Synopses & Reviews
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 vegetablesPopular vegetable selections from arugula to winter squashA variety of common and unusual fruits, nuts, and herbsAdvice 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.
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.
Table of 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
To Till or Not to Till
CHAPTER 4 Growing From Seeds & Plants
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
Meet Charlie Nardozzi