Perhaps it's because of the uncertainty that surrounds the safety of produce purchased in the grocery store these days. Perhaps it's because people are looking for fun, inexpensive hobbies to dive into. Or perhaps it's because there's nothing like the taste of fresh fruits and veggies grown in the backyard. But whatever the reason, readers need advice on gardening now more than ever before. And The Complete Idiot's GuideAr to Vegetable Gardening is just the place to turn. In this book, expert authors Daria Price Bowman and Carl A. Price provide information on: Expert techniques for planning and plotting a gardenUnderstanding what's necessary for soil nourishmentPlanting seeds and seedlingsGrowing fruits, vegetables, berries, and moreCultivating medicinal and healing herbsRecognizing and preventing the most common plant diseasesIdentifying and eliminating weedsPruning and trimming plantsKnowing when to harvestDeciding whether to can, dry, or freeze A comprehensive, easy-to-read book, The Complete Idiot's GuideAr to Vegetable Gardening is an excellent resource for anyone interested in growing fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs.Compost Pile The leaves of the rhubarb plant contain oxalic acid, which is poisonous. ... Plant crown divisions, which are available from garden centers, nurseries, and online vendors, in the early spring or late fall, placing the crowns about 2a#39;/: to V/i ... Rhubarb is a heavy feeder, so plan on a regular fertilization schedule.
|Title||:||The Complete Idiot's Guide to Vegetable Gardening|
|Author||:||Carl Price, Daria Bowman|
|Publisher||:||Penguin - 2009-01-21|