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Vegetable Gardening For Dummies

National Gardening Association / Nardozzi, Charlie


3. Auflage Mai 2021
416 Seiten, Softcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-119-78207-0
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Vegetables from your own farm to your own table

We all love good food, and the fresher it is, the better! And what could be fresher than farm-to-table terms than vegetables you've grown at home? The new edition of Vegetable Gardening For Dummies puts you in touch with your roots in a thousands of years old farming tradition by demonstrating how easy it is to grow your own. And there's no need to buy a farm: all you need to become a successful cultivator of the land is this book and a small plot of soil in the yard, or a container set aside for some tasty natural edibles. Add water and some care, love, and attention--et voila!

In a friendly, come-relax-in-my-garden style Charlie Nardozzi--leading horticultural writer and guest expert on shows such as Martha Stewart Living Radio--shares the nutritious results of a lifetime of vegetable-growing experience to delve into the nitty-gritty of micro-farming. It's not rocket science--quite the opposite--but you do need a bit of patience before you can reap your first glorious harvest. This book shows you how to master that, as you get down and dirty with the enjoyable work of building soil, starting seeds, controlling pests, and maintaining your garden. And as your early efforts turn to green shoots, you can dig deeper into information on special tips and tricks, as well as hundreds of vegetable varieties--many of which are beautiful to behold as well as tasty to eat!
* Plan out your garden
* Know your veggies, from tomatoes to chard
* Keep your plants happy and healthy
* Harvest, store, and preserve your crops

Whether your thumb is a fertile green or you've never put plant-to-pot before, this book will bring out your inner farmer: you'll find everything required to transform your garden into a self-renewing larder--and complement every meal with a crisp, healthy, home-grown treat.

Introduction 1

Part 1: Digging Into the Basics of Vegetable Gardening 5

Chapter 1: Vegetable Gardening 101 7

Chapter 2: Eyeing the Popularity and Benefits of Vegetable Gardening 15

Chapter 3: Planning Your Veggie Garden 23

Part 2: Focusing on All Things Veggies 43

Chapter 4: Tomatoes: The King of Veggies 45

Chapter 5: Meeting the Tomato's Cousins: Peppers and Eggplants 63

Chapter 6: Growing Underground Crops: Carrots, Onions, and Potatoes 79

Chapter 7: Sweet and Simple: Beans and Peas 99

Chapter 8: Vigorous Vines: Cucumbers, Melons, Pumpkins, and Squash 117

Chapter 9: Cool Weather Staples: Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, and Cauliflower 137

Chapter 10: A Salad for All Seasons: Lettuce, Spinach, Swiss Chard, and Specialty Greens 151

Chapter 11: Sweet Corn and an A to T of Other Worthy Veggies 167

Chapter 12: Edible Landscapes: Fruits, Herbs, and Pretty Things to Eat 197

Part 3: Getting Down and Dirty in Your Vegetable Garden 215

Chapter 13: On Your Mark, Get Set Grow! 217

Chapter 14: Workin' the Dirt 239

Chapter 15: Maintaining Your Vegetable Garden 257

Chapter 16: Surveying Some Cool Planting Techniques 287

Chapter 17: Keeping Your Plants Healthy 301

Chapter 18: Containing Your Veggies 319

Chapter 19: Harvesting, Storing, and Preserving Vegetables 329

Part 4: The Part of Tens 339

Chapter 20: Ten Tools of the Trade 341

Chapter 21: Ten (or So) Ways to Extend Your Growing Season 351

Appendix: Planning Guidelines and Other Resources 359

Index 383
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Charlie Nardozzi is a nationally recognized garden writer, radio and TV show host, consultant, and speaker. Charlie delights in making gardening information simple, easy, fun, and accessible to everyone.