Desert Gardening: Fruits & Vegetables: The Complete Guide

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Hachette Books, Apr 22, 1991 - Gardening - 282 pages
An illustrated guide to growing plentiful fruits and vegetables in the driest of American climates
Wherever you live in the desert--up to 3,500-feet elevation--this guide is for you. Enjoy plentiful fruits and vegetables from your desert garden. Desert gardening expert George Brookbank will help you with your desert garden.
Two books in one . . . A tremendous reference tool you'll use all year 'round!
1. Complete how-to-do-it guide--Drip irrigation and watering
--How to prepare desert soil
--Which plant and tree varieties to choose
--Citrus: Watering, pruning, fertilizing
--New varieties for favorites: tomatoes, strawberries, grapes, melonsAnd the unusual . . .
Low-chill applesOriental vegetablesYard-long beans--New chapters on hydroponics and alternatives to poisonous chemicals
2. Week-by-week desert calendar--Learn how to work with the desert's short seasons, hot weather, insects, and soils--When to plant--When to prune
Over 650 photographs

Great for Arizona, California, New Mexico, Nevada, and Texas!

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User Review  - Lcanon - LibraryThing

I bought this book when I moved out to Nevada. At that time there weren't a lot of desert gardening books around and I found this one very useful, though it dealt with gardening in Arizona, which has ... Read full review

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User Review  - abeckert23 - LibraryThing

Nice reference book and interesting. Dry to read though and difficult to navigate because of the layout. Could do with an update. Read full review

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About the author (1991)

George Brookbank started his professional career as an Agricultural Officer in Tanganyika Territory in Africa. Since 1971 he has been Extension Agent, Urban Horticulture, at the Extension Garden Center of the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. He writes a weekly column for the Tucson Daily Citizen, has a Saturday morning radio show on stations KFLT and KGVY and a weekly television program on Channel 4 KVOA, and has a monthly call-in program on radio station KNST.

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