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The beginner's guide to growing great vegetables
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"A comprehensive guide for growing vegetables and herbs filled with hands on advice and time-tested techniques." --The American Gardener

You can grow beautiful, healthy, delicious veggies and herbs right from the start--just follow the trustworthy advice found in The Beginner's Guide to Growing Great Vegetables . Expert gardener Lorene Edwards Forkner shares all the information you need to create a thriving garden, from facts about soil and sun to tips on fertilizing, mulching, and watering. Regional planting charts show what to plant when, and a month-by-month planner takes you from January through December. Profiles of popular edibles explain exactly how to plant, care for, and harvest your bounty. Whether your garden grows in the ground, on a balcony, or in containers on a sunny patio, this is your guide to grow-your-own success. Your backyard bounty awaits!
Table of Contents
Prefacep. 6
Acknowledgmentsp. 7
Get Startedp. 9
Welcome to Gardening in North Americap. 11
Gardening 101p. 19
Garden Planningp. 39
Get Plantingp. 53
January Plotting and Planningp. 55
February Gardening Under Coverp. 63
March Go Outsidep. 73
April Control Issuesp. 85
May Ornamental Edibles, Pretty Tasty!p. 97
June Cultivating Deliciousp. 109
July Summer Is Herep. 121
August Relax and Reapp. 131
September Renewed Energyp. 139
October Putting the Garden to Bedp. 149
November Feast Days and Storm Seasonp. 157
December Gifts from the Gardenp. 165
Edibles A to Zp. 173
Resources and Servicesp. 211
Further Readingp. 214
Metric Conversionsp. 215
Photo and Illustration Creditsp. 216
Indexp. 217
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