The Complete Idiot's Guide to Vegetable Gardening (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Jan 21, 2009 - Gardening - 336 pages
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Perhaps it's because of the uncertainty that surrounds the safety of produce purchased in the grocery store these days. Perhaps it's because people are looking for fun, inexpensive hobbies to dive into. Or perhaps it's because there's nothing like the taste of fresh fruits and veggies grown in the backyard. But whatever the reason, readers need advice on gardening now more than ever before. And The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Vegetable Gardening is just the place to turn.

In this book, expert authors Daria Price Bowman and Carl A. Price provide information on:

Expert techniques for planning and plotting a gardenUnderstanding what's necessary for soil nourishmentPlanting seeds and seedlingsGrowing fruits, vegetables, berries, and moreCultivating medicinal and healing herbsRecognizing and preventing the most common plant diseasesIdentifying and eliminating weedsPruning and trimming plantsKnowing when to harvestDeciding whether to can, dry, or freeze

A comprehensive, easy-to-read book, The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Vegetable Gardening is an excellent resource for anyone interested in growing fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

  

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User Review  - Russell - Goodreads

I tried gardening with limited success so I thought some information would a good thing. This book is a solid beginners book, at least for me. I enjoyed it, it had enough information to help me understand the basics and it was easy to read. Next spring I'll see if the advice helps me :) Read full review

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User Review  - Carol Harlow - Goodreads

I am a real beginner when it comes to gardening! We've had a few gardens, and although we did produce vegetables, I encountered lots of problems. I have found lots of answers to the problems that we ... Read full review

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Contents

Why Grow Food When the Grocery Store Is So Close By?
1
Growing Your Own Food
3
What Kind of Garden Do You Want?
13
Do It in Style
21
Essential Planning
31
Tools of the Gardening Trade
33
Location Is Key
45
Plotting and Planning
55
Planting the Basics
137
More Great Veggies
149
Back to Your Roots
161
Growing Herbs
173
Exotic and Unusual Edibles
187
Growing Fruits
201
Keeping lt Growing
209
Weeding and Watering
211

Design Dilemma
67
Getting Ready to Plant
79
The Science of Soil
81
Tilling and Toiling
91
Plant Biology 101
103
Seeds and Seedlings
113
How to Plant
125
What to Plant
135
Feeding
227
Pests Diseases and Blight
239
Trimming Deadheading and Closing Up Shop
253
Troubleshooting
261
Reaping the Rewards
273
Harvest Time
275
Next Years Garden
285
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

Daria Price Bowman is a writer and garden designer who has written books and articles on nearly every aspect of gardening. A former Master Gardener with the Penn State County Extension, she has taught gardening classes, lectured to garden clubs and other organizations, and served as a judge for garden competitions.

Carl A. Price, Professor Emeritus of Plant Biochemistry at Rutgers University, has written and co-written hundreds of scientific papers, lectured internationally, written textbooks, and served as editor of The Plant Molecular Biology Reporter. In retirement, he continues to write, edit, and manage the database of plant accessions at the Quail Botanical Garden in Encinitas, California.

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