Mid-Atlantic Fruit & Vegetable Gardening: Plant, Grow, and Harvest the Best Edibles - Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington D.C., & West Virginia

Mid-Atlantic Fruit & Vegetable Gardening: Plant, Grow, and Harvest the Best Edibles - Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington D.C., & West Virginia

by Katie Elzer-Peters

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Mid-Atlantic Fruit & Vegetable Gardening: Plant, Grow, and Harvest the Best Edibles - Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington D.C., & West Virginia by Katie Elzer-Peters

If you're interested in growing your own fruits and vegetables, you've joined the ranks of a blossoming group of DIY gardeners who place a premium on the idea of self-reliance. But like any other kind of gardening, growing edibles is not a one-size-fits-all pursuit: in order to be successful, you'll need to know not only which plants grow well in your state or region, but also how to grow them with careful methods and a schedule that caters specifically to your local microclimate. Fortunately for you, Mid-Atlantic Fruit & Vegetable Gardening is written exclusively for gardeners who want to grow edibles in Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, or Washington, D.C.. Author Katie Elzer-Peters, the master gardener responsible for our bestselling Beginner's Illustrated Guide to Gardening (2012), equips you with all the information you need to design your edible garden, tend the soil, maintain your plants throughout their life cycles, and—most importantly—harvest the delicious foods they produce. So whether you live in the Delaware Valley, in the Beltway, or anywhere else in the Mid-Atlantic United States, you'll discover the best fruit and vegetable plants for your garden in this beautiful step-by-step how-to guide . . . and they'll be on your table before you know it.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781591865643
Publisher: Cool Springs Press
Publication date: 11/15/2013
Series: Fruit & Vegetable Gardening Guides Series
Edition description: First
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 625,543
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Katie Elzer-Peters is a horticulturist who writes gardening books, blogs, and articles. A resident of Wilmington, North Carolina, she also teaches classes and runs workshops dedicated to gardening and garden writing. She has a master of science in public garden management and has published several renowned books with Cool Springs Press.

Table of Contents

Dedication 6

Acknowledgments 7

Preface 8

Part I Growing Edibles in the Mid-Atlantic 10

Chapter 1 The Mid-Atlantic Region 16

Chapter 2 Seasonal Gardening 20

Chapter 3 Planning Your Garden 26

Chapter 4 Building Great Soil 32

Chapter 5 Planting Your Garden 40

Chapter 6 Growing Your Garden 50

Garden Maintenance Activities 56

Part II Fruit & Vegetable Profiles

Chapter 7 Fruit & Nut Gardening 74

Trees 88

Fruit Shrubs & Brambles 108

Vining & Garden Fruits 118

Chapter 8 Vegetable & Herb Gardening 128

Cool-Season Gardening Tips & Tricks 131

Cool-Season Vegetables 134

Cool-Season Herbs 176

Warm-Season Gardening Tips & Tricks 186

Warm-Season Vegetables 190

Warm-Season Herbs 218

Resources 238

Glossary 240

Index 249

Meet Katie Elzer-Peters 256

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