"Jim Stephens recognizes his vegetables. Below his insight as well as you will certainly have a successful, worthwhile, pest-free yard– whether it is in a pot on your deck or a quarter-acre out back."– Marina Blomberg, garden editor, Gainesville Sun

With full-color photographs and outlined expert insight, this economical book defines how to expand abundant vegetables as well as edible natural herbs in yards anywhere in Florida.
Whether you're planting springtime peas and also sweet corn or crisp cucumbers and also the dill you have to could them, Jim Stephens provides clear descriptions of helpful horticulture terms as well as practices and also signs up with prominent expanding concepts with the knowledge of the University of Florida Institute of Food and also Agricultural Sciences.
Integrating his personal history with years of experience as Florida Cooperative Extension Service veggie expert, Stephens clarifies
· kinds of gardens (including hydroponic and natural),.
· site selection,.
· veggie variety option,.
· garden establishment and dental care,.
· dirt fertilization and also administration,.
· weather effects,.
· growing methods, as well as.
· harvesting and saving.

He likewise deals with the challenge of insects and also conditions and also consists of a thorough and also detailed description of all the major and small plants typically expanded in Florida.

And he doesn't forget the fundamental, sensible guidance: thin the turnips, Stephens claims; keep your devices sharp and clean; do not utilize yard plant food on those veggies. His overview will be crucial to county representatives, college educators, garden authors, and anyone that takes pleasure in a juicy, organic tomato.

James M. Stephens is professor of gardening scientific researches at the University of Florida as well as State Extension veggie specialist in charge of curricula for home garden enthusiasts. He was an owner of Florida's Master Gardener program, the Florida Urban Gardening program, and the Organic Gardening Research and Education Center at the University of Florida. He is the author of greater than 300 magazines as well as write-ups as well as more than 200 radio and also tv talks on gardening.