California Fruit & Vegetable Gardening

California Fruit & Vegetable Gardening by Claire Splan

Plant, Grow, and Eat the Best Edibles for California Gardens

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Format: Trade Paperback , 256 Pages
ISBN: 9781591865285
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California abounds with edible selections to grow in the diverse conditions of the state. California Fruit & Vegetable Gardening addresses the critical elements of climate, soil, sun, and water that affects growing success. More than sixty fruits, vegetables, herbs, and edible flowers are highlighted, and helpful charts and graphs for planning and planting the garden are included.

Claire Splan is a gardener and freelance writer in Alameda, California. After buying her first house in 2002, she began taking horticulture classes and remaking the gardens at her home, writing about her experiences there and her growing interest in gardening and environmental issues at her garden blog, An Alameda Garden (alamedagarden.blogspot.com). A member of the Garden Writers Association, Claire has been published in the San Francisco Chronicle, Rosebud, and Firsts magazine and reviews gardening books for the New York Journal of Books (www.nyjournalofbooks.com). She has degrees from the University of Southern California and the University of San Francisco and has studied landscape horticulture at Merritt College. Claire is the author of Cool Springs Press' California Fruit and Vegetable Gardening (2012) and California Month-by-Month Gardening (due to publish in 2014).Blog: http://alamedagarden.blogspot.comTwitter: http://twitter.com/AlamedaGardenerNY Journal of Books: http://nyjournalofbooks.com/reviewer/claire-splan

Format: Trade Paperback , 256 Pages
ISBN: 9781591865285
Size: 7 in x 10 in / 178 mm x 254 mm
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Contents


Dedication
Acknowledgments
Where in California Are You? The USDA Hardiness Zone Map
Gardening in california
Growing Your Own: The Garden
  How to Get Started
  Starting at the Beginning with Seeds
  Creating the Perfect Soil
  Watering & Other Necessities
Pests & Diseases
  Bugs
  Diseases
Fruits, Herbs, Nuts & Vegetables
Almond
Apple
Apricot
Artichoke
Asparagus
Avocado
Banana
Basil
Bean
Beet
Blueberry
Brambleberry
Broccoli
Brussels sprouts
Cabbage
Carrot
Cauliflower
Celery
Cherry
Cilantro
Citrus
Corn
Cucumber
Eggplant
Fig
Garlic
Grape
Guava
Kale
Kiwi
Kohlrabi
Leek
Lettuce
Loquat
Melon
Okra
Olive
Onion
Parsley
Parsnip
Passion fruit
Peas
Peach
Pear
Pecan
Pepper
Persimmon
Pineapple guava
Plum
Pomegranate
Potato
Quince
Radish
Rhubarb
Spinach
Squash
Strawberry
Sweet potato
Swiss chard
Thyme
Tomato
Turnip


Glossary
Resources
For Further Reading
Photography Credits
Garden Notes
Index
Meet Claire Splan