Guide to Canadian Vegetable Gardening (Vegetable Gardening Guides) (Paperback)
Vegetable gardening in Canada is made easier with gardening expert Douglas Green’s simple, commonsense approach.
With his sense of humor and encouraging voice, Doug shows you all the insider how-to and when-to information; helpful planting, harvesting, and organic problem-solving tips; and advice on growing vegetables in limited space.
Doug’s personal recommendations of more than 50 proven vegetables and herbs make this the must-have resource for anyone interested in growing vegetables in Canada. You’ll learn to grow healthy, abundant asparagus, broccoli, cucumber, kale, lettuce, pepper, summer squash, tomato, watermelon, winter squash, arugula, chives, oregano, rosemary, thyme, and much more. Find within:
- Full-color photos
- Canadian zone maps and what they mean
- Tips for extending the growing season
- Advice on compost and improving soil quality
- How and when to water
- Container gardening tips
- Dealing with common Canadian pests, like deer and raccoons
- Shade gardening tricks
- Timing charts for sowing and harvesting
With the Guide to Canadian Vegetable Gardening, you will be on your way to eating healthier, saving money, and having fun doing it!
Doug Green is an acclaimed garden author and retired specialist nurseryman who was in the nursery and greenhouse business most of his working life. Doug jokingly states that he “learned a little bit about plants in the process.” Over the years, his gardens have included literally hundreds of varieties of vegetables including nearly fifty varieties of heritage tomatoes he grew for seed collecting for his nursery. Doug has written over 30 gardening books and ebooks, including the award-winning Garden Wisdom. Doug now writes for his website (douggreensgarden.com) and whatever else catches his fancy, and generally has as much fun as possible. Green lives, gardens, and writes from an island in the 1000 Islands region of Lake Ontario where he and his partner (an acknowledged heirloom plant expert) are developing a garden together named “Someday” because this is the garden they both wanted to have “someday.”
“Douglas Green has produced a wonderful resource for the very diverse gardens of Canada. With smaller space and container gardening being today’s prime focus, this book is ‘spot on’. The ‘when to’ and ‘how to’ tips are invaluable for success. It’s a book full of great information to help folks decide the best types of vegetables and herbs to grow, where to grow them, and how to harvest them.”—Brian Minter, Minter Country Garden & Minter Gardens