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jillan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-21-08 02:48 PM
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Anybody have this book?

I'm thinking of picking one up this weekend but wondering if any DUers can give me a review?

Sounds like a perfect how to guide for me:

The Veggie Gardener's Answer Book: Solutions to Every Problem You'll Ever Face Answers to Every Question You'll Ever Ask
by Ellis, Barbara W

What happens between the hopeful spring weekend spent planting seeds and the warm summer morning when the gardener wanders back into the rows of vegetable plants with picking basket in hand? Plenty! Every healthy vegetable garden represents an entire world of activity and every vegetable gardener, no matter how experienced, wants to know more about what's going on in those tidy rows and how to handle any growing quandary that may arise throughout the season.

The Veggie Gardener's Answer Book has all the answers, gathered together in a sturdy little book for handy in-the-garden reference. Gardeners will find helpful, uncomplicated responses to questions on planning and planting a vegetable garden, improving soil, caring for crops, and organically controlling pests and diseases.

The second section of the book takes readers on a veggie-by-veggie tour of the most popular crops, offering detailed advice on everything from starting seeds to knowing when to harvest. Having trouble choosing tomato varieties? Need advice on staking beans? It's all here in easy-to-access answers to everyday questions.

The popularity of vegetable gardening is at an all-time high. Homegrown vegetables taste great, nourish body and soul, and provide the additional security of knowing where the produce comes from and how it was grown. The Veggie Gardener's Answer Book feeds readers all the insider's tips and tricks, practical advice, and organic wisdom necessary for growing the very best crops.
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asdjrocky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-21-08 04:45 PM
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1. Wow, haven't read it but it looks great.
I'm doing my first garden this year, and that book looks very helpful. While I know I can get a lot of stuff on line, there's just something about reading a book that I can't resist.

Thanks for the information.
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jillan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-22-08 12:57 AM
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2. I agree. My problem with getting info online is . . . .
I always have to see what's going on at DU . . . . . 1 hour later I find myself saying "How did it get to be so late?!!!!%$%$#$#$@" :)

Sometimes it's just better for me to have the book....
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asdjrocky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-22-08 01:53 PM
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3. Too funny and too true.
I am finding that some of the best garden advice I've gotten is from DU, so what's a guy or a gal to do? Every time I go on line for garden information I find more people trying to sell me stuff, when my whole idea is to recycle and reuse everything I can. Even the boards for my raised beds are from untreated redwood fencing. Hell, I got 20 old boards for 20 bucks, just by calling a few fencing companies. Another good reason for a book.

We need a emo for cranky old gardening guy.
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