The Vegetable Gardener’s Bible, 2nd Edition
The invaluable information for house food garden enthusiasts! Ed Smith's W-O-R-D system has actually assisted numerous garden enthusiasts grow a wealth of veggies and also herbs. And also those tomatoes and zucchini and basil and cucumbers have nourished numerous households, neighbors, and close friends with delicious, fresh fruit and vegetables. The Vegetable Gardener's Bible is essential reading for locavores in every edge of North America!
Everything you liked regarding the very first edition of The Vegetable Gardener's Bible is still here: friendly, obtainable language; full-color digital photography; extensive vegetable certain information in the A-to-Z section; ahead-of-its-time dedication to natural methods; and also far more.
Now, Ed Smith is back with a 10th Anniversary Edition for the next generation of veggie garden enthusiasts. New to this version is coverage of 15 added veggies, including a broadened area on salad environment-friendlies and also more European as well as Asian vegetables. Visitors will likewise discover growing details on even more fruits and also herbs, new cultivar photos in lots of vegetable entries, as well as a much-requested section on prolonging the season right into the winter season. Regardless of just how cold the environment, growers can bring natural herbs indoors and also keep sturdy eco-friendlies active in cold frames or hoop residences.
The impulse to expand vegetables is also more powerful in 2009 than it remained in 2000, when Storey published The Vegetable Gardener's Bible. The monetary and also ecological costs of fossil fuels raise urgent inquiries: How much should we be delivering food? How much are the wellness prices of petroleum-based pesticides and weed killers? Do we have to rely upon megafarms that make use of gasoline-powered equipment to grow as well as collect crops? With every tough inquiry, even more people assume, "Maybe I must grow a couple of veggies of my own." This publication will certainly continue to address all their veggie horticulture inquiries.
Applaud for the First Edition:
" In every village, there is a vegetable garden that people go out of the method to walk past. Smith is the individual who grew that yard."– Verlyn Klinkenborg, The New York Times Book Review
" An abundance of photos … visually bolster the methods explained, while frequent subheads, sidebars, and information-packed image inscriptions make the design straightforward … [Smith's] book is comprehensive and infused with sensible knowledge and also a dry Vermont humor that need to endear him to visitors."– Publisher's Weekly
" Smith … plainly discusses everything amateur as well as knowledgeable gardeners need to recognize to expand vegetables and herbs …"– Library Journal
" this publication will answer all your concerns along with placed you on the path to an abundant harvest. As an incentive, stories as well as tales make this helpful book fun to read." – New York Newsday