The Vegetable Gardening Book Your complete guide to growing an edible organic garden from seed to harvest

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Pub. Date: 2022-09-06
Publisher(s): Cool Springs Press
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Summary

The award-winning television and podcast host Joe Lamp’l is here with insider tips and next-level insight for creating a lush, fruitful, and resilient vegetable garden.

Just when you think you have a secure grip on what it takes to grow a vegetable garden, a pro like Joe comes along to surprise you with a wheelbarrow full of new-to-you information to knock your gardening socks right off. In The Vegetable Gardening Book, Joe distills insight from years interviewing highly experienced growers for public television’s Growing a Greener World and The joe gardener® Show Podcast along with his own extensive, hands-on knowledge of the craft to present practical and useful info on everything from starting seeds and selecting varieties to building the perfect tomato cage, encouraging pollinators, and creating biodiversity-rich soil in a 100% organic food garden. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in growing the best edible garden their backyard (or balcony!) has ever seen.

Inside you’ll find:

  • Ideas for designing and laying out your garden for the greatest yields in the smallest amount of space
  • A sure-fire plan for reducing maintenance and trimming down the traditional workload of a garden
  • Detailed growing profiles of 40 of Joe’s favorite crops
  • A handy reference chart with an easy-to-follow crop rotation plan
  • Advice and tips for extending the growing season, building raised beds, setting up a potting station, and deciding which garden tools are worth your time and money
  • Strategies to grow anywhere and everywhere—from in-ground garden beds and containers to grow bags and raised-bed planters


Among the most trusted, recognizable, and sought-after voicesin the gardening world, Joe Lamp’l is here to help you “Grow like a pro – no experience required!™”

Author Biography

Joe Lamp’l (aka joe gardener®) is one of the country’s most recognized and trusted personalities in gardening and green living. With an academic background in horticulture and over 30 years of real-world growing experience, Joe was the host of Fresh from the Garden on the DIY Network, where he taught viewers how to grow vegetables from seed to harvest, with each of 50+ episodes dedicated to an entirely new crop. Currently, he is the creator and Emmy-winning host of public television’s Growing a Greener World, which has aired for 12 seasons (200 episodes) and is still going strong. The program airs in 96% of the US and in numerous countries.

Joe has been an on-air contributor for NBC’s The Today Show, ABC’s Good Morning America, and The Weather Channel. His podcast, The joe gardener® Show, is the #1 most-listened-to gardening podcast in the country. His conversations with professionals, book authors, plant breeders, and others in the green industry and gardening world are downloaded by millions of listeners every year.

As the founder and “Joe” behind the successful brand joegardener.com and the Online Gardening Academy™ he has created an ever-growing network of resources dedicated to all things gardening. His videos and blog posts are viewed by hundreds of thousands each and every month, and his comprehensive online courses encourage and inspire a growing number of students to become better gardeners in their own backyards. Joe and his family live on a small farm just north of Atlanta, Georgia.

Table of Contents

PREFACE: The Joy and Importance of Growing Your Own Food
INTRODUCTION
Start Here
It's All About the Soil
Plant Basics
Where to Grow Your Food
Feeding Your Plants
Seeds and Seedlings
Getting the Timing Right
Mulch Matters
Getting the Watering Right
Extending the Season
Insects and Bugs: Friend or Foe?
Diseases: Managing the Inevitable
GROW GUIDES: The Fab 40 for Filling Your Vegetable Garden
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
PHOTO CREDITS
INDEX
 

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