Synopses & Reviews
From planning and planting to harvesting, this is the most comprehensive and authoritative guide to growing your own vegetables and herbs. That's good news for gardeners everywhere, as the "eat local" movement continues to gain momentum across the country. What to grow? Where to plant it? How to get the most from your garden? It's all in here. First-rate gardening pros share their expertise on designing a garden of any size, as well as fundamentals about soil, irrigation, pest control, crop rotation, and more. With detailed advice on growing 85 crops, plus sidebars on how to make a garden as attractive as it is productive, readers will delight in finding all the information they'll ever need on vegetable gardening in one place.
First-rate gardening pros share their expertise on designing a garden of any size, as well as fundamentals about soil, irrigation, pest control, crop rotation, and more.
About the Author
Editor RUTH LIVELY is a former editor of "Fine Gardening "and "Kitchen Gardener." She brings decades of experience and expertise in growing vegetables to the task of organizing and presenting the very best information on the subject.
Table of Contents
Part One: The Basics of Vegetable Gardening
Chapter 1: Designing Your Garden
Chapter 2: Structures and Hardscape
Chapter 3: Garden Fundamentals
Chapter 4: Planning and Planting
Chapter 5: The Healthy Garden
Chapter 6: The Science of Gardening
VEGETABLES Artichoke/Cardoon Arugula Asian greens Asparagus Bean Beet Broccoli Broccoli raab Brussels sprouts Cabbage Cabbage, Chinese Carrot Cauliflower Celery, Celeriac Chard Chicory, witloof Chicory, green Cornsalad/mace Corn Cucumber Dandelion Eggplant Endive, escarole False Spinaches Favas Fennel Garlic Greens, Southern Herbs Kale Kohlrabi Leek Lettuce Melon Mizuna Okra Onion, bulb Onion, scallion Parsley, parsley root Parsnip Peas Pepper Potato Radicchio Radish Rhubarb Rutabaga Sea kale Sorrel Spinach Squash, summer Squash, winter Sweet potatoes Tomatillos Tomato TurnipHERBS Basil Chervil Chives Coriander/Cilanto Dill Edible flowers Fennel Lemongrass Lavender Lemon balm Lemon verbena Lovage Mint Mustard Oregano/marjorm Parsley Perilla Rosemary Saffron Sage Salad burnet Savory Scented geraniums Sorrel Tarragon Thyme Glossary
USDA Hardiness Zone Map