Desert Gardening: Fruits & Vegetables: The Complete Guide
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
LibraryThing ReviewUser 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