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Vegetable Gardening For Dummies (2nd Revised edition).

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1 Part I: Digging Into the Basics of Vegetable Gardening 5 Chapter 1: Vegetable Gardening 101 7 Chapter 2: The Popularity and Benefits of Vegetable Gardening 15 Chapter 3: Planning Your Veggie Garden 21 Part II: Vegging Out 39 Chapter 4: Tomatoes: The King of Veggies 41 Chapter 5: Meeting the Tomato's Cousins: Peppers and Eggplants 57 Chapter 6: Growing Underground Crops: Carrots, Onions, and Potatoes 71 Chapter 7: Sweet and Simple: Beans and Peas 89 Chapter 8: Vigorous Vines: Cucumbers, Melons, Pumpkins, and Squash 105 Chapter 9: Cool Weather Staples: Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, and Cauliflower 123 Chapter 10: A Salad for All Seasons: Lettuce, Spinach, Swiss Chard, and Specialty Greens 137 Chapter 11: Sweet Corn and an A to T of Other Worthy Veggies 151 Chapter 12: Growing Berries and Herbs for an Edible Landscape 181 Part III: Getting Down and Dirty in Your Vegetable Garden 197 Chapter 13: On Your Mark, Get Set . . . Grow! 199 Chapter 14: Workin' the Dirt 219 Chapter 15: Maintaining Your Vegetable Garden 237 Chapter 16: Surveying Some Cool Farmer Techniques 265 Chapter 17: Keeping Your Plants Healthy 275 Chapter 18: Containing Your Veggies 291 Chapter 19: Harvesting, Storing, and Preserving Vegetables 301 Part IV: The Part of Tens 311 Chapter 20: Ten Tools of the Trade 313 Chapter 21: Nearly Ten Ways to Extend Your Growing Season 321 Appendix: Planning Guidelines and Other Resources 327 Index 351

About the Author

Charlie Nardozzi has worked for more than 20 years bringing expert gardening information to home gardeners through the printed page, the Internet, radio, and television. He is currently a radio show host and a guest expert on many nationally syndicated radio shows such as Martha Stewart Living Radio. He was the host for PBS's Garden Smart and has been a gardening expert on other television shows such as HGTV's Today at Home.

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