101 Essential Tips: Growing Vegetables, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1465443649
  • ISBN-13: 9781465443649
  • DDC: 635
  • Grade Level Range: 4th Grade - 6th Grade
  • 72 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released March 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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Overview

This title offers advice for everyone from beginning to advanced gardeners. Everything from selecting which vegetables to grow, growing organically, and keeping plants healthy is covered in this informative pocket guide.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Frontispiece.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Getting Started.
1: Is Growing Vegetables Right for You?.
2: What Do You Need to Grow Vegetables?.
3: Growing Organically.
4: Why Choose A Community Garden?.
5: Making A Veggie Patch.
6: Growing in Raised Beds.
7: Choosing Containers.
8: Crops for Windowboxes.
9: Growing in the Sun.
10: Shady Patches.
11: Offering Some Shelter.
12: Deciding What to Grow.
13: Assemble Your Tools.
14: Types of Seed Tray.
15: Nets & Cloches.
Preparing Your Site.
16: Do You Have Sandy Soil?.
17: Do You Have Clay Soil?.
18: Improving Your Soil.
19: Choosing Soil Improvers.
20: Why Dig?.
21: The Need for Weeding.
22: Warming the Soil.
23: Try Compost Trenches.
24: Making A Raised Bed.
25: Supporting Climbing Crops.
26: Protecting Crops from Frost.
27: Protecting Crops from Pests.
Essential Techniques.
28: Sowing Seeds in Trays.
29: Sowing Seeds in Pots.
30: Growing on Seedlings.
31: Planting Seedlings Outside.
32: Making A Seedbed & Sowing Seeds Outside.
33: Growing on Seedlings Raised Outside.
34: Choosing Watering Cans.
35: Choosing Hoses.
36: Conserving Moisture.
37: Organic Feeding.
38: Chemical Feeding.
39: What Is Crop Rotation?.
40: Making Garden Compost.
41: Successional Planting.
42: Intercropping.
43: Freezing.
44: Drying.
45: Curing.
46: Using Clamps.
Growing Your Own.
47: Lettuce, Chicory & Endive.
48: Swiss Chard & Spinach.
49: Cut-&-Come-Again Lettuces & Watercress.
50: Cabbages.
51: Cauliflowers.
52: Brussels Sprouts.
53: Kale.
54: Calabrese.
55: Sprouting Broccoli.
56: Potatoes.
57: Parsnips.
58: Rutabaga.
59: Beets.
60: Radishes.
61: Turnips.
62: Carrots.
63: French Beans.
64: Green Beans.
65: Peas.
66: Fava Beans.
67: Tomatoes.
68: Chili Peppers.
69: Peppers.
70: Cucumbers.
71: Eggplant.
72: Zucchini.
73: Squashes.
74: Pumpkins.
75: Onions.
76: Shallots.
77: Leeks.
78: Garlic.
79: Scallions.
80: Celery.
81: Celeriac.
82: Kohlrabi.
83: Florence Fennel.
84: Corn.
85: Asparagus.
86: Jerusalem Artichokes.
87: Globe Artichokes.
88: Perennial Herbs.
89: Annual Herbs.
Plant Health.
90: Good Garden Hygiene.
91: Keeping Plants Healthy.
92: Slugs & Snails.
93: Caterpillars.
94: Grubs & Larvae.
95: Green- & Blackfly.
96: Mildews.
97: Rust.
98: Clubroot.
99: Nutrient Deficiencies.
100: Poor Pollination.
101: Wilting.
Index.
Acknowledgments.