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California Fruit & Vegetable Gardening (Fruit & Vegetable Gardening Guides)

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

There’s no substitute for the fresh, homegrown taste of fruits and vegetables harvested from a California garden.
 
Whether you garden in the southern, central, or northern part of the state, California Fruit & Vegetable Gardening has the answers to your how-to-grow questions.
 
This easy-to-follow guide features:
Planting, care, and harvesting information for more than 60 edibles
Popular vegetable selections from artichokes to turnips
A variety of common and unusual fruits, nuts, and herbs
Advice on garden planning, creating the perfect soil, watering, and more
 
We’ve seen the commercials, and we all know the stereotypes about California: blue skies, endless sunshine, orange groves, rolling vineyards, everything healthy, lush, and green.
 
The reality is that while gardening in California is in many ways a remarkably easy endeavor, it can be quite challenging to figure out what to do when. California is not a small place, and it is known for its diverse environment. There aren’t just a few USDA horticultural zones running through the state; there are twelve of them. California Fruit & Vegetable Gardening tells you everything you need to know to be successful.
 
No matter if you want to plant a large plot, just a container garden, or a tasty kitchen garden, you’ll be sure to find California Fruit & Vegetable Gardening an invaluable resource. It’s the next best thing to having a master gardener as your neighbor.

Synopsis:

California abounds with edible selections to grow in the diverse conditions of the state. California Fruit and Vegetable Gardening addresses the critical elements of climate, soil, sun, and water that affects growing success. More than sixty fruits, vegetables, herbs, and edible flowers are highlighted, and helpful charts and graphs for planning and planting the garden are included.

About the Author

 
Claire Splan is a freelance writer and editor in Alameda, California. After buying her first house in 2002, she began taking horticulture classes at Merritt College and remaking the gardens at her home. She wrote about her experiences there and her growing interest in gardening and environmental issues at her garden blog, An Alameda Garden (www.alamedagarden.blogspot.com). She has written for several gardening websites and her writing on books and other topics have appeared in such publications as the San Francisco Chronicle, Rosebud, and Firsts magazine. Claire is a member of the Garden Writers Association and has a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Southern California and an M.A. in Writing from the University of San Francisco.

 

Table of Contents

Contents

Dedication

Acknowledgments

Where in California Are You? The USDA Hardiness Zone Map

Gardening in california

Growing Your Own: The Garden

  How to Get Started

  Starting at the Beginning with Seeds

  Creating the Perfect Soil

  Watering & Other Necessities

Pests & Diseases

  Bugs

  Diseases

Fruits, Herbs, Nuts & Vegetables

Almond

Apple

Apricot

Artichoke

Asparagus

Avocado

Banana

Basil

Bean

Beet

Blueberry

Brambleberry

Broccoli

Brussels sprouts

Cabbage

Carrot

Cauliflower

Celery

Cherry

Cilantro

Citrus

Corn

Cucumber

Eggplant

Fig

Garlic

Grape

Guava

Kale

Kiwi

Kohlrabi

Leek

Lettuce

Loquat

Melon

Okra

Olive

Onion

Parsley

Parsnip

Passion fruit

Peas

Peach

Pear

Pecan

Pepper

Persimmon

Pineapple guava

Plum

Pomegranate

Potato

Quince

Radish

Rhubarb

Spinach

Squash

Strawberry

Sweet potato

Swiss chard

Thyme

Tomato

Turnip

Glossary

Resources

For Further Reading

Photography Credits

Garden Notes

Index

Meet Claire Splan

Product Details

ISBN:
9781591865285
Author:
Splan, Claire
Publisher:
Cool Springs Press
Author:
Editors of Cool Springs Press
Subject:
Gardening : General
Subject:
Vegetable gardening
Subject:
California gardening
Subject:
fruit gardening
Subject:
Fruit
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Fruit and Vegetable Gardening Guides
Publication Date:
20120431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
10 x 7 in

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California abounds with edible selections to grow in the diverse conditions of the state. California Fruit and Vegetable Gardening addresses the critical elements of climate, soil, sun, and water that affects growing success. More than sixty fruits, vegetables, herbs, and edible flowers are highlighted, and helpful charts and graphs for planning and planting the garden are included.

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