"If you are just digging into your first edible garden this year, Splan's complete guide to growing edibles can pitch in with good advice from the seed starting stage to all-important harvesting techniques."--Cindy McNatt, Orange County Register
"Pretty handy for those who don't want to translate vegetable growing into California-speak. Splan covers them all and tells you when, how and where to plant every kind of edible, including herbs"-- Dirt Du Jour"Claire's writing style, along with her gardening experience, will help California gardeners understand the quirky nature of growing in the Golden State. Just like the book says, 'It's the next best thing to having a master gardener as your neighbor.'" -- Jodi Torpey, VegetableGardener.com
From the Back Cover
There’s no substitute for the fresh, homegrown taste of fruits and vegetables harvested from a California garden.
Whether you garden in the southern, central, or northern part of the state, California Fruit & Vegetable Gardening has the answers to your how-to-grow questions.
This easy-to-follow guide features:
Planting, care, and harvesting information for more than 60 edibles
Popular vegetable selections from artichokes to turnips
A variety of common and unusual fruits, nuts, and herbs
Advice on garden planning, creating the perfect soil, watering, and more
We’ve seen the commercials, and we all know the stereotypes about California: blue skies, endless sunshine, orange groves, rolling vineyards, everything healthy, lush, and green.
The reality is that while gardening in California is in many ways a remarkably easy endeavor, it can be quite challenging to figure out what to do when. California is not a small place, and it is known for its diverse environment. There aren’t just a few USDA horticultural zones running through the state; there are twelve of them. California Fruit & Vegetable Gardening tells you everything you need to know to be successful.
No matter if you want to plant a large plot, just a container garden, or a tasty kitchen garden, you’ll be sure to find California Fruit & Vegetable Gardening an invaluable resource. It’s the next best thing to having a master gardener as your neighbor.