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READ BOOK: Southwest Fruit & Vegetable Gardening: Plant, Grow, and Harvest the Best Edibles 

By Jacqueline Soule 
READ BOOK: Southwest Fruit & Vegetable Gardening: Plant, Grow, and Harvest the Best Edibles  By Jacqueline Soule


Preface :

Growing up gardening here in the Southwest, I did not always know the why of planting different crops in different seasons, it was just how it was done. Now that I have the Ph.D. I know the science as well, and it is all in the genes. Luckily, you don’t need to get a degree, this book sorts it out for you and helps you plant the right crop in the right season. 

Organization of this Book
The science of gardening reveals that some plants have tropical ancestorsand heat-loving genes, and thus flourish in the warm season. Other plants have genes that help them thrive in cool soils and cooler seasons. Thus, if you want to successfully garden in the Southwest, you need to encourage plants to fulfill their genetic destiny, be it warm or cool.

This is a warm and cool book. And really, isn’t that how we garden and approach life too? “Oh gee, it’s April already, what should I be doing right now?” If it’s life, you might be thinking taxes, but if it is in the garden, it depends where you live in the Southwest. In April in the Cold Mountains  some folks have just made their last ski run and are looking to start some nice cool-season crops like greens and root crops. In April in the Low Desert, temperatures are heading toward triple digits and it is time to plant the warm-season crops like melons and corn. Don’t be grumpy that this is not an A to Z book. As friend Katie Elzer-Peters says, “Gardens are not alphabetized.” (That is what the indices and plant lists are for.) 


Contents

PART I: growing edibles in the southwest 
 USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Maps 
  • CHAPTER 1 the southwest region 
  • CHAPTER 2 seasonal gardening 
  • CHAPTER 3 building great soil 
  • CHAPTER 4 planning & planting your garden 
  • CHAPTER 5 growing your garden
 Garden Maintenance Activities 

PART II fruit & vegetable Profiles 
  • CHAPTER 6: fruit & Nut gardening 
  • CHAPTER 7: Vegetable & herb gardening 
Cool-Season Gardening Tips & Tricks 
Cool-Season Vegetables 
Cool-Season Herbs 
Warm-Season Gardening Tips & Tricks 
Warm-Season Vegetables 
Warm-Season Herbs


Product details:
    File Size:   43 Mb
    Paperback:  224 pages
    Publisher:  Cool Springs Press (15 juillet 2014)
    Language: English
    Format: PDF

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