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Growing Vegetables in Drought, Desert & Dry Times: The Complete Guide to Organic Gardening Without Wasting Water

by Maureen Gilmer

ISBN: 9781632170231
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Publisher Description

This incredibly timely book will give dedicated home gardeners the know-how to grow delicious produce in dry times, focusing on four different low-water conditions prevalent across the United States- voluntary water conservation, drought, and both high and low desert. Using modern techniques, as well as tips and stories from native traditions ranging from the Southwestern United States to the Middle East, this guide offers the best of ancient wisdom and the newest innovations in conservation. Includes varietal recommendations and a seasonal crop guide.

Author Biography

Appearing weekly as the "gardening guru" on KMIR Ch. 6, NBC Palm Springs, Maureen Gilmer is one of California's leading horticultural experts. Over the past 25 years she has worked in all phases of horticulture from laborer to landscape architect. Her work has dominated garden book publishing with 15 titles, a nationally syndicated column "Yard Smart," and frequent appearances in major magazines. She is also an established host and authority on DIY Network, a Scripps Television Network. Her colorful, useful, and informative website is MoPlants.com

Review

"With boundless wisdom based upon years of experience promoting a water-conscious approach to gardening, Maureen Gilmer shows us how to have a gloriously productive garden--even in the face of drought." --Richard G. Turner Jr., editor emeritus, Pacific Horticulture

"Keep Growing Vegetables in Drought, Desert & Dry Times handy when that happens and you will be able to enjoy fresh, healthy, and organic vegetables all year. This book is a must-have for all home gardeners." --The Washington Book Review "As a horticulturist and an ecologist, I salute Mo Gilmer for tackling the important subject of water conservation, which will only become more critical as we march through this century. Water is vital to our survival and the survival of our planet, and every gardener who thinks survival is important should read this book." --Stephanie Cohen, The Perennial Diva, award-winning garden writer and Garden Writers Association fellow

"With this timely book, learn how to grow your own healthy organic vegetables without wasting water and, in the process, how to assess your local soil, wind, and heat conditions. This is a guide everyone should own and use." --Sally Wasowski, author and award-winning gardening expert on native landscaping

"Gilmer's guide to water-wise organic gardening is well worth heeding." --Kitsap Sun

"In [Growing Vegetables in Drought, Desert, & Dry Times], learn how to combine age-old farming techniques with new-school technology." --The Desert Sun

"Years of experience went into writing this book." --Gardening Know How

"The definitive guide to growing healthy organic vegetables without wasting our precious water resources!" --Desert Entertainer

Long Description

Here is the definitive guide to growing healthy organic vegetables without wasting our precious water resources! This incredibly timely book will give dedicated home gardeners the know-how to grow delicious produce in dry times, focusing on four different low-water conditions in the western United States: voluntary water conservation, drought, and both high and low desert. Using modern techniques, as well as tips and stories from native traditions ranging from the southwestern United States to the Middle East, this guide offers the best of ancient wisdom and the newest innovations in conservation, and includes varietal recommendations and a seasonal crop guide.

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Product Details

Author
Maureen Gilmer
Short Title
GROWING VEGETABLES IN DROUGHT
Pages
224
Publisher
Sasquatch Books
Language
English
ISBN-10
163217023X
ISBN-13
9781632170231
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Residence
Dobbins Palm Springs Palm Spri, CA, US
Subtitle
The Complete Guide to Organic Gardening Without Wasting Water
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
illustrations
Year
2016
Publication Date
2016-01-15
Audience
General/Trade