Vegetable Gardening for the Midwest

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The Midwest is an ideal place to grow a huge variety of vegetables, and there are plenty of healthful and economic benefits to having your own garden. Whether you have a traditional backyard space or several containers on a high-rise balcony, you can grow a season-long supply of tasty produce. Best-selling garden writers Colleen Vanderlinden and Laura Peters provide all you need to know to dig in:

* Basics such as light, soil, exposure and frost tolerance
* Almost infinite garden styles, including raised beds and containers
* Preparing the garden and selecting which vegetables to grow where
* Recommended varieties, including new, traditional, heirloom and unusual selections
* Seasonal care, including mulching, weeding and watering
* Tips throughout, including how to extend the growing season and what to do with your harvest
* Organic approaches to management of pests and diseases
* An appendix featuring companion plants and relationships
* Helpful hardiness maps, and delicious color photos throughout.

From A to Z--yummy artichokes, arugula and asparagus, through to healthy kale and peculiar kohlrabi, leeks and okra, all the way to colorful peppers, potatoes and zucchini--it's all here in this informative gardening guide.

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COLLEEN VANDERLINDEN writes about gardening from her home in southeast Michigan, where she maintains an ever-expanding organic vegetable and herb garden. She is the organic gardening expert for the website About.com, and she has had articles published in regional and national home and garden magazines.

LAURA PETERS is a certified Master Gardener with over 30 gardening books to her credit. She has worked in almost every aspect of the horticultural industry in a career that has spanned more than 20 years. She passionately believes in organic gardening and food security, and she loves to share her knowledge with fellow gardeners and environmentalists alike.

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