Vegetable Gardening For Dummies

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-09-08
  • Publisher: For Dummies
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Vegetable Gardening For Dummies, 2nd Edition provides readers with information on how to plant, care for, harvest, and enjoy the fruits of their home gardens. It offers advice on planning a garden, environmentally friendly ways to combat pests, and tips on preserving foods grown at home.

Author Biography

Charlie Nardozzi has worked for more than 20 years bringing expert gardening information to home gardeners through the printed page, the Internet, radio, and television. He is currently a radio show host and a guest expert on many nationally syndicated radio shows such as Martha Stewart Living Radio. He was the host for PBS's Garden Smart and has been a gardening expert on other television shows such as HGTV's Today at Home.

Table of Contents

Digging Into the Basics of Vegetable Gardening
Vegetable Gardening 101
The Popularity and Benefi ts of Vegetable Gardening
Planning Your Veggie Garden
Vegging Out
Tomatoes: The King of Veggies
Meeting the Tomato's Cousins: Peppers and Eggplants
Growing Underground Crops: Carrots, Onions, and Potatoes
Sweet and Simple: Beans and Peas
Vigorous Vines: Cucumbers, Melons, Pumpkins, and Squash
Cool Weather Staples: Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, and Caulifl ower
A Salad for All Seasons: Lettuce, Spinach, Swiss Chard, and Specialty Greens
Sweet Corn and an A to T of Other Worthy Veggies
Growing Berries and Herbs for an Edible Landscape
Getting Down and Dirty in Your Vegetable Garden
On Your Mark, Get Set . . . Grow!
Workin' the Dirt
Maintaining Your Vegetable Garden
Surveying Some Cool Farmer Techniques
Keeping Your Plants Healthy
Containing Your Veggies
Harvesting, Storing, and Preserving Vegetables
The Part of Tens
Ten Tools of the Trade
Nearly Ten Ways to Extend Your Growing Season
Appendix: Planning Guidelines and Other Resources
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