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Northeast Fruit & Vegetable Gardening (Fruit & Vegetable Gardening Guides)

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Publisher Comments:

There’s no substitute for the fresh, homegrown taste of fruits and vegetables harvested from a Northeast garden.
 
Whether you garden in the southern, central, or northern part of the region, Northeast 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 fruits and vegetables
Popular vegetable selections from arugula to winter squash
A variety of common and unusual fruits, nuts, and herbs
Advice on garden design, building the soil, storing and preserving your harvest, and more
 
Northeasterners pride themselves on the ethics of self-sufficiency and frugality. Perhaps that’s why more are planting their own food gardens than ever before. It helps ensure the produce you’re eating is safe, fresh, and healthy. It’s a win-win!
 
The variety of terrains, soils, and circumstances where you can garden in the Northeast is remarkable. From the rocky crags of coastal Maine to the mountains of the Adirondacks, the Northeast has a varied topography that makes gardening exciting, sometimes challenging, but also very rewarding. Whether you’re an urban gardener in Boston or cultivating your garden in the wide-open spaces of Vermont, you’ll be sure to find Northeast Fruit & Vegetable Gardening an invaluable resource. It’s the next best thing to having a master gardener as your neighbor.
 
So let’s get growing in the Northeast! Northeast Fruit & Vegetable Gardening tells you everything you need to know to be successful.

Synopsis:

This book includes more than 60 fruits, vegetables, and herbs selected for growing success in the diverse growing conditions of Northeast gardens. Northeast Fruit and Vegetable Gardening addresses the climate, soil, sun, and water conditions that affect growing success and includes advice for extending the growing season. Each plant profile highlights planting, growing, watering, and care information. Helpful charts and graphs assist gardeners in knowing when to plant and harvest.

About the Author

Charlie Nardozzi is a nationally recognized garden writer, speaker, and radio and television personality. He brings expert gardening information to home gardeners through radio, television, talks, on-line, and the printed page. Charlie delights in making gardening information simple, easy, fun, and accessible to everyone. His energy, exuberance, and love of the natural world also make him an exciting public speaker and presenter. Charlie has authored 3 books, has his own radio and television shows, and is a well-known public speaker.

 

www.charlienardozzi.com

 

Table of Contents

Contents

Dedication & Acknowledgments

USDA Cold Hardiness Zone Map

CHAPTER 1 Gardening in the Northeast

  First and Last Frost Date in the Northeast

CHAPTER 2 Locating & Designing Your Garden

  Sun in the Garden

  Locating the Garden

  Different Garden Designs

CHAPTER 3 Building Great Soil

  Making Compost

  Water Drainage

  To Till or Not to Till

CHAPTER 4 Growing From Seeds & Plants

  Seeding

  Transplanting

  Hardening Off

  Planting

CHAPTER 5 Maintaining the Garden

  Thinning & Succession Planting

  Staking & Supports

  What’s with the Weeds?

  Watering: Infrequent & Deep

  Keeping Your Plants Well Fed

  Choosing the Right Fertilizer

CHAPTER 6 Pests: the Good, the Bad & the Ugly

  What’s Bugging You?

  Some Bad Bugs

  Getting Rid of DiseasesWhat Are You Spraying?

  Welcome to Animal House

CHAPTER 7 Storing & Preserving the Harvest

  Storing Fresh Vegetables & Fruits

  Preserving the Bounty

CHAPTER 8 Vegetables, herbs & fruits

VEGETABLES

Artichoke

Arugula

Asian Greens

Asparagus

Bean

Beet

Broccoli

Brussels Sprouts

Cabbage

Carrot

Cauliflower

Celeriac

Celery

Collards

Cucumber

Eggplant

Endive

Garlic

Jerusalem

Artichoke

Kale

Kohlrabi

Leek

Lettuce

Melon

Mesclun Mix

Okra

Onion

Parsnip

Peas

Pepper

Potato

Pumpkin

Radish

Spinach

Summer Squash

Sweet Corn

Sweet Potato

Swiss Chard

Tomatillo

Tomato

Turnip

Watermelon

Winter Squash

HERBS

Basil

Cilantro

Dill

Florence

Fennel

Parsley

FRUITS

Apple

Blueberry

Brambles

Cherry

Currant &

Gooseberry

Grape

Peach

Pear

Plum

Rhubarb

Strawberry

Resources

Glossary

Photography Credits

Index

Meet Charlie Nardozzi

Product Details

ISBN:
9781591865292
Subtitle:
Plant, Grow, and Eat the Best Edibles for Northeast Gardens
Author:
Cool Springs Press
Author:
Editors of Cool Springs Press
Author:
Nardozzi, Charlie
Publisher:
Cool Springs Press
Subject:
Gardening : General
Subject:
Vegetable gardening
Subject:
Northeast gardening
Subject:
fruit gardening
Subject:
Fruit
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Guide to Fruit & Vegetable Gardening
Publication Date:
20120423
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
136 color images and 1 illustration
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
10 x 7 in

Related Subjects

Home and Garden » Gardening » Fruit Gardening
Home and Garden » Gardening » Gardens of the United States
Home and Garden » Gardening » General
Home and Garden » Gardening » Vegetable

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This book includes more than 60 fruits, vegetables, and herbs selected for growing success in the diverse growing conditions of Northeast gardens. Northeast Fruit and Vegetable Gardening addresses the climate, soil, sun, and water conditions that affect growing success and includes advice for extending the growing season. Each plant profile highlights planting, growing, watering, and care information. Helpful charts and graphs assist gardeners in knowing when to plant and harvest.

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