Edible Gardening for the Midwest

Edible Gardening for the Midwest

Vegetables, Herbs, Fruits & Seeds

Book - 2009
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Food plants have their own ornamental value, adding harmony to existing landscapes without creating a separate vegetable garden. They also provide a fresh, healthy alternative to the tasteless and woody fruits and vegetables bred for long-distance transportation and shipped to our grocery stores from all over the world. In this book, we show how, with just a little effort, you can augment your landscape with edibles of every description in an environmentally sustainable manner: * Veggie favorites: tomatoes, lettuce, carrots, beans and onions * Berries: blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and strawberries * The superhealthy: flax, broccoli, kale and garlic * The oddly beautiful: Brussels sprouts, kohlrabi, asparagus and artichokes * The ancient and exotic: quinoa, amaranth and fennel * Plus starting, maintaining and harvesting an edible garden * Propagation and winter care * Solutions to common garden problems.
Publisher: Auburn, WA : Lone Pine, c2009
ISBN: 9789768200570
976820057X
Branch Call Number: 635 Vanderli
Characteristics: 248 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Beck, Alison 1971-

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This handy book features vegetables, herbs, fruits and seeds that Midwest gardeners commonly grow each year. The accounts include planting and growing tips, as well as recommended species and how to deal with pests and problems.


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