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The Beginner's Guide to Vegetable Gardening

Everything You Need to Know

The Beginner's Guide to Vegetable Gardening
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Format: Flexibound, 176 Pages
ISBN: 9780760344040
Publisher: Voyageur Press
Series: FFA
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Illustrations: 230 color photos
Size: 7.25 x 10.25
Weight: 0.06 lb.
Published: Jan. 21, 2013
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If you want to harvest produce from your own backyard garden, The Beginner's Guide to Vegetable Gardening has everything you need to know about growing healthy veggies, herbs, and popular fruits such as strawberries and raspberries. Tips and techniques are described in easy-to-follow advice that a gardener of any skill or age will be able to follow and master. The information in the book includes the following:
 
* Understanding your climate and growing season
* Choosing and constructing a garden space
* Starting from seeds or seedlings
* Preparing the soil properly
* Weeding, watering, and other daily garden care

 

Daniel Johnson is a professional photographer who specializes in imagery of farm life. He is the author of the 4-H Guide to Digital Photography and the coauthor of The Field Guide to Horses. He lives on a family-owned horse farm in Phelps, Wisconsin, called Fox Hill Farm (www.foxhillphoto.com).

Samantha Johnson (Phelps, Wisconsin) and her brother, Daniel, have collaborated on a number of rural-living guidebooks, including How to Raise Rabbits and Beginner's Guide to Beekeeping. Both are 4-H alumni and live on the family farm, Fox Hill Farm, in far northern Wisconsin. Samantha is a certified horse show judge and raises purebred Welsh Mountain ponies and Dutch, Holland Lop, and Netherland Dwarf rabbits.

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INTRODUCTION
Welcome to Vegetable Gardening
CHAPTER 1Planning Your Garden
CHAPTER 2 Getting Started
CHAPTER 3 Digging In
CHAPTER 4 Daily Garden Care
CHAPTER 5 All About Vegetables
Asparagus
Beans
Beets
Broccoli
Brussels Sprouts
Cabbage
Carrots
Cauliflower
Celery
Corn
Cucumbers
Eggplant
Garlic
Gourds
Kale
Kohlrabi
Leeks
Lettuce
Okra
Onions
Parsnips
Peas
Peppers
Potatoes
Pumpkins
Radishes
Rhubarb
Spinach
Squash (Summer)
Squash (Winter)
Tomatoes
CHAPTER 6 Veggie Sidekicks: Herbs and Fruits
Herbs
Basil
Bee Balm
Chives
Lavender
Oregano
Parsely
Peppermint
Rosemary
Sage
Tarragon
Thyme
Fruits
Apples
Blueberries
Grapes
Pears
Raspberries and Blackberries
Strawberries
Watermelon
CHAPTER 7 Exhibiting Your Produce
CHAPTER 8 Preserving Your Harvest
CHAPTER 9 Enjoying Your Harvest
APPENDIX 1: GLOSSARY
APPENDIX 2: HARDINESS ZONES
APPENDIX 3: RESOURCES
INDEX
ABOUT THE AUTHORS

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