This book includes more than 60 fruits, vegetables, and herbs selected for growing success in the diverse growing conditions of Northeast gardens. Northeast Fruit & Vegetable Gardening addresses the climate, soil, sun, and water conditions that affect growing success and includes advice for extending the growing season. Each plant profile highlights planting, growing, watering, and care information. Helpful charts and graphs assist gardeners in knowing when to plant and harvest.
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There's no substitute for the fresh, homegrown taste of fruits and vegetables harvested from a Northeast garden. Whether you garden in the southern, central, or northern part of the region, Northeast Fruit & Vegetable Gardening has the answers to your how-to-grow questions. This easy-to-follow guide features: Planting, care, and harvesting information for more than 60 fruits and vegetablesPopular vegetable selections from arugula to winter squashA variety of common and unusual fruits, nuts, and herbsAdvice on garden design, building the soil, storing and preserving your harvest, and more Northeasterners pride themselves on the ethics of self-sufficiency and frugality. Perhaps that's why more are planting their own food gardens than ever before. It helps ensure the produce you're eating is safe, fresh, and healthy. It's a win-win! The variety of terrains, soils, and circumstances where you can garden in the Northeast is remarkable. From the rocky crags of coastal Maine to the mountains of the Adirondacks, the Northeast has a varied topography that makes gardening exciting, sometimes challenging, but also very rewarding. Whether you're an urban gardener in Boston or cultivating your garden in the wide-open spaces of Vermont, you'll be sure to find Northeast Fruit & Vegetable Gardening an invaluable resource. It's the next best thing to having a master gardener as your neighbor. So let's get growing in the Northeast! Northeast Fruit & Vegetable Gardening tells you everything you need to know to be successful.