Starter Vegetable Gardens
Are you planning your very first vegetable garden? Confused about soil, garden layout, seeds, temperatures, planting schedules, fertilizers, pests, watering, harvesting? Master gardener Barbara Pleasant takes the guesswork and anxiety out of growing food, explaining in simple language exactly how to start, maintain, and eventually expand an organic vegetable garden, even in the smallest of spaces. Choose one of 24 no-fail, small-scale garden plans and find out how easy it is to enjoy your own fresh food all season long!
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- Available as an ebook
- Pages: 180
- Size: 9 3/8 x 12
- Color: Full-color; Photographs and illustrations throughout
- ISBN: 978-1-60342-529-2
- Order Number: 62529
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