Gardening the High Sierra (Paperback)
Rick Dustman is the local go-to garden guy in his part of the Eastern Sierra. He regularly grows a spectacular fruit and vegetable garden at his 5,500-elevation home close to Northern Nevada, including tomatoes, peaches, apples, pears, herbs, peppers, onions, and even cantaloupe. And oh yes, he grows flowers, too In this book Rick shares his secrets for coping with the unique challenges of high-elevation, short-season gardening. Included are helpful starting and planting tips; clues for identifying moles, voles, and gophers, plus what's worked (and what hasn't) in his garden for controlling deer and other garden pests. Rick's own season-by-season planting guide and harvesting calendar is included, along with a list of favorite sources and resources for ordering seeds and planting materials. To help preserve all that garden bounty, you'll find tips for canning, freezing, and drying fruit and vegetables to keep them year-round. And finally, Rick's favorite recipes for using the glorious tomatoes and other produce he's grown round out this helpful, inspirational book.