Synopses & Reviews
The best of Dick Raymond's vegetable gardening wisdom--his proven methods for raised beds, wide rows, and other simple techniques that promise a bigger harvest with much less work--is here in one comprehensive guide. Raymond covers everything from preparing the soil to starting plants, stopping weeds, caring for your garden through the season, and even storing your bounty in a root cellar.
In this bestselling gardening "bible" Dick Raymond shares his proven methods for raised beds, wide rows, and other techniques for a bigger harvest with less work.
Full of useful tips and practical garden wisdom, this straightforward guide shows you everything you need to know to grow a more bountiful harvest with less work. Stressing the utility of raised beds and wide rows, gardening expert Dick Raymond shares his time-tested techniques for preparing the soil, starting plants, and controlling weeds. With helpful photographs, clear charts, and profiles of reliable garden vegetables, Joy of Gardening will inspire you to grow your best crop ever.
The best of Dick Raymond's vegetable gardening wisdom is illustrated with full-color photos and at-a-glance charts that make his methods accessible to any gardener.
Garden Way's Joy of Gardening can show anyone, anywhere, how to turn any patch of ground into a lush, bountiful vegetables garden.
About the Author
Most gardeners are grateful that internationally known garden expert Dick Raymond has compiled the vast knowledge shared in his popular Garden Way television program, Joy of Gardening, into book form. He's also written Down-to-Earth Gardening Know-How for the 90's, among other books. Dick was head vegetable gardening specialist at Garden Way Gardens in Vermont for 15 years where the Joy of Gardening television series was filmed. He also gardened and cared for plots in Texas, Florida, Georgia, and on the West Coast for Garden Way. Over 40 years of hands-on experience have made Dick a very respected gardener and teacher.
Table of Contents
1 My Wide Row Gardening System
2 Getting the Soil Ready
3 Starting Plants
4 Stop Weeds Cold
5 Garden Care
6 Green Manures
7 The Root Cellar
8 A Vegetable Treasury: The Bean Family, The Cabbage Family, Corn, Eggplant, The Greens Family, Okra, The Onion Family, Peanuts, Peppers, Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes, The Root Crop Family, Sunflowers, Tomatoes, The Vine Crop Family, Garden Perennials
9 Handy Garden Charts