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The Heirloom Vegetable Garden

Author : Rosalind Creasy
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Plant, grow, and harvest the vegetables of a century ago--and serve them up with modern flair! In The Heirloom Vegetable Garden, edible landscape guru Rosalind Creasy presents a beautifully illustrated guide to growing heirloom vegetables. Readers can learn the basics of planting, caring for, and preparing traditional favorites, including: Saving and storing seeds from year-to-year How to make everything from tomatoes and squash to kale and beans thrive More than 25 recipes for soups, main dishes, and sides Beautiful color photos and a tour of American heirloom gardens provide inspiration for aspiring gardeners. With a little bit of yard space and the right guidance, anyone can join the "garden-to-table" movement, and The Heirloom Vegetable Garden will be their go-to resource. With a new preface by Creasy, as well as updated recommendations, this book continues to be a trusted resource.

The Heirloom Vegetable Garden

Author : Roger A. Kline
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Heirloom Vegetable Gardening

Author : William Woys Weaver
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"This book is sure to be a modern classic and is one of the most important books on gardening in the current century." —Jere Gettle, founder, Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds Heirloom Vegetable Gardening has always been a book for gardeners and cooks interested in unique flavors, colors, and history in their produce. This updated edition has been improved throughout with growing zones, advice, and new plant entries. Line art has been replaced with lush, full-color photography. Yet at the core, this book delivers on the same promise it made two decades ago: It’s a comprehensive guide based on meticulous first-person research to these 300+ plants, making it a book to come back to season after season.

The Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Southeast

Author : Ira Wallace
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How to grow your own food in the Heartland! There is nothing more regionally specific than vegetable gardening—what to plant, when to plant it, and when to harvest are decisions based on climate, weather, and first frost The Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Southeast tackles this need head on, with regionally specific growing information written by local gardening expert, Ira Wallace. Monthly planting guides show exactly what you can do in the garden from January through December. The skill sets go beyond the basics with tutorials on seed saving, worm bins, and more. This must-have book is for gardeners in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Vertical Vegetable Gardening

Author : Chris McLaughlin
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Vertical vegetable gardening isn't intuitive. Although some vegetables, such as tomatoes and pole beans, have been grown vertically for a very long time, it is only recently that gardeners who are short on space have looked to vertical methods and structures for growing vegetables that traditionally have been thought to require a lot of horizontal space. Vertical Vegetable Gardening provides information on growing all types of leafy, root, and other vegetables vertically, saving space, protecting from insects, and making harvesting easier. Now people living in urban areas can grow produce that used to require sizable plots of land. Also included are ideas and plans for vertical structures.

The Beginner s Guide to Growing Heirloom Vegetables

Author : Marie Iannotti
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Growing your own vegetables has never looked, or tasted, so good. Are heirloom vegetables more difficult to grow than conventional hybrids? The Beginner's Guide to Growing Heirloom Vegetables debunks this myth by highlighting the 100 heirloom vegetables that are the easiest to grow and the tastiest to eat. Marie Iannotti makes it simple for beginning gardeners to jump on the heirloom trend by presenting an edited list based on years of gardening trial and error. Her plant criteria is threefold: The 100 plants must be amazing to eat, bring something unique to the table, and—most importantly—they have to be unfussy and easy to grow. Her list includes garden favorites like the meaty and mellow 'Lacinato' Kale, the underused and earthy 'Turkish Orange' Eggplant, and the unexpected sweetness of 'Apollo' Arugula.

Vegetable Gardening For Dummies

Author : Charlie Nardozzi
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A hands-on guide to the ins and outs of raising and using vegetables Want to grow your own vegetables? You can do it the fun and easy way with this practical guide. From selecting the right spot to preparing the soil to harvesting, Vegetable Gardening For Dummies, 2nd Edition shows you how to successfully raise vegetables regardless of the size of your plot or your dietary needs. You'll discover how to plot your garden and get the soil in tip-top shape; select the types of vegetables you want to grow; plant the seeds properly; and care for them as they grow. You'll also know the right time to pick your vegetables and the best ways to enjoy them. Plus, you'll get tips on preserving foods grown at home. Expert advice on planting, caring for, harvesting, and enjoying the fruits of your own vegetable garden Features environmentally friendly ways to combat pests in your garden Charlie Nardozzi is senior horticulturist and spokesperson for the National Gardening Association; he's also been the gardening expert on such programs as HGTV's Today at Home and Way to Grow and the Discovery Channel's Home Matters Whether you have a green thumb or you've never grown a plant before, Vegetable Gardening For Dummies, 2nd Edition has all the information you need to create a healthy garden.

100 Heirloom Tomatoes for the American Garden

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Covers all the "ins" and "outs" of tomato growing, from planting and harvesting to fertilizing and caging, in a guide that comes complete with a review of tomatoes of all shapes, colors, and sizes

The Tao of Vegetable Gardening

Author : Carol Deppe
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Provides a guide to planting and growing some of the most popular home garden vegetables, including tomatoes, peas, and green beans.

Heirloom Vegetables

Author : Simon Rickard
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In a world where food production is increasingly controlled by multinational corporations whose foremost concern is profit, people who care about their food are becoming more interested than ever in growing their own vegetables, and particularly in heirloom varieties for the wonderfully diverse array of flavour, shape and colour they offer.

Gardening with Heirloom Seeds

Author : Lynn Coulter
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Heirloom seeds are more than the promise of next summer's crookneck squash or jewel-colored zinnias. They're living antiques handed down from one generation to the next, a rich inheritance of flavor and beauty from long ago and, often, far away. They are sometimes better adapted to pests and harsh conditions than many modern varieties and often simply smell or taste better. Gardening with Heirloom Seeds serves as a resource for gardeners, cooks, and plant lovers of all levels of expertise who want to know more about finding, sharing, and propagating the seeds of heirloom flowers, fruits, and vegetables. In these beautifully illustrated pages, Lynn Coulter describes fifty treasured heirloom species, from Frenchman's Darling, a flowering herb whose seeds were pocketed by Napoleon Bonaparte when he invaded Egypt in 1798, to Snow White beets, an old Dutch favorite that will not stain the cook's fingers red. Most of the plants included here will grow all across the United States; a few are best suited for warmer climates. The text is sprinkled throughout with practical advice from heirloom gardeners and lists sources for finding the seeds of many old varieties. Because it also provides ample room for making notes, Gardening with Heirloom Seeds can be used year after year and can become an heirloom in its own right--a personal journal to pass along to the next generation of gardeners.

Mid Atlantic Fruit Vegetable Gardening

Author : Katie Elzer-Peters
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If you're interested in growing your own fruits and vegetables, you've joined the ranks of a blossoming group of DIY gardeners who place a premium on the idea of self-reliance. But like any other kind of gardening, growing edibles is not a one-size-fits-all pursuit: in order to be successful, you'll need to know not only which plants grow well in your state or region, but also how to grow them with careful methods and a schedule that caters specifically to your local microclimate. Fortunately for you, Mid-Atlantic Fruit & Vegetable Gardening is written exclusively for gardeners who want to grow edibles in Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, or Washington, D.C.. Author Katie Elzer-Peters, the master gardener responsible for our bestselling Beginner's Illustrated Guide to Gardening (2012), equips you with all the information you need to design your edible garden, tend the soil, maintain your plants throughout their life cycles, and--most importantly--harvest the delicious foods they produce. So whether you live in the Delaware Valley, in the Beltway, or anywhere else in the Mid-Atlantic United States, you'll discover the best fruit and vegetable plants for your garden in this beautiful step-by-step how-to guide . . . and they'll be on your table before you know it.

Organic Fruit Growing and Organic Vegetable Gardening Bindup

Author : Annette McFarlane
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Go organic with these two classic companion books from organic gardening expert Annette McFarlane TWO ORGANIC CLASSICS IN ONE VOLUME Organic Vegetable Gardening This bestselling guide to growing a wide range of vegetables organically includes - the basics - how to plan your garden and prepare soil, make compost, develop a planting guide, propagate, and sow and germinate seeds - a comprehensive, A-Z guide to growing over 115 vegetables including Asian greens and unusual varieties - growing Australian bush food, and a wide range of exotic herbs and spices - growing mushrooms, and edible flowers and weeds - vegie gardening in containers - seed saving and heirloom vegetables. Organic Fruit Growing This no-fail guide for beginners through to experienced gardeners makes fruit-growing easy! Discover a wealth of information on - how to schedule year-round production - soil preparation, drainage, waterwise design, nutrition and coping with climatic variations (including drought tolerance) - propagation, purchasing and planting - pruning and training - pollination and fruit set - pests and diseases and how to control them organically - a comprehensive guide to growing 60 shrubs, vines and trees - delicious recipes for using your produce.

Organic Vegetable Gardening

Author : Annette McFarlane
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A completely revised and updated edition of this bestselling classic, with new material on heirloom and exotic vegetables, mushrooms, edible flowers and weeds, container gardening and seed saving. In a world where mass-produced food often lacks taste and freshness, more and more people are growing their own vegetables this new, greatly expanded edition of Annette McFarlane's gardening classic offers gardeners an authoritative and comprehensive guide to growing an extensive range of organic vegetables. As well as outlining the basics - how to plan your garden and prepare soil, make compost, develop a planting guide, propagate, and sow and germinate seeds, Annette offers a mass of new and exciting material. In 'Garden to Gourmet', she explains how to grow Australian bush food and the herbs and spices that give the unique character to the cuisines of China, Greece, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, thailand and India. there are additional chapters on growing different types of mushrooms, and edible flowers and weeds. For gardeners with not much room to move, there is a whole new chapter on growing a large range of vegetables in containers. And for those interested in heirloom vegetables, advice on collecting and storing seeds. All this plus extensive instructions on how to grow over 115 vegetables in the 'A for Amaranth Spinach to Z for Zucchini' section, including heaps of new information on Asian greens and cabbages and unusual vegetables, ensures that ORGANIC VEGEtABLE GARDENING remains the organic grower's bible.

Midwest Fruit Vegetable Gardening

Author : Katie Elzer-Peters
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DIVIf you’re interested in growing your own fruits and vegetables, you’ve joined the ranks of a blossoming group of DIY gardeners who place a premium on the idea of self-reliance. But like any other kind of gardening, growing edibles is not a one-size-fits-all pursuit: in order to be successful, you’ll need to know not only which plants grow well in your state or region, but also how to grow them with careful methods and a schedule that caters specifically to your local microclimate. Fortunately for you, Midwest Fruit & Vegetable Gardening is written exclusively for gardeners who want to grow edibles in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, or Wisconsin. Author Katie Elzer-Peters, the master gardener responsible for our bestselling Beginner’s Illustrated Guide to Gardening (2012), equips you with all the information you need to design your edible garden, tend the soil, maintain your plants throughout their life cycles, and—most importantly—harvest the delicious foods they produce. So whether you live in the Badlands, the Dells, the Quad Cities, or anywhere else in the Midwestern United States, you’ll discover the best fruit and vegetable plants for your garden in this beautiful step-by-step how-to guide . . . and they’ll be on your table before you know it. /div

Edible Memory

Author : Jennifer A. Jordan
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Each week during the growing season, farmers’ markets offer up such delicious treasures as brandywine tomatoes, cosmic purple carrots, pink pearl apples, and chioggia beets—varieties of fruits and vegetables that are prized by home chefs and carefully stewarded by farmers from year to year. These are the heirlooms and the antiques of the food world, endowed with their own rich histories. While cooking techniques and flavor fads have changed from generation to generation, a Ribston Pippin apple today can taste just as flavorful as it did in the eighteenth century. But how does an apple become an antique and a tomato an heirloom? In Edible Memory, Jennifer A. Jordan examines the ways that people around the world have sought to identify and preserve old-fashioned varieties of produce. In doing so, Jordan shows that these fruits and vegetables offer a powerful emotional and physical connection to a shared genetic, cultural, and culinary past. Jordan begins with the heirloom tomato, inquiring into its botanical origins in South America and its culinary beginnings in Aztec cooking to show how the homely and homegrown tomato has since grown to be an object of wealth and taste, as well as a popular symbol of the farm-to-table and heritage foods movements. She shows how a shift in the 1940s away from open pollination resulted in a narrow range of hybrid tomato crops. But memory and the pursuit of flavor led to intense seed-saving efforts increasing in the 1970s, as local produce and seeds began to be recognized as living windows to the past. In the chapters that follow, Jordan combines lush description and thorough research as she investigates the long history of antique apples; changing tastes in turnips and related foods like kale and parsnips; the movement of vegetables and fruits around the globe in the wake of Columbus; and the poignant, perishable world of stone fruits and tropical fruit, in order to reveal the connections—the edible memories—these heirlooms offer for farmers, gardeners, chefs, diners, and home cooks. This deep culinary connection to the past influences not only the foods we grow and consume, but the ways we shape and imagine our farms, gardens, and local landscapes. From the farmers’ market to the seed bank to the neighborhood bistro, these foods offer essential keys not only to our past but also to the future of agriculture, the environment, and taste. By cultivating these edible memories, Jordan reveals, we can stay connected to a delicious heritage of historic flavors, and to the pleasures and possibilities for generations of feasts to come.

Vegetable Gardening

Author : Lance Walheim
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A complete encyclopedia of common and not-so-common vegetables, from artichokes to zucchini. How-to information on watering, mulching, fertilizing, weeding, combating pests, harvesting, storing and more. Techniques for special situations: container gardens, hillsides, and small spaces.

Making Vegetables Vol 1

Author : Shoshanna Easling
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Volume 1 introduces heirloom seeds, and the great need for them. You will find easy instructions on germinating seeds, nurturing seedlings, and then transferring them to your garden. It also features advice from the best heirloom seed experts in the world. It is packed with step-by-step instructions and full-color pictures that make it fun and easy to follow. Making Vegetables will teach you to build a hot box, cold box, greenhouse, and how to plant and care for an organic sustainable heirloom garden. With its simple and to-the-point perspective, Making Vegetables is an entertainingly instructive book. If you have ever wanted to grow a more delicious, nutritious, and all-around better vegetable, buy this book to discover how.

Organic Vegetable Gardening and Organic Fruit Growing Omnibus

Author : Annette McFarlane
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Go organic with these two classic companion books from organic gardening expert Annette McFarlane TWO ORGANIC CLASSICS IN ONE VOLUME Organic Vegetable Gardening This bestselling guide to growing a wide range of vegetables organically includes - the basics - how to plan your garden and prepare soil, make compost, develop a planting guide, propagate, and sow and germinate seeds - a comprehensive, A-Z guide to growing over 115 vegetables including Asian greens and unusual varieties - growing Australian bush food, and a wide range of exotic herbs and spices - growing mushrooms, and edible flowers and weeds - vegie gardening in containers - seed saving and heirloom vegetables. Organic Fruit Growing This no-fail guide for beginners through to experienced gardeners makes fruit-growing easy! Discover a wealth of information on - how to schedule year-round production - soil preparation, drainage, waterwise design, nutrition and coping with climatic variations (including drought tolerance) - propagation, purchasing and planting - pruning and training - pollination and fruit set - pests and diseases and how to control them organically - a comprehensive guide to growing 60 shrubs, vines and trees - delicious recipes for using your produce.

Heirloom Vegetables

Author : Sue Stickland
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Discusses the history of more than 350 heirloom varieties of vegetables and offers tips on how best to seed, grow, and harvest them