Burpee : The Complete Vegetable & Herb Gardener : A Guide to Growing Your Garden Organically

by Karan Davis Cutler (Author), Cavagnarok David (Author), Barbara W. Ellis

(Author), David Cavagnaro (Author)

Editorial Reviews

Burpee has created a truly encyclopedic, but non-intimidating, guide to organic
vegetable gardening that can be used and appreciated by anyone, whether or not
they've ever stuck a seed in the ground. All the essential information is
here--how to condition the soil, how and where to plant, sprouting schedules,
what kind of yield to expect from each plant variety, and harvesting tips--in
beautiful, bountiful, illustrated detail; the book's largest section, "Plant
Portraits," contains explanations of the many cultivars of each vegetable and
herb. If you're a novice vegetable gardener or new to organic gardening and can
only afford one gardening guide, this may be your best value.

Product Description
A Backyard-Gardener’s Guide to Growing a Bountiful, Great-Tasting Harvest
The Complete Vegetable & Herb Gardener features:

A full-color encyclopedia of over 100 vegetables and herbs with detailed,
expert advice on growing them successfully from planting to harvest
Planting and growing techniques that keep maintenance to a minimum
Entries on how to grow unusual edibles, such as refreshing mesclun for salads,
colorful edible flowers, spicy mustards, and more

Descriptions and photos of a host of succulent vegetables, both hybrids and
heirlooms, from common to exotic

Complete information on improving even the poorest garden soil using safe,
organic techniques, plus practical advice on making compost
Recommendations on garden tools you need–and those you don’t
Information on controlling pests and diseases organically, without resorting
to poisonous sprays

Spectacular full-color photographs of vegetables and herbs, food gardens, and
edible landscapes, plus 30 black-and-white line drawings

Product Details

Hardcover: 448 pages
Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (November 10, 1997)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0028620054



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