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Synopsis: California 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 Jennifer Beaver 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, plus some herbs to spice up the veggies.
About the Author: JENNIFER BEAVER is a freelance writer and Master Gardener who discovered a passion for plants after witnessing their transformative power in neighborhoods. She helped found a group that successfully saves urban landscape trees, thereby reducing pollution and preserving property values. Captivated by the delights of vegetable gardening, she is always on the prowl for new varieties to add to her garden and her plate.
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.
Title: Vegetable Gardening for California
Publisher: Lone Pine Publishing
Publication Date: 2012
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