizing the benefits derived from gardening, namely enjoyment, exercise, and nutrition.
Book retailers are well aware that the trend in gardening books is to regional titles that provide credible information on the plants that perform well in specific regions.
The Georgia Fruit & Vegetable Book is written by the highly popular gardening experts Walter Reeves and Felder Rushing.
Contains advice for plant fruits, vegetables, and herbs. With 60 featured plants, the authors provide characteristics of available varieties, planting and maintenance advice, as well as recipes for dishes from the garden.
About the Author
Felder Rushing is a hard-core, 10th generation Southern gardener residing in Jackson, Mississippi. His garden has been featured in Garden Design, Southern Living, Horticulture, House and Garden, and the New York Times. Rushing's books include Gardening Southern Style and Passalong Plants (named the best-written garden book nationally in 1994 by the Garden Writers Association), Tough Plants for Southern Gardens and Tough Plants for Nothern Gardens. The author has served as one of six members of Southern Living magazine's garden advisory committee and was recently named as a national director for the prestigious American Horticultural Society.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I browsed through SEVERAL gardening books at Barnes and Nobles and this one was the best. It has intro information about how to make a section of your lawn into a garden, it discusses soils, organic vs. chemicals, composting, and more. It talks about how you really need to pre-plan your garden before you begin. There is a huge section on veggies + herbs. Each veggie has at least 2 pages devoted to it adn each page talks when to plant, how to harvest, when to harvest, how much light it needs, what types of factors may inhibit growth, etc... The book also talks about frosts and gives a chart for all of GA and the counties to show when the frosts occur and when they end and thus how many days of planting season you have. This is a great book and I am going to start composting soon so I can begin to plant a garden after the frost ends in March.