The mini farming guide to vegetable gardening : self-sufficiency from asparagus to zucchini / Brett L. Markham.

Main Author: Markham, Brett L.
Published: New York : Skyhorse Pub., c2012.
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Make the most of your vegetable garden with Brett Markham, author Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on ¼ Acre . This comprehensive new handbook covers everything you need to know about maximizing and harvesting the best vegetables you can possibly produce. With each chapter addressing a different vegetable, you'll learn tips and tricks about varietal selection, nutritional merits, how to begin, special hints for growing, and how to deal with particular pests and diseases, plus one or two creative recipes to get you started. With over 150 of Markham's own photographs guiding you every step of the way, you'll find this an honest, straightforward guide and a must-have for any vegetable mini-farmer.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments and Dedication|vii

Foreword: Why Grow Your Own Vegetables?

p. ix

Chapter 1Soil and Fertility

p. 3

Chapter 2Asparagus

p. 17

Chapter 3Beans

p. 25

Chapter 4Beets and Chard

p. 33

Chapter 5Cabbage, Broccoli, and Cauliflower

p. 41

Chapter 6Carrots and Parsnips

p. 51

Chapter 7Corn

p. 61

Chapter 8Cucumbers

p. 73

Chapter 9Greens

p. 83

Chapter 10Herbs

p. 93

Chapter 11Melons

p. 105

Chapter 12Onions

p. 113

Chapter 13Peas

p. 125

Chapter 14Peppers

p. 133

Chapter 15Potatoes

p. 143

Chapter 16Squash

p. 157

Chapter 17Tomatoes

p. 169

Chapter 18Turnips, Rutabagas, and Radishes

p. 183

Chapter 19Permaculture with Perennial Vegetables

p. 193

Index of Recipes

p. 202

Alphabetical Index

p. 203