Growing Vegetables in Drought, Desert & Dry Times: The Complete Guide to Organic Gardening without Wasting Water

Growing Vegetables in Drought, Desert & Dry Times: The Complete Guide to Organic Gardening without Wasting Water

by Maureen Gilmer

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Overview

Here is the definitive guide to growing healthy organic vegetables without wasting our precious water resources! This incredibly timely book will give dedicated home gardeners the know-how to grow delicious produce in dry times, focusing on four different low-water conditions in the western United States: voluntary water conservation, drought, and both high and low desert. Using modern techniques, as well as tips and stories from native traditions ranging from the southwestern United States to the Middle East, this guide offers the best of ancient wisdom and the newest innovations in conservation, and includes varietal recommendations and a seasonal crop guide.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781632170231
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
Publication date: 12/29/2015
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 451,973
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 7.20(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

MAUREEN GILMER has over thirty years' experience in landscape design and has written 18 books on gardening, including The Colorful Dry Garden. She has practiced in northern and southern California, at the peak of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and Newport Beach for exposure to a wide range of climates. She currently resides in the high desert.

Table of Contents

Introduction xi

1 Sites and Seasons 3

2 Climate Modification 23

3 Methods 43

4 Build Organic Soil 59

5 Water 75

6 Insects and Pests 93

7 Selecting Desert-Hardy Vegetables 111

8 Seeds and Seedlings 129

9 Seasonal Crop Guide 141

10 Essentials and Problem Solvers 179

Resources 191

Glossary 198

Acknowledgments 203

Index 204

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