eBook Fruit and Vegetable Gardening, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1465406182
  • ISBN-13: 9781465406187
  • DDC: 635
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 272 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released April 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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Overview

The unstoppable trend for productive gardening continues-and, to catch the wave, this comprehensive and practical guide to growing your own fruit, vegetables, and herbs will be indispensable for any gardener. Fruit and Vegetable Gardening will quickly become a trusted reference for gardeners at all levels of expertise. It offers all the basics of kitchen gardening-planning, soil preparation, organic manures-and authoritative advice on every aspect of productive growing. A total of 150 individual crops are covered in detail with recommendations for the best cultivars. There is also information on how much your crops will yield; sowing and harvesting times; and which pests and diseases are the biggest threats to your crops and advice on how to deal with them. Whether you have a kitchen garden, a spot in a community garden, a small vegetable patch, or just a collection of pots and window boxes, this is an essential handbook for growing your own.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Frontispiece.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: Growing Fruit and Vegetables.
2: Climate and Location.
3: Shelter from Wind.
4: Soil Types and Structure.
5: Essential Nutrients.
6: Lime and Soil Acidity.
7: Fertilizers and Manures.
8: Making Compost.
9: Planning Your Garden.
10: Crop Rotation.
11: The Bed System.
12: Using Containers.
13: Soil Preparation.
14: Mulching.
15: Protected Cropping.
16: Weed Control.
17: Keeping Your Garden Healthy.
18: Watering and Irrigation.
19: Tools and Equipment.
20: Vegetables.
21: Vegetable Seed.
22: Sowing Seed Under Cover.
23: Sowing Seed Outdoors.
24: Planting Out.
25: Routine Care.
26: Winter Storage.
27: Visual Index of Vegetables.
28: Growing Brassicas.
29: A–Z of Brassicas.
30: Growing Root Crops.
31: A–Z of Root Crops.
32: Growing the Onion Family.
33: A–Z of the Onion Family.
34: Growing Legumes.
35: A–Z of Legumes.
36: Growing Salad Crops.
37: A–Z of Salad Crops.
38: Growing Fruiting Vegetables.
39: A–Z of Fruiting Vegetables.
40: Growing Cucurbits.
41: A–Z of Cucurbits.
42: Growing Stem Vegetables.
43: A–Z of Stem Vegetables.
44: Growing Leafy Vegetables.
45: A–Z of Leafy Vegetables.
46: Growing Perennial Vegetables.
47: A–Z of Perennial Vegetables.
48: Culinary Herbs.
49: Growing Culinary Herbs.
50: Visual Index of Culinary Herbs.
51: A–Z of Culinary Herbs.
52: Fruit.
53: Visual Index of Fruit.
54: Growing Tree Fruits.
55: Planning.
56: Tree Fruit Forms.
57: Rootstocks.
58: Grafting Tree Fruits.
59: Pollination.
60: Planting Tree Fruits.
61: General Care.
62: Pruning and Training Principles.
63: Pruning Different Tree Forms.
64: Tree Fruit Crops.
65: Apple.
66: Pear.
67: Plum.
68: Sweet and Duke Cherry.
69: Sour Cherry.
70: Peach and Nectarine.
71: Apricot.
72: Fig.
73: Quince.
74: Medlar.
75: Mulberry.
76: Hazelnut and Filbert.
77: Walnut.
78: Almond.
79: Growing Soft Fruits.
80: Planning.
81: Planting Soft Fruits.
82: General Care.
83: Soft Fruit Crops.
84: Strawberry.
85: Raspberry, Blackberry, and Hybrid Berries.
86: Gooseberry.
87: Red Currant and White Currant.
88: Black Currant.
89: Blueberry.
90: Cranberry.
91: Grape Vines.
92: Planning.
93: Grape Vines Under Cover.
94: Grape Vines Outdoors.
95: Growing Tender Fruits.
96: Crop Planner.
97: Average Crop Yields.
98: Seasonal Tasks.
99: Plant Problems.
100: Most Common Problems.
101: A–Z of Plant Problems.
Index.
Acknowledgments.