Food Lovers Garden

Food Lovers Garden

by Angelo M. Pellegrini

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ISBN-13: 9780307820259
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/18/2012
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 253
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

ANGELO PELLEGRINI’s first book, The Unprejudiced Palate, was published in 1948, and was followed by Immigrant’s Return in 1951, Americans by Choice in 1956, and Wine and the Good Life in 1965. For some time his column “Notes on Enjoyment of Bread and Wine” appeared in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, and for the past year the Seattle Times has been running his series “Native Land Revisited.”  His native land is Italy, where he was born in 1904 in Cassabianca. He came to this country when he was ten years old and grew up in McCleary, Washington, where he attended the public schools. He graduated from the University of Washington, where he also received a Ph.D. in English literature, and has taught English there since 1930. He and his family make their home in Seattle.

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The Food Lover's Garden 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
monado on LibraryThing 5 months ago
This is a very pleasant book about gardening and growing the best herbs and vegetables. It is well illustrated with line drawings. It covers both food and gardening, but the emphasis is on gardening. This is the book that finally explained to me how to plan a garden and plant in waves depending on the plant's hardiness. Many Canadians don't start to garden until Victoria Day, when frosts are safely over; but there are many vegetables, such as peas and lettuce, that do better in cool weather. You can start some plants eight weeks before the expected date of the last frost, while others should not be set out until two weeks after it. Then the early harvest can be replaced by a second crop of something else that will mature in the fall. Pellegrini describes many varieties but especially recommends some that are much better home-grown and fresh than in the tough, shippable varieties. Pellegrini also gives planting methods including type of soil, cultivation methods, depth, and spacing. He also gives methods for starting plants from seed indoors for an earlier harvest.