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The Beginner's Guide to Growing Heirloom Vegetables

The 100 Easiest, Most Flavorful Vegetables For Your Garden

By Marie Iannotti

Are heirloom vegetables more difficult to grow than conventional hybrids? The Beginner's Guide to Growing Heirloom Vegetables debunks this myth by highlighting the 100 heirloom vegetables that are the easiest to grow and the tastiest to eat.

Marie Iannotti makes it simple for beginning gardeners to jump on the heirloom trend by presenting an edited list based on years of gardening trial and error. Her plant criteria is threefold: The 100 plants must be amazing to eat, bring something unique to the table, and — most importantly — they have to be unfussy and easy to grow. Her list includes garden favorites like the meaty and mellow 'Lacinato' Kale, the underused and earthy 'Turkish Orange' Eggplant, and the unexpected sweetness of 'Apollo' Arugula.

Plant profiles include color photographs, flavor notes, and growing tips — everything beginning gardeners need to successfully grow a variety of heirloom vegetables.


Format: Book
Author: Iannotti, Marie
Title: The beginner's guide to growing heirloom vegetables : the 100 easiest, most flavorful vegetables for your garden / Marie Iannotti.
Publisher Date: Portland, Or. : Timber Press, 2012.
Subject: Vegetable gardening Vegetables -- Heirloom varieties
Isbn: 9781604691887 (pbk.) 1604691883 (pbk.)
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Call Number: 635 Ian
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Format: Book
Author: Iannotti, Marie
Title: The beginner's guide to growing heirloom vegetables : the 100 easiest, most flavorful vegetables for your garden / Marie Iannotti.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: Portland, Or. : Timber Press, 2012.
Description: 250 p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm.
Subjects: Vegetable gardening
Subjects: Vegetables -- Heirloom varieties
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: Heirloom vegetables and why we prize them -- 100 favorite heirloom vegetables. Marie's top picks ; Artichokes and Jerusalem artichokes ; Asparagus ; Beets ; Broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, and kohlrabi ; Carrots, celeriac, and fennel ; Cooking greens ; Corn ; Cucumbers ; Eggplants ; Legumes ; Melons ; Okra ; Onion family ; Parsnips, rutabagas, salsify, and turnips ; Peppers ; Potatoes and sweet potatoes ; Radishes ; Rhubarb and sorrel ; Salad greens ; Summer squash and zucchini ; Tomatoes, tomatillos, and ground cherries ; Winter squash -- Creating your own heirlooms. ; Seed-saving basics ; Vegetable seed-saving guide.
LCCN: 2011018441
ISBN: 9781604691887 (pbk.)
ISBN: 1604691883 (pbk.)
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Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: 635 Ian