The Vegetable Gardening Book
Your complete guide to growing an edible organic garden from seed to harvest
by Joe Lamp'l
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Pub Date 06 Sep 2022 | Archive Date 20 Sep 2022
Quarto Publishing Group – Cool Springs Press, Cool Springs Press
Just when you think you have a secure grip on what it takes to grow a vegetable garden, a pro like Joe comes along to surprise you with a wheelbarrow full of new-to-you information to knock your gardening socks right off. In The Vegetable Gardening Book, Joe distills insight from years interviewing highly experienced growers for public television’s Growing a Greener World and The joe gardener® Show Podcastalong with his own extensive, hands-on knowledge of the craft to present practical and useful info on everything from starting seeds and selecting varieties to building the perfect tomato cage, encouraging pollinators, and creating biodiversity-rich soil in a 100% organic food garden. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in growing the best edible garden their backyard (or balcony!) has ever seen.
Inside you’ll find:
- Ideas for designing and laying out your garden for the greatest yields in the smallest amount of space
- A sure-fire plan for reducing maintenance and trimming down the traditional workload of a garden
- Detailed growing profiles of 40 of Joe’s favorite crops
- A handy reference chart with an easy-to-follow crop rotation plan
- Advice and tips for extending the growing season, building raised beds, setting up a potting station, and deciding which garden tools are worth your time and money
- Strategies to grow anywhere and everywhere—from in-ground garden beds and containers to grow bags and raised-bed planters
Among the most trusted, recognizable, and sought-after voices in the gardening world, Joe Lamp’l is here to help you “Grow like a pro – no experience required!™”
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Average rating from 13 members
This is going to be a staple on my bookshelf.
I am a newbie gardener and was so excited to get my hands on this book. I was worried that it would be a little overwhelming as most of the books I have gotten from the library have been. I am so happy to be wrong, this book is outstanding, from the way the chapters are broken down, to the detailed information about each crop. The tips and information that you are need are easy to find if you are looking for something special, and not overwhelming if you are a newbie like myself.
I was given an ARC of this book for my honest review, and I will definitely be buying a copy to own on my shelves.
The Vegetable Gardening Book from Joe Lamp’l will become your best friend in the garden. The photos are gorgeous and the information extremely useful. Once you’ve read it through it will become one of your best reference guides to return to again and again. Besides overall guidance on where and how to plant, it also contains specifics on many traditional vegetables we grow. You’ll definitely want to add this to your gardening book collection whether you’re a beginner or a long time gardener.
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