From the Back Cover
There’s no substitute for the fresh, homegrown taste of fruits and vegetables harvested from a Texas garden.
Whether you garden in the southern, central, or northern part of the state, east or west, Texas 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 arugula to tomatoes
A variety of common and unusual fruits and herbs
Advice on garden planning, creating the perfect soil, watering, and more
Growing in Texas isn’t easy. It’s either too hot, too cold, too wet, or too dry. The state ranges from a cold winter climate in the north to an almost tropical one in the south. And it goes from very alkaline limestone soils in the Hill Country to extremely acidic soils in East Texas.
Seasoned horticulturist, conservationist, garden writer, and seventh-generation Texan Greg Grant simplifies the ins and outs of Texas gardening and encourages you to enjoy the satisfaction of growing your own food. 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 Texas Fruits & Vegetable Gardening an invaluable resource. It’s the next best thing to having a master gardener as your neighbor.
About the Author
Greg Grant is a horticulturist, conservationist, garden writer, and seventh generation Texan from Arcadia, Texas. He is co-author of the newly released Heirloom Gardening in the South-YesterdayÆs Plants for TodayÆs Gardens (2011, Texas A&M Press), In GregÆs Garden-A Pineywoods Perspective on Gardening, Nature, and Family (2010, Kindle e-book), Home Landscaping-Texas (2004) and The Southern Heirloom Garden (1995). He also writes the popular "In GregÆs Garden" column for Texas Gardener magazine, and contributes regularly to Neil SperryÆs Gardens magazine.