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Growing vegetables requires regionally specific information--what to plant, when to plant it, and when to harvest are based on climate, weather, and first frost. The Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Northeast tackles this need head on, with regionally specific growing information written by local gardening expert, Marie Iannotti. This region includes Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont. The southernmost parts of Ontario, New Brunswick, Novia Scotia, and Quebec are also included. Monthly planting guides show exactly what you can do in the garden from January through December. The skill sets go beyond the basics with tutorials on seed saving, worm bins, and more.
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Matchstick green beans, spicy radishes, leafy greens, and fresh snap peas are just a few of the harvest delights awaiting gardeners in the Northeast. Long, hot summers and cool, crisp falls grant northern gardeners a growing season capable of yielding an ever-changing menu of seasonal food. But how do you use that hot summer weather to grow the sweetest tomatoes? Which months are the best for sowing squash or carrot seeds? And during the long winter months, how can you extend your bountiful harvest? Marie Iannotti answers all these questions and more while covering the many eccentricities of gardening in the Northeast. Monthly planning guides show exactly what you can do in the garden from January through December. The skill sets go beyond the basics with tutorials on seed saving, foiling pests, and working with worm bins. 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 the Northeast.