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Download California Fruit & Vegetable Gardening: Plant, Grow, and Eat the Best Edibles for California Gardens (Fruit & Vegetable Gardening Guides) epub

by Claire Splan




California abounds with edible selections to grow in the diverse conditions of the state. California Fruit & Vegetable Gardening addresses the critical elements of climate, soil, sun, and water that affects growing success. More than sixty fruits, vegetables, herbs, and edible flowers are highlighted, and helpful charts and graphs for planning and planting the garden are included.

Download California Fruit & Vegetable Gardening: Plant, Grow, and Eat the Best Edibles for California Gardens (Fruit & Vegetable Gardening Guides) epub
ISBN: 159186528X
ISBN13: 978-1591865285
Category: Home
Subcategory: Gardening & Landscape Design
Author: Claire Splan
Language: English
Publisher: Cool Springs Press (April 23, 2012)
Pages: 256 pages
ePUB size: 1491 kb
FB2 size: 1183 kb
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 488
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Hellstaff
This book provides a lot of great information, and is well organized. The first section addresses getting started, soil, pests and diseases. In this section, there are very useful tables of pests and diseases organized by plant, along with the suggested approach to controlling them (I never knew that cats were attracted to Kiwi). The next section is organized by plant, and for each one, addresses when/where/how to plant them, care and maintenance, harvesting, and other tidbits, including varieties particularly suited to California climates. This is one book that appreciates the diversity of climate in this state, and breaks down our 14 climate zones and their chill dates/times. The final section in the book is an adequate glossary, and nice list of other resources (seed and plant sources, etc.).
Alien
For being a regional gardening book I was hoping for more California specific details. This book is great general information for a beginning gardener.
misery
very helpful info. definitely worth the cost.
Kendis
It starts with chapters on the basics of veggie gardening, then has 2 pages of text and color photos for each common species that can grow in California. Very helpful hints on every page. The climate reference map for California is also super helpful.
Nuadabandis
I have 30 or more garden books...I find this one easy to read for beginner gardener. Covers more veggies, nuts, fruit than eastern written books.
Acrobat
I just finished Claire Splan's very readable gardening book. Her book immediately digs into some of the real gardening basics--growing zones and tools. She speaks to garden pests, and the impact of controlling them; addresses how to build up the soil, and how to test it with expert analyses; and explains how to best plant seeds for a nice variety of vegetables, herbs, and trees. I highly recommend this clearly written and nicely illustrated book. It is a friendly introduction to whatever level of organic gardening the reader decides to jump in at.
Winail
Poor aid to the novice. Undefined terms, long listings of bugs and diseases without pictures. Some useful info if you use additional texts. Would not order it if I knew what I know now.
Good book, I just thought since it was California specific, there would be more information. I was hoping for more detail, less opinion I guess but will still be very useful even if it wasn't thorough enough for what I need.