Southwest Fruit & Vegetable Gardening: Plant, Grow, and Harvest the Best Edibles - Arizona, Nevada & New Mexico

Southwest Fruit & Vegetable Gardening: Plant, Grow, and Harvest the Best Edibles - Arizona, Nevada & New Mexico

by Jacqueline Soule

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Overview

Master the art of edible gardening in the beautiful southwestern United States.Southwest Fruit & Vegetable Gardening is written exclusively for gardeners who want to grow edibles in Arizona, New Mexico, or Nevada. Co-authors Katie Elzer-Peters and Jacqueline Soule share their bountiful knowledge of edibles in general and the Southwest region in particular, equipping you with all the information you need to design your edible garden, tend the soil, maintain your plants throughout their life cycles, and—most importantly—harvest the delicious foods they produce. So whether you live in the Tucson suburbs, the New Mexico Bootheel, the Mojave Desert, or anywhere else in the southwestern tri-state area, you’ll discover the best fruit and vegetable plants for your garden in this beautiful step-by-step how-to guide . . . and they’ll be on your table before you know it.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781610589895
Publisher: Cool Springs Press
Publication date: 07/15/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 861,022
File size: 14 MB
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About the Author

Jacqueline Soule lives in Tucson, Arizona, and has authored several gardening books. She is one of southern Arizona’s leading voices on how to create beautiful, low-water gardens and landscapes and sustainable spaces around your home—as well as growing organic fruits, vegetables, and herbs, including native plants and herbs for food, crafts and more. www.gardeningwithsoule.com

Table of Contents

Preface 6

Dedication 8

Acknowledgments 9

Part I Growing Edibles in the Southwest 10

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Maps 12

Chapter 1 The Southwest Region 14

Chapter 2 Seasonal Gardening 18

Chapter 3 Building Great Soil 24

Capture 4 Planning & Planting Your Garden 30

Chapter 5 Growing Your Garden 42

Garden Maintenance Activities 50

Part II

Fruit & Vegetable Profiles 60

Chapter 6 Fruit & Nut Gardening 62

Chapter 7 Vegetable & Herb Gardening 100

Cool-Season Gardening Tips & Tricks 104

Cool-Season Vegetables 108

Cool-Season Herbs 142

Warm-Season Gardening Tips & Tricks 148

Warm-Season Vegetables 152

Warm-Season Herbs 186

Resources 206

Glossary 209

Index 216

Photo Credits 223

Meet Jacqueline A Soule 224

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