Get Started: Growing Vegetables, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1465410945
  • ISBN-13: 9781465410948
  • DDC: 635
  • Grade Level Range: 4th Grade - 6th Grade
  • 192 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released January 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Take the first step to gardening expertise with Get Started: Growing Vegetables, part of a new series of learning guides from DK where nothing is assumed and everything is explained. Each course follows the same structure: start simple and learn the basics, build on what you've learned, and then show off your new skills! Get Started: Growing Vegetables teaches complete beginners the skills needed to complete 53 gardening projects. Start simple with leafy windowboxes and a hanging herb basket, build upon your skills with a potted apple tree, and then show off by building a raised garden bed. With step-by-step pictures and practice projects to keep you on the right track, Get Started: Growing Vegetables will help you learn your new skill in no time.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Build Your Plan.
2: Essential Equipment.
3: Potting Mix and Soil Types.
4: Preparing Your Soil.
5: Growing Locations.
6: Choosing a Site.
7: The Science of the Life Cycle of Plants.
8: The Science of Photosynthesis.
9: The Science of Plant Needs.
10: Start Simple.
11: How to Sow Seeds.
12: How to Plant Out.
13: How to Water Your Plants.
14: How to Tie In and Pinch Off.
15: Grow Salad in a Window Box.
16: How to Grow Lettuce and Edible Flowers.
17: How to Grow Spinach and Swiss Chard.
18: Grow Tomatoes in a Pot.
19: How to Grow Herbs in a Pot.
20: How to Grow Roots in a Pot.
21: Grow Herbs in a Basket.
22: Grow Onions from Sets.
23: Grow Garlic.
24: Grow Strawberries in a Basket.
25: How to Grow Tumbling Tomatoes.
26: How to Carry Out Basic Plant Care.
27: How to Protect Plants from Slugs.
28: How to Feed.
29: How to Weed.
30: Build On It.
31: How to Sow in Furrows and Thin Out.
32: How to Repot.
33: How to Harden Off and Protect from Cold.
34: How to Mulch.
35: How to Stake.
36: Grow Potatoes in a Tub.
37: Grow Zucchini in a Bag.
38: How to Grow Pumpkins and Large Squashes.
39: How to Grow Winter and Summer Squashes.
40: Grow Peppers in a Pot.
41: How to Grow Sweet Corn.
42: Grow Carrots in a Bag.
43: How to Grow Turnips and Beets.
44: How to Grow Parsnips.
45: Grow Cabbage.
46: How to Grow Broccoli.
47: Grow Beans up a Tepee.
48: How to Grow Peas.
49: Grow Fall Raspberries.
50: Plant an Apple Tree in a Pot.
51: How to Plant a Fig Tree in a Pot.
52: Plant Black Currants.
53: Plant White and Red Currants.
54: Plant Gooseberries.
55: How to Protect Plants from Pests.
56: Take It Further.
57: Planning a Kitchen Garden.
58: Crop Rotation.
59: How to Make Compost and Leaf Mold.
60: Grow Leeks.
61: Grow Eggplant.
62: Grow Asparagus.
63: Grow Globe Artichokes.
64: Create an Herb Parterre.
65: Plant Blueberries in a Pot.
66: How to Grow Strawberries in a Container.
67: How to Plant a Pear Tree in a Pot.
68: Plant a Plum Tree.
69: How to Plant a Cherry Tree.
70: Basic Pruning.
71: Pruning Shapes.
72: Store Carrots in Soil.
73: How to Store Crops.
About the Author.