The Old Farmer’s Almanac Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook (Old Farmer’s Almanac (Paperback)) Book Description:
Highlights include …
- Step-by-step advice for success with more than 30 vegetables in any zone
- The dirt on soil: why testing is so important—and how to do it
- Easy techniques for growing in-ground, plus alternatives to traditional raised beds
- Seed-starting and -saving methods simplified
- Gardeners’ friends and foes: which plants help (or hinder) vegetables
- Enlightening (and humorous!) anecdotes from fellow gardeners
- Space for noting observations and experiences
- More than 150 full-color photos
- Essential reference tables and charts
- Much, much more!
Created for new gardeners, green thumbs, and old hands alike, The Old Farmer’s Almanac Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook is loaded with advice and inspiration to help plants—and growers—thrive.
Only The Old Farmer’s Almanac has the experience and longevity to offer the very best tried-and-true information, tips, and advice about all things gardening and growing. With the Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook, we are a patient master gardener passing down the secrets of growing great food to every gardener.
From the Publisher
Grow Anything (Almost) Anywhere
Before seed ever hits soil, take time to plan where to plant. There are endless options for growing a new vegetable garden, including movable containers to make the most of sunlight or aboveground beds that allow for better control of soil quality, water runoff, and weeds. Small, single plants like herbs can be grown in larger disposable food containers (think coffee cans). A yard isn’t even required: Patios, small decks, or windowsills with enough light can all be excellent places for a bountiful garden.
The Secrets of Soil
A garden begins with the soil. The secret is understanding that not all ground soil is created equal. There are simple at-home tests that can be done every season to help gardeners better understand their soil’s natural nutrients, texture, or pH levels. Once these elements are known, fertilizers or nutrient amendments can be added to enhance the soil to create the best conditions for success. Continue soil care with homegrown compost that stabilizes pH and attracts welcome guests—earthworms!—that dig up beneficial nutrients from deep within the soil.
Grow, Care for, and Harvest 32 of the Most Popular Vegetables
The most popular vegetables in any grocery store can be grown almost anywhere with patience and planning, including being aware of frost dates and nature’s signals for when to plant. Create a garden with plants that grow well together, making the most of space and soil quality while also providing protection against pests. After planting, the real fun begins with care instructions unique to each variety, techniques to prevent disease, and tips on how to harvest and store the “fruit” of all of that labor!
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Publisher:Old Farmer’s Almanac; Illustrated edition (November 12, 2019)
Item Weight:1.19 pounds
Dimensions:6.75 x 0.75 x 8.75 inches
The Old Farmer’s Almanac Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook (Old Farmer’s Almanac (Paperback))
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