The Beginnerís Guide to Growing Heirloom Vegetables: The 100 Easiest-to-Grow, Tastiest-to-Eat Vegetables for Your Garden (Google eBook)

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Timber Press, Jan 11, 2012 - Gardening - 288 pages
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Are heirloom vegetables more difficult to grow than conventional hybrids? The Beginner's Guide to Growing Heirloom Vegetables debunks this myth by highlighting the 100 heirloom vegetables that are the easiest to grow and the tastiest to eat.

Marie Iannotti makes it simple for beginning gardeners to jump on the heirloom trend by presenting an edited list based on years of gardening trial and error. Her plant criteria is threefold: The 100 plants must be amazing to eat, bring something unique to the table, and ó most importantly ó they have to be unfussy and easy to grow. Her list includes garden favorites like the meaty and mellow 'Lacinato' Kale, the underused and earthy 'Turkish Orange' Eggplant, and the unexpected sweetness of 'Apollo' Arugula.

Plant profiles include color photographs, flavor notes, and growing tips ó everything beginning gardeners need to successfully grow a variety of heirloom vegetables.

  

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Review: The Beginner's Guide to Growing Heirloom Vegetables: The 100 Easiest-to-Grow, Tastiest-to-Eat Vegetables for Your Garden

User Review  - Philip - Goodreads

Informative with beautiful pictures. I'd call this the artistic heirloom gardener's vegetable selection. Not a huge variety, but Ianotti has chosen some of her favorites (based on taste, versatility, beauty and other categories) from years of gardening. Read full review

Review: The Beginner's Guide to Growing Heirloom Vegetables: The 100 Easiest-to-Grow, Tastiest-to-Eat Vegetables for Your Garden

User Review  - Mathew Carruthers - Goodreads

Excellent advice and guidelines for growing heirloom vegetables, usable by gardeners of any experience level. The information is presented in an easy to follow format and includes tips for growing ... Read full review

Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
9
HEIRLOOM VEGETABLES AND WHY WE PRIZE THEM
11
100 FAVORITE HEIRLOOM VEGETABLES
18
CREATING YOUR OWN HEIRLOOMS
229
GLOSSARY
238
HARDINESS ZONES
239
RESOURCES
240
SUGGESTED READING
242
INDEX
244
PHOTOGRAPHY CREDITS
250
Copyright

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About the author (2012)

Marie Iannotti is a longtime Master Gardener the former owner of Yore Vegetables, an heirloom seedling nursery. She also served as a Cornell Cooperative Extension Horticulture educator and as a Master Gardener program coordinator. Her writing has been featured in newspapers and magazines throughout the country and she has appeared on Martha Stewart Living Radio and National Public Radio. She is the former editor of The Mid-Hudson Gardening Guide. She lives in Lake Katrine, NY.

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