If you're interested in expanding your personal fruits and vegetables, you've signed up with the ranks of a blossoming team of DIY gardeners who place a premium on the suggestion of self-sufficiency. But like other type of horticulture, growing edibles is not a one-size-fits-all quest: in order to achieve success, you'll should understand not just which plants grow well in your state or region, but also how to expand them with cautious methods as well as a schedule that provides particularly to your regional microclimate. The good news is for you, Midwest Fruit & Vegetable Gardening is written solely for gardeners who intend to expand edibles in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, or Wisconsin. Author Katie Elzer-Peters, the master gardener in charge of our bestselling Beginner's Illustrated Guide to Gardening (2012), furnishes you with all the info you need to design your edible garden, tend the dirt, maintain your plants throughout their life process, and– most importantly– collect the delicious foods they produce. So whether you live in the Badlands, the Dells, the Quad Cities, or anywhere else in the Midwestern United States, you'll find the very best vegetables and fruit plants for your garden in this beautiful step-by-step how-to quick guide … and they'll get on your table before you understand it.