The Veggie Gardener's Answer Book: Solutions to Every Problem You'll Ever Face; Answers to Every Question You'll Ever Ask

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Storey Publishing, Mar 26, 2008 - Gardening - 432 pages
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Barbara Ellis provides expert answers for all of your toughest vegetable-growing questions. Designed to be used as an in-the-garden reference, this sturdy little volume is packed with helpful information on everything from planning a garden and sowing seeds to battling pests and harvesting organic crops. With clever tricks to cut down on weed growth, secrets for maximizing production in confined growing spaces, and fail-safe watering guidelines, you’ll have the know-how and inspiration to grow your most abundant vegetable garden ever. 


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User Review  - amerynth - LibraryThing

Very comprehensive book that tells you most everything you need to know about vegetable gardening. I particularly liked the crop by crop section, which addresses common problems with each crop. After reading this book, I felt like I knew a lot more about what was going on in my vegetable patch. Read full review

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User Review  - Livana - LibraryThing

Super useful book. My husband and I love growing vegetables, but we're not very knowledgeable on the "how-to". This book gives you information about how to grow just about any kind of vegetables. Definitely going into our reference library. Read full review


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About the author (2008)

Barbara W. Ellis is a freelance writer, editor, and lifelong gardener. She is the author of many gardening books, including The Veggie Gardener’s Answer Book, Deckscaping, Shady Retreats, and Covering Ground. She holds a B.S. in horticulture from the Ohio State University, Columbus, and a B.A. from Kenyon College. She has worked as managing editor at Rodale Press and as publications director for the American Horticultural Society and is affiliated with the Hardy Plant Society Mid-Atlantic Group, the Garden Writers Association, and the Perennial Plant Association. She lives and gardens in Maryland, where she and her husband live in a renovated “green” home with an assortment of rescued dogs, cats, and parrots. Her garden, which is managed organically and designed to be wildlife-friendly, features a wide range of ornamentals, herbs, and edibles for both sun and shade.

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