3-Step Vegetable Gardening

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Creative Homeowner, Sep 30, 2008 - Gardening - 223 pages
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Many people would love to enjoy eating super-fresh homegrown produce but don't know how. Starting with what varieties to plant through how to tend their garden and when and how to harvest the fruits of thei labors, this book is the complete vegetable gardening system for busy people. The book breaks things down into three simple steps: sow, grow, and harvest.Readers will learn how to set their garden; how to install raised beds and a watering system; and why the time spent getting ready to sow will be repaid many times over during the summer. They will find out how to grow, learning all about mulches and weed covers, garden sites, and planting plans. Then day by day through the growing season, they will see how to make their garden grow. And finally they'll learn how to tell when it's time to harvest and how to store vegetables they can't eat right away.
By spending growing their own vegetables, readers will enjoy crops harvested at the peak of perfection, bringing food from garden to table in minutes flat. And they'll be eating the freshest home-grown vegetables, herbs, and fruit available instead of the underripe or limp, sickly offerings so often found in supermarkets.

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3-Step Vegetable Gardening: The Quick and Easy Way to Grow Super-Fresh Produce

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Seemingly ideal for the casual gardener or hobbyist, this is a good beginner's primer with a wee bit of everything. Information is presented succinctly and readably with many bright and cheerful ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Sally Roth has lived and gardened in three distinct climates, Pacific Northwest, Midwest, and Northeast and has visited gardens around the country. Because of this experience, Sally avoids a shortcoming of many garden writers who become so focused on conditions in their garden that they don't take account of problems gardeners experience in other parts of the country. Sally is the co-author of Rodale's Successful Organic Gardening: Companion Planting (1994) and has also co-written Taylor's Guide to Fruits and Berries (1996). She wrote The Successful Herb Gardener: Growing and Using Herbs--Quickly and Easily (Country Living Gardener, 2005). She has written many other gardening books and currently lives in New Harmony, Indiana. Steve Mercer has worked for the past 25 years on one of the UK's leading gardening magazines (Garden: Which), researching, testing, and writing about all kinds of vegetables, techniques, and equipment. He has run two large vegetable gardens and is just about to start a third from scratch. Despite this, he can't resist growing vegetables and herbs in pots and in the back garden, too, for extra fresh produce. Steve lives in the United Kingdom and is a member of the RHS vegetable trials committee.

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