This book includes more than 60 fruits, vegetables and herbs suitable for the diverse growing conditions of Texas gardens. Texas Fruit & Vegetable Gardening addresses the climate, soil, sun, and water conditions that affect growing success. Each plant profile highlights planting, growing, watering, and care information. Helpful charts and graphs assist gardeners in knowing when to plant and harvest.
From the Back Cover There's no substitute for the fresh, homegrown taste of fruits and vegetables harvested from a Texas garden. Whether you garden in the southern, central, or northern part of the state, east or west, Texas 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 ediblesPopular vegetable selections from arugula to tomatoesA variety of common and unusual fruits and herbsAdvice on garden planning, creating the perfect soil, watering, and more Growing in Texas isn't easy. It's either too hot, too cold, too wet, or too dry. The state ranges from a cold winter climate in the north to an almost tropical one in the south. And it goes from very alkaline limestone soils in the Hill Country to extremely acidic soils in East Texas. Seasoned horticulturist, conservationist, garden writer, and seventh-generation Texan Greg Grant simplifies the ins and outs of Texas gardening and encourages you to enjoy the satisfaction of growing your own food. No matter if you want to plant a large plot, just a container garden, or a tasty kitchen garden, you'll be sure to find Texas Fruits & Vegetable Gardening an invaluable resource. It's the next best thing to having a master gardener as your neighbor.