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The Everything Grow Your Own Vegetables Book: Your Complete Guide to planting, tending, and harvesting vegetables (Everything®) by [Abbott, Catherine]
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Vine-ripened tomatoes. Succulent squash. Plump cucumbers.

Growing vegetables is a rewarding and cost-effective way to eat better for less. Yet many don't know where to start. Author and farmer Catherine Abbott answers questions like:

  • What is the best way to maximize my garden space?
  • How do I get started growing food to sustain my family?
  • Can I grow vegetables inside my house?
  • How can I tell if my vegetables are primed for eating?
  • Will I really save money by growing my own?
You will find affordable tips on how to plant and harvest more than thirty common vegetables, from spinach and eggplant to corn and beans. Abbott's expertise shines on planting, fertilizing, watering, weeding, and troubleshooting. This book has everything you need to grow fresh, delicious veggies in any climate, any time of year!

About the Author

Catherine Abbott (British Columbia, Canada) grew up on a farm in Northern Alberta. She grew vegetables in her suburban backyard until 2000, when she and her husband decided to make a lifestyle change and started a small-scale vegetable farm. She now grows fabulous vegetables that she sells in her local community. She also teaches gardening classes, and has developed a popular website called

Meghan Shinn (Cincinnati, OH) is the editor of Horticulture, a national magazine for avid home gardeners. Currently her plant-related pursuits are limited to container gardening, as she and her husband have only an apartment patio for outdoor space. They make the most of it with pots full of annuals and veggies.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
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  • Print Length: 306 pages
  • Publisher: Adams Media; Original edition (Jan. 1 2010)
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  • Language: English
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... or as a layer in your lasagne garden... or to wrap green tomatoes in to ripen, or scrunch up pages and use as packing material.... just not gardening.
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Great book for the small space gardener who wants to grow there own vegetables
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HASH(0xb2f29f00) out of 5 stars Great Book, Good Information Jan. 23 2012
By Foofus P Kitty - Published on
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This is the year I've decided I'm going to seriously grow a vegetable garden. However I know it's alot of work and I didn't want to waste my efforts so I decided to get educated first. Got this as a library book and I was so impressed with it that I purchased a copy for myself. She talks about planning your garden (and warns first timers not to get too rambunctious). But the part I liked best was the detail of various vegetables - optimum growing conditions, when to plant and what to do right to get them coming out of the ground as good as you are hoping. And it includes a multitude of vegetable options - not just your standard beans, tomatoes and cucumbers. I found this to be a great reference book I will continue to use as long as I garden, that's why I bought my own copy. I would recommend this to someone who is just starting out or is looking to expand their gardens with some new and different plantings.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xb2f29f54) out of 5 stars Really a good basic book on vegetable gardening April 19 2012
By HuskerFan - Published on
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We have grown a vegetable garden every year for over 35 years now. So we have a lot of experience. But it's always good to learn new techniques and tips, and I definitely found a few new ideas in this book. I liked the section on crop rotation. The individual vegetable sections is very good. And this is one main-stream vegetable gardening book that actually addresses the benefits of companion planting, which is something we've practiced for more than 2 decades now (and yes, it really does work).

There is a nod to Square Foot gardening in the section about raised beds, but if you really want to get into SF garden, please order that specific book, as the little section in this one is too general. All in all, this is a REALLY good book to get anyone who is interested a wonderful start in vegetable gardening. My only "huh" moment was the recipe section -not sure why it's in there, but I guess it isn't hurting anything. I have the book as a Kindle edition. It reads GREAT on the PC, and pretty good on my droid [but the tables are wonky]. I haven't dragged out the actual Kindle to look at it yet. I'm sure the paper book is fine, too - I just like electronics.
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xb2f2b24c) out of 5 stars Best Veggie Gardening Beginner Book Jan. 29 2012
By bsaeagle1994 - Published on
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Spring of 2012 will be my first attempt at growing more than one plant at a time. I wanted to do a small vegetable garden, but I wanted to do it right. After checking out a few books at my local library, I setteled on this book as the one to purchase to guide be through the process. It is easy to understand, offers great advise for garden design and layout, and breaks down what each veggie plant will need to be a happy, productive plant. I cannot wait to see what comes up in my graden this spring and summer!
If you are beginning gardener, this is definatly a resource you want to have on hand.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xb2f2b144) out of 5 stars Awesome Gardening Resource! April 19 2012
By Lovely - Published on
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I've been wanting to garden for a while but am one of those gals with a black thumb. Everything I touch dies. But it's a great way to save money and a good thing to teach your kids. Healthier to grow your own foods too. So I checked out this book.

Wow, it's totally jam-packed with helpful information! The Everything Grow Your Own Vegetables Book covers a wide range of things you need to know to grow your own garden. For a beginner like me, at least, it's a wonderful resource and I recommend getting it!
HASH(0xb2f2b330) out of 5 stars Get the paperback edition June 25 2012
By S - Published on
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Useful, practical advice covering a gamut of info from basic veggies to grow, to tips on raised beds for the disabled and even a section on polytunnels. It's all common sense stuff, and could be found separately online but works well as a kindle ebook.

There is specific advice on growing in the USA particularly on regions (i.e. the 11 zones of the US by average annual minimum temperature) but the rest of the world can simply skip those couple of pages as the rest of it is based on general principles.

Much of the book is taken up with vegetable specific advice with description as well as a table listing best soil, location, companion plants, watering and other 'at a glance' essentials for that plant.

Advice on topics such as beneficial weeds, composting, equipment and a few recipes round out the 5121 locations in this ebook.

A good buy if you want simple, easy to follow instructions. This is definitely a hand holding style of ebook, and will help you get the most out of your patch of the world.

Possibly a little expensive given the availability of most of this online for free, but the quality is good and it's laid out in a simple way. One improvement I would like to see is greater indexing - a clickable link of veggies etc so you can quickly find the bit you need rather than scrolling through would improve usability. In that way, the paperback is probably a better bet than the eBook version.