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You Bet Your Garden Guide to Growing Great Tomatoes: How to Grow Great Tasting Tomatoes in Any Backyard, Garden, or Container

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From backyards to terraces, this deliciously funny little book is also a serious guide on how to start and nurture an heirloom tomato patch. Radio host and master gardener Mike McGrath has a growing legion of fans who love his trademark wit. In You Bet Your Garden Guide to Growing Great Tomatoes, McGrath doesn't disappoint, delivering both sound advice and plenty of laughs to help gardeners beat the heat and have a great tomato harvest. In this book McGrath explains why readers should grow their own tomatoes in the first place: You just can't beat the taste. Tomatoes are the most popular home garden vegetable crop, and heirloom tomatoes are older, open-pollinated varieties that have stood the test of time. More and more gardeners are finding heirloom vegetables to be superior in flavor, color and disease resistance to the more common hybrid commercial varieties. Based on McGrath's personal adventures in tomato-growing, You Bet Your Garden Guide to Growing Great Tomatoes guides would-be gardeners through choosing seeds, germinating, planting, staking, caging, nurturing, watering and harvesting homegrown tomatoes. Readers also get tips on how to control pests and deal with disease. Along the way, he weaves in fascinating tomato lore and tips. This is a book for everyone who loves to laugh, loves to eat, and loves to grow beautiful tomatoes.

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How Does Your Garden Grow? With expert techniques and tips flavored with the irreverent wit that makes his nationally syndicated Public Radio show, You Bet Your Garden, such a hit, organic gardener Mike McGrath shows gardeners of all skis levels how to grow a wide variety of great-tasting tomatoes anywhere they have a place to plant seeds. Whether you have an entire backyard to work with or only a terrace, McGrath explains why you should grow your own tomatoes: You just can't beat the taste. Tomatoes are the most popular home garden vegetable crop, and whether you appreciate the enhanced flavor of heirloom tomatoes or want to grow disease-resistant hybrids, the techniques explained in this book allow all varieties to thrive. Based on McGrath's personal adventures in tomato-growing, You Bet Your Garden Guide to Growing Great Tomatoes directs you through choosing sees, germinating, planting, staking, and caging, nurturing, watering, and harvesting homegrown tomatoes. If you love to laugh, love to eat, and love to grow beautiful tomatoes, you'll love this book!

Synopsis:

Organic gardener Mike McGrath shows gardeners of all skill levels how to grow a wide variety of great tasting tomatoes anywhere they have a place to plant seeds.

About the Author

Mike McGrath is editor-at-large for Organic Gardening and is the former editor-in-chief. He writes a monthly column, "Mike McGrath's Tall Tales," and answers questions on the magazine's website. McGrath's "You Bet Your Garden" airs weekly on National Public Radio. He has made frequent guest appearances on NBC's Weekend Today and NPR's "All Things Considered". --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Table of Contents

Why Am I doing This Instead of Enjoying My Summer? Chapter 1: Picking Your Tomatoes (Do all of these things have funny, rude or mysterious names?) Chapter 2: The Joy of Germination (Or, Killing Your Own Tomatoes From Seed.) Chapter 3: The Art of Tomato Planting (You Want Me to BURY them? You MONSTER!) Chapter 4: Staking and Caging (No, not "or," "AND"! Got it?! "Staking AND Caging"! Chapter 5: Food, Water, and Basic Keeping-Alive Skills (Oops, you mean I shouldn't have watered them each and every day?) Chapter 6: Pest Control (Am I the only creature around here NOT eating my tomatoes???) Chapter 7: Dealing With Disease (Can't we just take them to the hospital?) Chapter 8: The Harvest and Beyond (Aren't they supposed to stop being green at some point?) (So this one here cost me about 49 bucks, right?) (Can the kids use the green ones to play Mr. Tomato Head?) Cool-Stuff Sources Acknowledgments

Product Details

ISBN:
9781565237100
Author:
Mcgrath, Mike
Publisher:
Fox Chapel Publishing
Author:
McGrath, Mike
Subject:
Vegetables
Subject:
Gardening-Vegetable
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Publication Date:
20120431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
photos and illustrations throughout
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
9 x 7.5 in

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"Synopsis" by , How Does Your Garden Grow? With expert techniques and tips flavored with the irreverent wit that makes his nationally syndicated Public Radio show, You Bet Your Garden, such a hit, organic gardener Mike McGrath shows gardeners of all skis levels how to grow a wide variety of great-tasting tomatoes anywhere they have a place to plant seeds. Whether you have an entire backyard to work with or only a terrace, McGrath explains why you should grow your own tomatoes: You just can't beat the taste. Tomatoes are the most popular home garden vegetable crop, and whether you appreciate the enhanced flavor of heirloom tomatoes or want to grow disease-resistant hybrids, the techniques explained in this book allow all varieties to thrive. Based on McGrath's personal adventures in tomato-growing, You Bet Your Garden Guide to Growing Great Tomatoes directs you through choosing sees, germinating, planting, staking, and caging, nurturing, watering, and harvesting homegrown tomatoes. If you love to laugh, love to eat, and love to grow beautiful tomatoes, you'll love this book!
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