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Vegetables (Illustrated Encyclopedia of Gardening)
Vegetables - Illustrated Encyclopedia of Gardening Author:The American Horticultural Society People have been growing vegetables for millennia. The original purpose was the need for food -- and of course home gardens are still a major source of food for millions of people today. But for many other more fortunate millions it is the preference for good, fresh vegetables at a reasonable cost that turns them into vegetable garde... more »ners. They may not have to garden, but they want to.
Any kind of gardening requires a certain amount of work and, above all, attention. This book is about the whole gardening process. It contains a wealth of knowledge, lore, advice, tips, cautions, information and common sense about growing vegetables successfully and pleasurably. There are straightforward, no-nonsense procedures for the beginning gardener as well as seasoned advice and encouragement for the experienced gardener. The illustrations, charts, and diagrams show exactly how to do what the text describes. The goal has been to ensure that no step is overlooked.
With sensible planning and a realistic evaluation of the time and space that can be devoted to a garden, anyone should be able to cultivate vegetables comfortably and rewardingly.« less