HOW TO GROW VEGETABLES by

HOW TO GROW VEGETABLES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A primer for vegetable gardeners, starting with the assumption that the prospective gardener knows nothing about vegetable gardening- and not much about any other kind. The arrangement is a commonsense one -- a sequence corresponding to step by step learning, - What? Where? How? Why? The authors contend that 20 minutes a day will take care of a 20 x 40 vegetable garden, designed for a family of four. And the initial investment- $10. They advise selection of six rapid growers, vegetables the family likes. They advise on location of garden, selection of vegetables for balance as well as popularity, choice of tools- and their care, purchase of basic supplies. And then they go on to the eternal problem of soil- how to improve it- how to get around poor soil -- and the routine care involved in gardening. The emphasis throughout on watering- on irrigation etc. suggests that the gardeners are either Californian or Southwestern. But their basic information as they discuss successively salad greens, root vegetables, bulbs, cabbage and bean family, vines, perennials etc. is applicable anywhere. Excellent- well presented --practical not too complicated- yet thorough enough. Specific information on prevention of poet and disease is worth the price of the book for the gardener with limited time. Final sections deal with storage, canning, etc.

Pub Date: April 21st, 1950
Publisher: Duell, Sloan & Pearce