aGrowing Food in the High Desert Countya is a comprehensive gardening book with emphasis on growing vegetables. The author seeks to help the high desert dweller cope with the problems of raising plants in a dry land. From practical experience, she learned that her familiar East coast gardening techniques were not suitable to the high country so she developed the special methods given in this book. In addition to vegetables, Ms. Weinberg discusses various aspects of fruit tree culture in the high desert and drought-tolerant perennials, shrubs and trees. A special chapter on common garden pests tells how to control them without the use of commercial pesticides. JULIE BEHREND WEINBERG studied organic horticulture and agriculture at Goddard College. She has written weekly garden columns for both the aSanta Fe Reportera and aThe Santa Fe New Mexican.aTheir roots have only a little soil clinging to them and they are kept moist in a wrapping of sphagnum peat moss, shredded ... The biggest trick for successfully planting fruit trees, be they bare-root or potted, is to plant them in a big hole.
|Title||:||Growing Food In the High Desert Country|
|Author||:||Julie Behrend Weinberg|
|Publisher||:||Sunstone Press - 2012-01-15|