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Make your backyard a farmer's market with Vegetable, Fruit, & Herb Gardening
If you want the freshest fruits, vegetables, and herbs around, why not grow them yourself? Home gardens are a great way to slash your grocery budget and eat great food throughout the year. Vegetable, Fruit, & Herb Gardening from Better Homes and Gardens is packed with simple step-by-step guidance on starting your own easy and affordable kitchen garden.
The book includes explanatory diagrams, photographs and charts, and clear instructions that make planting, feeding, and harvesting your garden a breeze. This easy-to-follow guide covers it all-from container gardens, to large-scale garden projects, to a little herb garden on the balcony.
- Features more than 150 encyclopedia entries of vegetables, fruits, and herbs with step-by-step instructions on planting, growing, and harvesting
- Illustrated with more than 450 beautiful full-color photographs that offer helpful guidance and plenty of inspiration
- Includes special sections on storing your harvested foods as well as tips on composting and helpful seasonality charts
- Offers garden projects and planting plans with shopping lists for tools and plants.
Whether you want to start a major new edible garden project or just add a little fresh produce to your pantry, Vegetable, Fruit, & Herb Gardeningis the easy-to-understand, comprehensive guide you need.
This comprehensive guide to homegrown fruits, vegetables, and herbs is perfect for gardeners of all skill levels.
Over 150 garden projects, with handy shopping lists for tools and ingredients, and step-by-step instructions on planting, growing, and harvesting seasonal bounty. More than 450 beautiful full-color photos throughout, including helpful step-by-step photos to guide the reader through critical steps and innovative project ideas. The focus of the book will be on setting up an edible garden at home, whether it be small tomato plants or windowsill planters filled with aromatic herbs, to large-scale beds of greens Special sections on how to store your bounty and tips on composting at home Tips from the Garden Doctor throughout the help troubleshoot common problems Includes helpful seasonality charts and comprehensive encyclopedic listings of food crops to easily identify common varieties, where they grow and how to care for them.
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Table of Contents
from garden to table.
Explore the many benefits of homegrown produce.
Grow your own.
What to grow.
climates and seasons.
Let climate and seasons guide your planting for a bountiful harvest.
Know your zone.
Edibles and climate.
Extend the season.
growing produce in pots.
Container gardens make it possible to harvest fresh food outside your door.
Plant a pot.
edibles in the landscape.
From backyard vegetable gardens to fruit trees as front yard accents, edibles are at home throughout the landscape.
Fertile, workable soil produces the tastiest fruits, vegetables, and herbs.
All about soil.
Hardy tree fruits, citrus, and fruiting shrubs are covered in this in-depth guide to growing fruit.
ALL ABOUT PRUNING.
Spur fruiting trees and shrubs to produce abundantly with a few basic pruning practices.
Provide plants with the water they need to thrive while conserving the valuable resource.
When to water.
Ways to water.
Each entry describes when and how to plant, how to manage pests, and harvest tips.
Favorite vegetables, such as tomatoes and peppers, are highlighted as well as lesser-known plants.
Prevent and manage common garden pests with easy tips and the pest encyclopedia.
All about pests.
Starting plants from seed or transplants is easy with these growing tips.
How to start.
Culinary herbs are productive and easy to grow. The encyclopedia covers planting basics and shares tips for usingherbs in the kitchen.
Use these easy-to-follow planting plans to create your homegrown feast.