The Mother Earth News Guide to Vegetable Gardening

Building and Maintaining Healthy Soil * Wise Watering * Pest Control Strategies * Home Composting * Dozens of Growing Guides for Fruits and Vegetables

Mother Earth News
AUD $34.99

More than 270 pages packed with time-tested information, photographs, and Mother Earth News's charming illustrations make this a must-have volume for home gardeners.

Mother Earth News knows best how to grow fruits and vegetables.The editors of Mother Earth News have curated their best advice for growing vegetables and fruits into one must-have volume. The book starts with how to plan a garden focused on edibles, including plans for kitchen gardens, strategies for small space gardening, and extensive information on installing and maintaining permanent beds. Vertical gardening and season extension are also covered. Then readers learn how to build the ideal garden foundation with chapters on maintaining soil health and making and using compost. Building fertile soil, soil pH, and crop rotation are fully explained. Readers will learn about homemade liquid fertilizers, making biochar, and vermicompost.The rest of the book ..?? more than half - is devoted to gardening by season, with chapters for late winter/early spring, spring/early summer, summer, and fall/winter. For some of these chapters, vegetable- and fruit-specific guides are the main draw. For example, early spring runs through more than a dozen vegetables, from Asian greens and lettuces to raspberries, strawberries, and even fruit trees. While spring/summer is also filled with growing guides, summer and fall/winter focus more on other seasonal considerations. For example, summer covers wise watering practices, top vegetables to grow in the shade, and how to keep crops cool during hot weather.With more than 270 pages packed of time-tested information, photographs, and Mother Earth News's charming illustrations, gardeners are sure to find everything they want to know about edible gardening in this new masterclass on the topic.

Author bio:

Mother Earth News is America's leading magazine about sustainable and self-reliant living. Founded by John and Jane Shuttleworth in 1970, it is owned today by Ogden Publications of Topeka, Kansas, and boasts a growing circulation of over half a million. Since the magazine's founding, Mother Earth News has been a pioneer in the promotion of renewable energy, recycling, family farms, sustainable agricultural practices, better eating habits, medical self-care, more meaningful education, and affordable housing. The magazine's mission is extended by five annual Mother Earth News Fairs and a vibrant website.

Category: Lifestyle
ISBN: 9780760351871
Publisher: Quarto US
Imprint: Voyageur Press
Pub Date: January 2018
Page Extent: 272
Format: Paperback
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Lifestyle & personal style guides