Vine-ripened tomatoes. Succulent squash. Plump cucumbers.
Growing vegetables is a rewarding and cost-effective way to eat better for less. Yet many don't know where to start. Author and farmer Catherine Abbott answers questions like:
- What is the best way to maximize my garden space?
- How do I get started growing food to sustain my family?
- Can I grow vegetables inside my house?
- How can I tell if my vegetables are primed for eating?
- Will I really save money by growing my own?
You will find affordable tips on how to plant and harvest more than thirty common vegetables, from spinach and eggplant to corn and beans. Abbott's expertise shines on planting, fertilizing, watering, weeding, and troubleshooting. This book has everything
you need to grow fresh, delicious veggies in any climate, any time of year!
Ten steps to a bountiful vegetable garden -- Choosing a garden site -- Your garden layout -- The garden soil -- Veggies in containers -- Raised beds -- Greenhouse gardening -- Vegetable seeds -- Salad stuff -- Brassicas -- Beans, peas, and perennial vegetables -- The root veggies -- Heat-loving veggies -- Tips for raising happy, healthy veggies -- Composting basics -- Easy ways to water -- Controlling the weeds -- Pests and diseases: what do I do? -- Harvesting your bounty -- Top gardening tools -- Troubleshooting -- Organic versus nonorganic vegetable gardening -- Plan for next season.