Synopses & Reviews
Growing vegetables requires regionally specific information--what to plant, when to plant it, and when to harvest are based on climate, weather, and first frost. The Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Mountain States tackles this need head on, with regionally specific growing information written by local gardening expert, Mary Ann Newcomer. This region includes Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, eastern Washington and Oregon, northern Nevada, and the southernmost parts of Alberta and Saskatchewan.
Monthly planting guides show exactly what you can do in the garden from January through December. The skill sets go beyond the basics with tutorials on seed saving, worm bins, and more. This book also includes a comprehensive gardening primer and an A to Z of edibles--a detailed, invaluable source for the region's tried-and-tested varieties.
Author Mary Ann Newcomer provides a detailed guide to gardening inthe intermountain west region of the United States, a region including Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, eastern Washingtonand Oregon, northern Nevada, and the southernmost parts of Alberta and Saskatchewan. This comprehensive guide covers a wide range ofregionally specific growing information including what to plant, when to plant, and accurate harvest time considering climate,weather, and first frost. In-depth monthly planning guides offer specific instructions throughout the year and extensive tutorialsteach essential skills such as indoor sowing, seed saving, and construction of a compost bin. Included is an alphabetized list ofedibles with specific growing, harvesting, and seed saving instructions for each, accompanied by an easy-to-read planting andharvesting chart. Of note are the meticulous, hand-drawn illustrations adding helpful detail to various projects and an aesthetic flourish to the book as a whole.Annotation ©2014 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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