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By Edward C. Smith

ISBN-10: 160342475X

ISBN-13: 9781603424752

The precious source for domestic nutrition gardeners! Ed Smith's W-O-R-D procedure has helped numerous gardeners develop an abundance of greens and herbs. and people tomatoes and zucchini and basil and cucumbers have nourished numerous households, pals, and neighbors with scrumptious, clean produce. The Vegetable Gardener's Bible is key examining for locavores in each nook of North America!

Everything you liked in regards to the first variation of The Vegetable Gardener's Bible continues to be right here: pleasant, obtainable language; full-color images; accomplished vegetable particular info within the A-to-Z part; ahead-of-its-time dedication to natural tools; and lots more and plenty more.

Now, Ed Smith is again with a tenth Anniversary variation for the subsequent iteration of vegetable gardeners. New to this version is assurance of 15 extra greens, together with an extended part on salad vegetables and extra eu and Asian greens. Readers also will locate transforming into info on extra culmination and herbs, new cultivar pictures in lots of vegetable entries, and a much-requested part on extending the season into the iciness months. irrespective of how chilly the weather, growers can deliver herbs interior and maintain hardy vegetables alive in chilly frames or hoop houses.

The impulse to develop greens is even better in 2009 than it was once in 2000, whilst Storey released The Vegetable Gardener’s Bible. The monetary and environmental expenses of fossil fuels bring up pressing questions: How some distance should still we be delivery foodstuff? What are the healthiness charges of petroleum-based insecticides and herbicides? can we need to depend on megafarms that use gasoline-powered equipment to develop and harvest vegetation? With each tough query, extra humans imagine, "Maybe I should still develop a couple of greens of my own." This publication will proceed to reply to all their vegetable gardening questions.

Praise for the 1st Edition:
"In each small city, there's a vegetable backyard that folks exit of ways to stroll earlier. Smith is the fellow who grew that garden." — Verlyn Klinkenborg, The ny occasions e-book Review

"An abundance of pictures . . . visually bolster the concepts defined, whereas widespread subheads, sidebars, and information-packed picture captions make the format basic . . . [Smith's] e-book is thorough and infused with functional knowledge and a dry Vermont humor that are meant to endear him to readers." — Publisher’s Weekly

"Smith . . . basically explains every little thing amateur and skilled gardeners want to know to develop greens and herbs. . . . " — Library Journal

"this booklet will resolution your whole questions in addition to placed you at the route to an considerable harvest. As an advantage, anecdotes and tales make this informative publication enjoyable to read." - New York Newsday

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The Vegetable Gardener's Bible, 2nd Edition

The valuable source for domestic nutrients gardeners! Ed Smith's W-O-R-D approach has helped numerous gardeners develop an abundance of greens and herbs. and people tomatoes and zucchini and basil and cucumbers have nourished numerous households, friends, and pals with scrumptious, clean produce. The Vegetable Gardener's Bible is vital examining for locavores in each nook of North the United States!

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The mission of Storey Publishing is to serve our customers by publishing practical information that encourages personal independence in harmony with the environment. Edited by Carleen Madigan and Gwen Steege Art direction and book design by Jessica Armstrong Front cover photography by © Storey Publishing/Giles Prett (author) and © Walter Chandoha (background) Back cover photography by © Sylvia Ferry Smith (author, carrots, cauliflower, radishes), and © Storey Publishing/Giles Prett (squash and tomatoes) Interior photography credits appear on page 340 Illustrations by Beverly Duncan, except for: Brigita Fuhrmann 166, 167, 178 (leaf miner, mite, snail); Kurt Musfeldt 175–177, 178 (Mexican bean beetle, slug), 179; © Elayne Sears 83 Indexed by Christine R.

In such a case, remove the sod and use a deep, supported raised bed filled with compost and some uncontaminated soil. HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS If you have a number of potential garden sites with enough sunlight, good air circulation, enough water (but not too much) and decent soil, put the garden or gardens closer to rather than farther away from the house. Lettuce is more likely to become a salad if fetching it does not involve a hike. Watering is easier to do when the garden is near the spigot, and general garden care is more enjoyable when your time is spent actually caring for the garden instead of walking back and forth from the house to the garden.

Using the designs and techniques in this book, I combine deep tilling with raising the soil level to achieve beds with about 18 inches (45 cm) of loosened soil. The plants might like even more, but they don’t really need it. I’m quite satisfied with the results I get. Keep off the beds. Easy to tend, these 3-foot-wide (90 cm) garlic beds never get compacted because I don’t have to step into them to weed or harvest. Let Your Creativity Come Out and Play No rule says that all the beds need to be lined up next to one another, or even that they have to be all squares or rectangles.

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