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Commonsense Vegetable Gardening for the South Hardcover – April 1, 1995


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 232 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing; First Printing edition (April 1, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0878338764
  • ISBN-13: 978-0878338764
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.4 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,376,241 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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For gardeners in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas, there's information on hundreds of varieties of vegetables--divided into warm-season and cool-season--and on 27 herbs. Each listing includes basic planting instructions, such as spacing, seed depth, and days needed to reach maturity. There are tips for growing each vegetable, as well as a chapter on getting started, which includes data on planning, soil requirements, starting with seeds, and container gardening. Another chapter covers pest and disease control. This comprehensive guide includes more than 100 color photographs by Adams. George Cohen

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... well-organized ... excellent photographs ... (The Monitor)

... take[s] the guesswork out of vegetable gardening ... (Columbia State)

This book may become the definitive book for home vegetable gardeners in the South and also helpful to those in other areas. (Hortscience)

Everything you need to know ... (Miami Herald)

... practically guaranteed to cut through the fog of gardening in Texas, give you back your sense of humor and ... get you back outdoors to plant some fall vegetables. (Neil Sperry's Gardens)

... this will make you want to get out there and get your hands dirty. (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)

Pick up a copy to help you plan your fall garden. (The Houston Chronicle)

... applies the philosophy that gardening should be fun and therapeutic. (Flower and Garden)

... the best single introduction to vegetable gardening on the Gulf Coast. (Mobile Register)

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 13, 1998
Format: Hardcover
I got alot of good advise from this book. With charts on frost dates and when to plant what there is no way to go wrong when gardening year round in the south. I have fresh veggies all year now because of the helpful points and advise.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Lorraine Eachus on August 27, 1999
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I'm a new resident in the South and gardening is a lot different than where I came from. I needed tons of advice. This book was extremely substantive and a covered a multitude of topics. Had to buy one for my Mom, too. This book will become my major vegetable gardening reference.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 15, 2000
Format: Hardcover
This book is very informative, don't try and plant without it! Everything from working soil and crop rotation to container gardening and pest control. Plus great information on how to plant specific vegetables. Our neighbors dog got to mine and I had to get another right away!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Donna Miller on September 12, 2009
Format: Hardcover
This book is very informative and provided necessary information for planting times in our region. We were planting vegetables in the incorrect seasons and the plants were not producing. Now we have correct information for what to plant based on the season in our area.

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Well written and very useful book. Knowledgeable authors who know the subject well. Covers all phases of growing vegetables in the southern portion of the country.
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