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Vegetable Gardening

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The Art of the Kitchen Garden
by Jan Gertley (Contributor), Michael Gertley 

Burpee : The Complete Vegetable & Herb Gardener : A Guide to Growing Your Garden Organically
by Karan Davis Cutler, et al
Listed under Organic Gardening

Ball Culture Guide : The Encyclopedia of Seed Germination
by Jim Nau 

The Complete Book of Edible Landscaping
by Rosalind Creasy, Marcia Kier-Hawthorne (Illustrator)
(Paperback - March 1982)

Desert Gardening : Fruits and Vegetables
by George Brookbank
Listed under Desert Gardens

Cubed Foot Gardening : Growing Vegetables in Raised, Intensive Beds
by Christopher O. Bird 

The Edible Container Garden : Growing Fresh Food in Small Spaces
by Michael Guerra 

Kitchen Garden Planner
by Darrell Trout 

Four-Season Harvest : Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long
by Eliot Coleman, et al 

The New Organic Grower : A Master's Manual of Tools and Techniques for the Home and Market Gardener
by Eliot Coleman, et al
Paperback: 304 pages 2nd Rev&ex edition (October )
Chelsea Green Pub Co; ISBN: 093003175X;

Growing Vegetables West of the Cascades : The Complete Guide to Natural Gardening
by Steve Solomon
Paperback: 368 pages
Sasquatch Books; ISBN: 1570612404; 5th edition (March )

100 Heirloom Tomatoes for the American Garden (Smith & Hawken)
by Carolyn J. Male (Preface), et al 

Garden Way's Joy of Gardening
by Dick Raymond, Paul Boisvert (Photographer)
(Paperback - March 1983)

The Origins of Fruit & Vegetables
by Jonathan Roberts 

200 Tips for Growing Vegetables in the Pacific Northwest
by Maggie Stuckey 

Texas Organic Vegetable Gardening : The Total Guide to Growing Vegetables, Fruits, Herbs, and Other Edible Plants the Natural Way
by Howard J. Garrett, et al 

Square Foot Gardening
by Mel Bartholomew 
Paperback: 347 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.03 x 9.22 x 6.16 
Publisher: Rodale Press; Reissue edition (1981) 
ISBN: 0878573410 

Victory Garden Cookbook
by Marion Morash, Marian Morash 
(Paperback - July 1982)

Vegetables (Step-By-Step Series)
by Rita Buchanan, Better Homes and Gardens
Paperback - 132 pages
Better Homes & Gardens Books; ISBN: 0696206633

The Vegetable Gardener's Bible: Discover Ed's High-Yield W-O-R-D System for All North American Gardening Regions
by Edward C. Smith, John Storey
Wouldn't it be lovely to have a patch of corn, lettuce, tomatoes, peppers, and beans just steps from your kitchen door? Would you like to learn how to control your zucchini plant? Ed Smith, an experienced vegetable gardener from Vermont, has put together this amazingly comprehensive and commonsensical manual, The Vegetable Gardener's Bible. Basically, Ed and his family have been growing a wide variety of vegetables for years and he's figured out what works. This book, filled with step-by-step info and color photos, breaks it all down for you.

Ed's system is based on W-O-R-D: Wide rows, Organic methods, Raised beds, Deep soil. With deep, raised beds, vegetable roots have more room to grow and expand. In traditional narrow-row beds, over half the soil is compacted into walkways while a garden with wide, deep, raised beds, plants get to use most of the soil. In Ed's plan, growing space gets about three-quarters of the garden plot and only about a quarter is used for the walkway. Ed teaches you how to create raised beds both in a larger garden or in separate planked beds. One of the most important--and most often overlooked--aspects of successful vegetable gardening is crop rotation. Leaving a crop in the same place for years can deplete nutrients in that area and makes the crop more likely to be attacked by insects. Rotate at least every two years and your vegetables will be healthier and bug-free. There's also a good section on insect and blight control. 

Before choosing what to grow, go through the last third of the book, where Ed takes a look at the individual growing, harvesting, and best varieties of a large number of both common and more exotic vegetables and herbs. Whether you are a putterer or a serious gardener, The Vegetable Gardener's Bible is an excellent resource to have handy. --Dana Van Nest -

The New Victory Garden
by Bob Thomson 
(Paperback - October 1987)
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The Postage Stamp Garden Book : Grow Tons of Vegetables in Small Places
by Duane G. Newcomb, Karen Newcomb 
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Beautiful American Vegetable Gardens
by Mary Tonetti Dorra, Steve Eltinge
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Vegetable Gardening For Dummies®
by Charlie Nardozzi 
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