Vegetable Gardening Guide for Colder Areas
The Vegetable Gardening for the North Ebook is a *new* ebook combining the old variety book *plus* the basics of intensive vegetable gardening explained in simple ways.
These are detailed growing instructions on how to get your plants from
seed to harvest. Such things as how deep to plant the seed, how far
apart to put each plant and how far apart should rows be are contained
in each description.
These detailed growing instructions are plain and simple directions –
all in one spot – that will let you have your own fresh harvest of the
best tasting vegetables you can possibly imagine. Time from garden to
stove can be measured in seconds (you won’t believe how good fresh corn
really tastes) and the extra nutrition you’re getting is almost
Here are the veggies you will grow successfully
•Asparagus can be either grown fast and expensive or slow and cheap.
Here's how to do it both ways.
•Bush Beans are fantastic in stir fries. Here's how to get them into
the garden and into the pot.
•Pole Beans are the "enfant terrible" of the vegetable garden. Gorgeous
flowers, excellent climber and fence covering, good fruit to eat but
they simply can't get along with each other.
•Beets are one of my favourite pickles. With salt they are hard to
•Broccoli: while politicians may not like this vegetable, your mother
does. Click here to see why your mother is right.
•Brussels Sprouts are one that you either hate or love. There's little
middle ground with this plant.
•Cabbage comes in a wide variety of sizes and types but the growing is
pretty much the same for all.
•Carrots and and the big tip to growing them successfully are right
•Cauliflower can be better tasting and just as white as store-bought if
you follow these tips.
•Celeriac and its nutty flavour are both easy to grow and interesting
to eat. If you can grow celery, you can grow celeriac.
•Celery - if you pamper celery you'll succeed. Here's what this
vegetable gardening guide has to say about pampering a plant.
•Corn cobs fresh from the garden straight into the boiling water,
slathered with butter and salt. Does a summer vegetable garden get any
•Cucumbers and dill pickles seem to go together. Here's how to get the
•Eggplant is one of the trickier crops to grow in a cool climate.
Here's why you might fail and how to turn it around.
•Gourds are an easy and superb project for the children's garden. Or
husbands who are out of theirs.
•Kale is the easiest of the cabbage family to grow and the best when
cold weather hits.
•Kohlrabi may look wierd but its nut-like flavour will appeal to most
gardeners. Here's how to get that flavour.
•Leeks are like Spanish onions and just as easy to grow. Here's how...
•Lettuce can be grown as started plants or direct sown - you decide but
I'm going with direct sowing.
•Muskmelon & Cantaloupe are heat lovers and if you follow the
instructions in the vegetable gardening guide article you'll have a lot
of fruit. This means you can invite me to have vanilla ice cream and
melons for dessert.
•Onions and all you need to get them grown are here.
•Parsnips are just like carrots to grow but aren't orange.
•Peas are wonderful thing; particularly edible podded peas that are
vine ripened and cool, shaded by the vines on a hot day in the garden.
A few of these pilfered on the way down the garden can make an
afternoon's work worthwhile.
•Peppers - both green and hot are tricky to grow but here's how you'll
•Pumpkins are fine for Halloween but what about making me a pie?
•Radish are the space-fillers in the garden and you can tuck them here
and there. Watch high temperatures or they'll turn nasty. This
vegetable gardening guide article has all the details.
•Spinach is the earliest and easiest of the leafy green salad makers.
And Popeye was right! It is good for you as this article in the
vegetable gardening guide shows.
•Squash or winter squash are staple foods in some families. Butter and
brown sugar make them edible.
•Summer Squash such as zucchini and spaghetti squash are stir fry
champs - just don't try to store them for winter use. Swiss Chard is a
perfect replacement for spinach in the summer time. Easy to grow and
doesn't bolt in the heat.
•Tomato seed starting tips are here while basic variety, planting and
pruning directions are here You'll find the tomato problems page here
•Turnips are easy if you rotate the crops and take care of aphids and
flea beetles. No need to buff the wax job either. And Turnips are
sometimes upscaled and called Rutabaga.
•Watermelons are wonderful to grow if you pick the early varieties. But
don't spit the seeds at me! :-)
What They're Saying
I love your style of writing. Easy, knowledgeable but not condescending.
I agree with everything in the book. Great information about each vegetable. The information applies to the beginner gardener or the expert gardener.
-Mrs. Know It All of garden radio
What I love about your book....no nonsense, 'Doug Green' voice.....good grounded information offered from someone who has years of experience in the field.
-Fran Sorin author, garden tv host and garden designer
The book emphasizes common sense and adaptability, general in the first half and specific in the second, with useful details about cultivating a broad range of vegetables. He writes it all in a friendly, shoot-from-the-hip voice that covers all bases without drowning you in data. Again, this is the right style for me, who just wants a few reliable guidelines to follow, plus a fingertip resource when I need particulars about my vegetables of choice.
Carolyn Haley - author 'Open Your Heart with Gardens'
Intensive Gardening Techniques to Increase Yields
Not only that but you'll learn how to combine and grow these vegetables for the highest yields! These are the secrets used by generations of advanced gardeners to produce those amazing yields you read about and wonder, "How did they do that?"
Here's how they do it.
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