Now in PDF! The unstoppable trend for productive gardening continues-and, to catch the wave, this comprehensive and practical guide to growing your own fruit, vegetables, and herbs will be indispensable for any gardener. Fruit and Vegetable Gardening will quickly become a trusted reference for gardeners at all levels of expertise. It offers all the basics of kitchen gardening-planning, soil preparation, organic manures-and authoritative advice on every aspect of productive growing. A total of 150 individual crops are covered in detail with recommendations for the best cultivars. There is also information on how much your crops will yield; sowing and harvesting times; and which pests and diseases are the biggest threats to your crops and advice on how to deal with them. Whether you have a kitchen garden, a spot in a community garden, a small vegetable patch, or just a collection of pots and window boxes, this is an essential handbook for growing your own.
Plant, Grow, and Eat the Best Edibles for California Gardens
Author: Claire Splan
Examines the elements of climate, soil, sun, and water that affect growing success for more than sixty fruits, vegetables, herbs, and edible flowers with helpful charts and graphs for planning and planting the garden.
Plant, Grow, and Eat the Best Edibles for Northeast Gardens
Author: Charlie Nardozzi
This book includes more than 60 fruits, vegetables, and herbs selected for growing success in the diverse growing conditions of Northeast gardens. Northeast Fruit & 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.
A year-round guide to growing fruit and vegetables
Author: Jo Whittingham
Grow Something to Eat Year-Round is a light, bright new gardening title with a big promise-it sets out to deliver home-grown food from the plot, pot, freezer, or pantry every day of the year. That's easy enough in the summer, when kitchen gardens and allotments are awash with peas, beans, leafy greens, and soft fruit, but not so straightforward in midwinter, when the ground may be frozen solid. Success lies in the planning, and this book is written as a continuum, with sowing, planting, and growing advice for each month to keep the crops coming. There are also features on harvesting, storing, freezing, and preserving crops to enjoy later in the winter months and the early-spring gap when little is ready to harvest. Advice is given on winter polytunnel and greenhouse crops, and indoor seed sprouting, citrus plants, and herbs in pots to help bring fresh tastes to the table in winter. The result is a year-round manual for productive kitchen gardeners, with plenty of growing projects for raised beds and pots to allow smaller-scale gardeners to take part.
Plant, grow, and harvest the best edibles for your garden! Florida Fruit & Vegetable Gardening is an easy-to-use guide to growing edibles in the Sunshine State. Full-color images illustrate the more than 25 fruits and berries featured, and there are also more than 35 recommendations for the best vegetables to grow in this sometimes challenging climate. Helpful growing tips, icons, charts, and maps assist gardeners in planting the right edibles for their exact Florida location. This is the perfect book for longtime Florida gardeners as well as newcomers to the state with its enviable twelve-month growing season. This updated edition of the original Guide to Florida Fruit & Vegetable Gardening (Cool Springs Press, 2010) includes new specimens and cultivars as well as updated information on the outbreak of citrus greening disease that has ravaged orange groves throughout the state, with recommendations on safe practices gardeners should follow. Make your garden healthy and happy with tips from expert gardener and horticulturalist Robert Bowden.
Plant, Grow, and Harvest the Best Edibles - Arizona, Nevada & New Mexico
Author: Jacqueline Soule
DIVMaster the art of edible gardening in the beautiful southwestern United States./divDIV /divDIVSouthwest Fruit & Vegetable Gardening is written exclusively for gardeners who want to grow edibles in Arizona, New Mexico, or Nevada. Co-authors Katie Elzer-Peters and Jacqueline Soule share their bountiful knowledge of edibles in general and the Southwest region in particular, equipping you with all the information you need to design your edible garden, tend the soil, maintain your plants throughout their life cycles, and—most importantly—harvest the delicious foods they produce. So whether you live in the Tucson suburbs, the New Mexico Bootheel, the Mojave Desert, or anywhere else in the southwestern tri-state area, you’ll discover the best fruit and vegetable plants for your garden in this beautiful step-by-step how-to guide . . . and they’ll be on your table before you know it./div
Plant, Grow, and Harvest the Best Edibles - Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, & Wisconsin
Author: Katie Elzer-Peters
This book includes planting, care, and harvesting information for more than 60 fruits, vegetables and herbs; popular selections, from arugula to zucchini; a variety of additional common and unusual fruits, vegetables, and herbs; and advice on garden planning, creating the perfect soil, watering, and more.
Plant, Grow, and Harvest the Best Edibles - Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Utah & Wyoming
Author: Diana Maranhao
DIVMaster the art of edible gardening in one of the United States’ most breathtaking landscapes./divDIV /divDIVIf you’re interested in growing your own fruits and vegetables, you’ve joined the ranks of a blossoming group of DIY gardeners who place a premium on the idea of self-reliance. But like any other kind of gardening, growing edibles is not a one-size-fits-all pursuit: in order to be successful, you’ll need to know not only which plants grow well in your state or region, but also how to grow them with careful methods and a schedule that caters specifically to your local climate. Fortunately for you, Rocky Mountain Fruit & Vegetable Gardening is written exclusively for gardeners who want to grow edibles in Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Utah, or Colorado. Co-authors Katie Elzer-Peters and Diana Mahanao rely on their extensive gardening knowledge and familiarity with the Rocky Mountain region to equip you with all the information you need to design your edible garden, tend the soil, maintain your plants throughout their life cycles, and—most importantly—harvest the delicious foods they produce. So whether you live near the Big Horn Mountains, on the Front Range, along the Green River, or anywhere else in the Rocky Mountain region, you’ll discover the best fruit and vegetable plants for your garden in this beautiful step-by-step how-to guide . . . and they’ll be on your table before you know it./div
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.
Save money and eat fresh with this hands-on guide to home-growing Growing you own produce is the only way to enjoy delicious, garden-fresh fruit and veg all year round. This practical manual gives you the lowdown on everything from finding the right tools and choosing which plants to grow, to nurturing your crops and bringing in your first harvest. The easy-to-follow advice will help you get started straight away and become a confident and successful kitchen gardener. • Get going with growing – discover which plants are best for you and how to make the most of your outdoor space • Prepare your plot – learn how to set up and maintain healthy beds for your fruit and vegetables • Grow tasty veg – choose your favourite veggies from asparagus and broccoli to courgettes, sweet corn and many more • Grow your own fruit salad – get quick results from fast-growing berries and learn to nurture slow-growing tree fruit and exotic greenhouse produce
The Complete A-Z Guide to Growing Your Own Vegetables, Herbs, and Fruits
Author: The Editors of Sunset
Complete instructions for growing over 190 vegetables, herbs, berries, fruits, nuts, and tropical fruits in the ground and in containers. Plans and design ideas for kitchen gardens of all sizes, as well as easy-to-follow guidelines for composting, building raised beds, and more. Growing season details for all regions of the West, including Alaska and Hawaii. Timely tips from edibles experts around the West-British Columbia to New Mexico. More than 300 pages of color photographs, practical advice, and inspiration from the editors of Sunset magazine, the West's authority on gardening.
Expert gardening and horticulturist, Robert Bowden, has written an easy-to-use guide to fruit and vegetable gardening in Florida. Full-color images illustrate the more than 25 citrus, fruits and berries featured, plus more than 35 vegetable recommendations. Helpful icons, charts and maps assist gardeners in planting the right edibles for where they live in Florida. Publisher's Note: Due to the outbreak of citrus greening disease that has ravaged orange groves throughout Florida, we recommend that you inquire with your local Cooperative Extension Service agent to obtain recommendations on safe practices before choosing to add orange or other citrus trees to your home orchard. Due to concern over the spread of this disease, we have replaced the image of a homegrown orange seen on previous editions of this book. Cool Springs Press
Shows how to grow fruit and vegetable crops in containers, including suggestions for which crops will grow best in different types of containers, ideas for how to use them to decorate an outdoor space, and a guide to specific crops.
Grow the Best Fruit and Vegetables for Good Health and Flavor
Author: Clive Blazey,Jane Varkulevicius
This new, totally updated fruit and vegetable book has the most detailed guidance on how to grow vegetables and fruit successfully in your own back yard. It is written by Australians for Australian conditions. Based on 30 years of experience at the Digger's Club gardens, it covers over 240 vegetables and herbs, and 188 fruits, nuts and berries. This is a guide for all climates and even the tiniest garden spaces. It explains how to make compost, and shows how you can save $1,000's growing your own produce.
Creative Ways to Grow Herbs, Fruits, and Vegetables in Your Home
Author: Zia Allaway
Grow herbs, vegetables, and flowers in your home that look amazing and taste even better with Indoor Edible Garden. Featuring 28 innovative step-by-step projects, Indoor Edible Garden is a highly visual guide full of practical tips and stylish ideas for how to create edible indoor gardens using whatever space you have available-from balconies and windowsills to countertops, walls, and even ceilings. Inspiring from the start, this book shows off its lush garden projects through beautiful design and full-color photographs. Reference more than 30 profiles of the top herbs, edible flowers, fruiting plants, and vegetables, then, follow DIY project templates to grow your gardens into beautiful home decor. The step-by-step instructions include how to create a hanging garden "globe" with chili and basil plants, how to make the growing area for herbs just right so they will flourish, and more. Plus, Indoor Edible Garden includes straightforward explanations of scientific methods such as artificial lighting and hydroponics and key techniques for planting, drainage, and harvesting. Indoor Edible Garden helps create stunning and edible home decor so your living space will be fruitful-and beautiful-all year round.