Grow Great Vegetables in North Carolina

Grow Great Vegetables in North Carolina

by Ira Wallace


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This ultimate local guide to growing vegetables and other edibles provides you with insider advice on climate zones, average frost dates, and growing season details across North Carolina. Information includes details on sun, soil, fertilizer, mulch, water, and the best varieties for your region. A garden planning section helps with design and crop rotation, and monthly lists explain what to do from January through December. In-depth profiles of nearly 50 edibles round out the information and help ensure a can’t-miss harvest.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781604699678
Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/31/2020
Pages: 252
Sales rank: 501,252
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Ira Wallace serves on the board of the Organic Seed Alliance and is a worker/owner of the cooperatively managed Southern Exposure Seed Exchange, which offers over 700 varieties of open-pollinated heirloom and organic seeds selected for flavor and regional adaptability. She is also an organizer of the Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello, a fun, family-friendly event featuring an old-time seed swap, local food, hands-on workshops, demos, and more. She currently writes about heirloom vegetable varieties for magazines and blogs including Mother Earth News, Fine Gardening, and Southern Exposure.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Preface 6

Part 1 Get Started 9

Welcome to Gardening in South Carolina 11

Gardening 101 19

Garden Planning 39

Part 2 Get Planting 51

January Planning for Fresh Food All Year 53

February Sowing Seeds Indoors 61

March Moving the Garden Outdoors 73

April Pretty Enough for the Front Yard 85

May Harnessing the Jungle 97

June Succession Planting 107

July The Dog Days of Summer 117

August Heat and Harvest 127

September Second Spring 137

October Slowing Down 145

November End of Hurricane Season 155

December Rest and Reflection 165

Part 3 Edibles A to Z 175

Resources 234

Glossary of Basic Garden and Seed-Saving Terms 237

Plant Hardiness Zones 239

Photography and Illustration Credits 240

Index 241

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