The Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening in Southern California
ISBN: 1604695617
EAN13: 9781604695618
Language: English
Pages: 200
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 9.00" L x 7.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview
Grow your own food in the Golden State There is nothing more regionally specific than vegetable gardening--what to plant, when to plant it, and when to harvest are decisions based on climate, weather, and first frost. The Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening in Southern California , by regional expert Geri Miller, focuses on the unique eccentricities of California's gardening calendar, which include extreme temperatures and low rainfall. The month-by-month format makes it perfect for beginners and accessible to everyone--gardeners can start gardening the month they pick it up.
Editor Reviews
From the Back Cover Crisp cucumbers, leafy greens, fresh snap peas, and vine-ripened melons are just a few of the delights awaiting gardeners in Southern California. While the climate can present gardeners with challenges, there are many ways to have a productive garden and an ever-changing menu of seasonal food. How do you use the summer heat to grow the most delicious tomatoes? Which months are the best for sowing carrot or beet seeds? How can you make the most of your bountiful harvest during the winter months? Geri Miller answers all these questions and more. Monthly planning guides show exactly what you can do in the garden from January through December, and you'll learn skills that go beyond the basics with tutorials on overwintering, making seed pots, drying herbs, and building cold frames. Also included are a comprehensive gardening primer and an A to Z of edibles--a detailed, invaluable source for the region's tried-and-tested varieties. Whether you are just starting your season or looking for ways to extend it, this is your guide to producing a bountiful, year-round harvest in Southern California.