For all of your gardening questions, The Veggie Gardener’s Answer Book has the answers, gathered together in a sturdy little book for handy in-the-garden reference. You’ll find helpful information on everything from planning and planting a vegetable garden to improving soil, caring for crops, organically controlling pests and diseases, and harvesting.
In this latest addition to Storey’s popular Answer Book series, veteran horticulturist and gardener Ellis uses the straightforward Q&A format to furnish pithy responses to the most basic, as well as the most esoteric, gardening questions. From the simple sowing of seeds to the complexities of crop rotation to the benefits of organic pest control, Ellis demystifies essential cultural techniques and practices, and profiles more than 20 popular garden crops. Helpful sidebars offer tips on such critical topics as weeding and harvesting, while appendixes cover crop-planting guidelines and a state-by-state breakdown of growing seasons. As global warming and natural disasters continue to impact the availability and affordability of commercially produced vegetables, the merits of growing one’s own food become increasingly important. Knowing what to do, and when and how to do it, is made abundantly clear in Ellis’ handy, quick-reference guide.