Vegetable Gardening For Dummies 2nd edition teaches you how to easily raise healthy vegetables with a little effort, no matter the size of your garden or your personal dietary needs. You will learn how to choose the plants you prefer to grow; why some plants are more productive than others; and how to prepare the soil for planting. You will also discover how to properly plan your garden and obtain the most fertile soil in optimal condition; and how to harvest the plants safely, all from the simple steps provided in this fully illustrated text. Vegetable Gardening For Dummies is designed for home gardeners as well as professional gardeners, offering many step-by-step guides and detailed instructions, complete with color photos and detailed descriptions.
This second edition of Vegetable Gardening For Dummies covers all the basics of vegetable gardening, including how to select plants and the proper way to plant them. Detailed instructions for making a bed, creating an organic garden, and how much water and fertilizer you will need are included. The book includes detailed information about the different vegetables and the best varieties for raised beds; there are even recipes included with each guide for the most popular foods grown in raised beds. The book also addresses the different concerns about gardening, such as pests and disease. In addition, it provides helpful information on using herbicides and pesticides, as well as other helpful tips to help you protect your garden from the elements.
Vegetable Gardening For Dummies provides detailed information about twenty-nine common vegetables and the varieties that are most suitable for gardening as houseplants. It discusses common varieties and common diseases with clear detail so that even the most inexperienced gardener can easily identify which plants should be avoided and which can be safely harvested. Cascading themes help the reader focus on specific issues as they look over the plants. These include vegetable planting problems, tips for improving soil fertility, ways to control weeds, the different diseases of plants, and the best plants for shade or full sun. Even the smallest spaces can be turned into productive and attractive gardens with the use of appropriate plants and the correct planning and layout.
Beginning gardeners will find some useful information about how much soil is needed, common soil types, and how much water and fertilizer to use. With detailed illustrations and easy-to-read text, this book will prove to be an excellent resource for those just starting out in their attempt to begin vegetable gardening. Those with more experience in gardening will also find some helpful hints and tips for improving their work and creating a more attractive landscape. The book contains numerous plant varieties that grow well together and several ideas for creating an interesting planting area.
Gardening for Dummies gives a step-by-step guide to building a garden that can provide bountiful vegetables. It includes a list of several “must have” items and several vegetables that are often overlooked or simply take up too much space or are hard to find. It also gives several suggestions for making your gardening more appealing to the eye and easier to maintain. Many gardening for dummies books are geared toward children, since children enjoy growing vegetables and most seem to like tomatoes, leafy greens, and other more familiar looking plants. In fact, many vegetable gardening for kids involve growing veggies indoors under the watchful eye of a parent or grandparent. Gardening for kids may involve using recycled materials or creating a more natural look.
Vegetable container gardening for beginners included simple designs for pots and pans that held the right amount of water and soil for each plant. Other vegetable gardening for dummies featured colorful, non-greenhouse plants that could easily be planted right in the garden without the fear of weeds. Vegetable containers for both indoor and outdoor use provided succulents, zinnias, and other flowers that were easy to care for and beautiful to look at. These plants had been tried and true favorites for generations of farmers and home gardeners.