Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Northwest Coast by Lynn M. Steiner

By Lynn M. Steiner

The Complete advisor to Northwest Coast Gardening takes a realistic how-to method of gardening that exhibits the beginner to intermediate domestic gardener precisely tips to start. personalized for readers who stay in northern California, western Oregon, western Washington and southwestern British Columbia, the booklet positive aspects the entire vegetable and decorative vegetation which are preferred during this sector. attractive photographs and designated info make this whole publication essential for budding gardeners.

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While these traits may be appealing when you are just starting out and want to cover a lot of ground quickly, these plants can turn into weeds you’ll fight for years to come. It’s better to cover bare ground with mulch and add plants as you can afford to or as your existing plants become large enough to divide. If you really want to raise more aggressive plants, there are some maintenance techniques you can use to keep these plants under control. With a little education you can learn the seedling stages of these plants and be ready to weed some of them out or transplant them as soon as they reach a suitable size.

This chapter will outline the basics, providing you with enough information to have a simple yet productive garden. With a little experience under your belt, you’ll be able to move on to new varieties and growing techniques, as well as some of the more challenging vegetables and herbs. Growing your own organic vegetables and herbs is easy if you start with the right varieties and provide the proper growing conditions. indd 61 Job: 02691 Title: Gardening Series_CG Northwest Coast Gardening (Book 6) (CPI) Page: 61 10/15/11 9:05 AM PLA N N IN G AN D P R E PAR IN G Y O UR GAR DE N HOW BIG?

Indd 38 Job: 02691 Title: Gardening Series_CG Northwest Coast Gardening (Book 6) (CPI) Page: 38 10/14/11 4:53 PM USING NATIVE PLANTS Native plants are those species that grew naturally in an area before the greatest influx of European settlement, about the mid-1800s in most areas of North America. Native plants tend to lend themselves to less formal gardens, but many of them can also be used in formal settings as well. There are many benefits to using native plants. For many gardeners, the initial attraction comes from native plants’ reputation of being lower maintenance than a manicured lawn and exotic shrubs.

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