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Vegetable Gardening For Dummies, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-49870-5
Paperback
392 pages
September 2009
US $19.99 Add to Cart
Other Available Formats: E-book

Introduction 1

Part I: Digging Into the Basics of Vegetable Gardening 5

Chapter 1: Vegetable Gardening 101 7

Chapter 2: The Popularity and Benefits of Vegetable Gardening 15

Chapter 3: Planning Your Veggie Garden 21

Part II: Vegging Out 39

Chapter 4: Tomatoes: The King of Veggies 41

Chapter 5: Meeting the Tomato’s Cousins: Peppers and Eggplants 57

Chapter 6: Growing Underground Crops: Carrots, Onions, and Potatoes 71

Chapter 7: Sweet and Simple: Beans and Peas 89

Chapter 8: Vigorous Vines: Cucumbers, Melons, Pumpkins, and Squash 105

Chapter 9: Cool Weather Staples: Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, and Cauliflower 123

Chapter 10: A Salad for All Seasons: Lettuce, Spinach, Swiss Chard, and Specialty Greens 137

Chapter 11: Sweet Corn and an A to T of Other Worthy Veggies 151

Chapter 12: Growing Berries and Herbs for an Edible Landscape 181

Part III: Getting Down and Dirty in Your Vegetable Garden 197

Chapter 13: On Your Mark, Get Set . . . Grow! 199

Chapter 14: Workin’ the Dirt 219

Chapter 15: Maintaining Your Vegetable Garden 237

Chapter 16: Surveying Some Cool Farmer Techniques 265

Chapter 17: Keeping Your Plants Healthy 275

Chapter 18: Containing Your Veggies 291

Chapter 19: Harvesting, Storing, and Preserving Vegetables 301

Part IV: The Part of Tens 311

Chapter 20: Ten Tools of the Trade 313

Chapter 21: Nearly Ten Ways to Extend Your Growing Season 321

Appendix: Planning Guidelines and Other Resources 327

Index 351

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