Alluring Lettuces: And Other Seductive Vegetables for Your by Jack Staub

By Jack Staub

A consultant to targeted and beautiful vegetable forms to your garden.

Seventy-five strange and eminently attractive greens are profiled during this captivating publication by way of specialist gardener and backyard clothier Jack Staub. inside those pages, you'll observe produce probably not came upon on the grocery store, together with the Asparagus Bean, chinese language Rat Tail Radish, eco-friendly Zebra Tomato, and Turkish Orange Eggplant. Staub offers the captivating heritage and lore surrounding the vegetation in addition to directions for growing to be them open air or interior in containers.

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Of course, most American gardeners face far different conditions—and a wide range of them at that. If you live in the snowy north, it makes sense to spend much of your winter planning, and for many gardeners, that’s half the fun: dreaming over catalogs, making lists, anticipating spring. Some coldclimate gardeners order their seeds in late fall and start them in greenhouses or cold frames (transparent mini-shelters you can set right into your beds), or on heated pads under grow lights 54 from seed to skillet consider your climate indoors.

Or you see yourself as inept at gardening: All your past attempts have been failures. This chapter is for you. Here is where I encourage you to keep reading by showing you that whatever your situation, you too can grow food, if only in a deep pot or window box. I’ll help you size up your choices and decide which of many options will get you started on a path that might just change the way you live. Birds, blooms, and edibles mix in Robin and Manny Coto’s Pasadena garden. The Cotos’ garden expresses what they love.

These dates bookend your growing season and tell you roughly how many days you have to work with. Knowing this, you can choose plant varieties accordingly. If you live in Zone 3, for example, where the warm season is very short, you would opt to grow an early-ripening tomato (say, ‘Sophie’s Choice’ or ‘Stupice’), rather than one (like big ‘Yellow Brandywine’) that matures late, when your garden might be getting icy. Again, your closest Cooperative Extension Service Office or a nearby garden supply store will be able to give you the information.

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