Sunday, February 20, 2022

Vegetable Gardening From the Ground Up Blitz and Giveaway

 


Vegetable Gardening From the Ground Up

by Stephanie Suesan Smith

Genre: How-To, DIY Gardening 


Beginning vegetable gardeners can harvest bountiful produce the first year.

Even a beginner can succeed without enduring trial and error methods by following the clear, concise instructions in Vegetable Gardening From The Ground Up. In this book, Dr. Smith explains the keys to:

Understand basic climate factors for your site

Choose a traditional, raised bed, container, square-foot, or lasagna garden

Ready the garden plot

Order the seeds and plants

Start the potential vegetables correctly

Fertilize the plants

Mulch your flourishing plants appropriately

Control pests, diseases, and other problems

Safely use pesticides

Harvesting your bountiful produce

Safely store the harvest

Save seeds and/or trade them

Care for the garden plot between seasons

If you’re ready to discover the joy of growing your own nutritious and delicious food, click the buy button now!


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CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION

Like the Victory Gardens in World War II, more and more vegetable gardens are springing up in back yards and vacant lots across the world. It is possible to grow an abundance of food in a small space. However, just like the recipe for rabbit stew that starts “First, catch a rabbit,” it is necessary to research and plan before the planting. This book guides you through those steps so you can grow food for yourself and your family.

On first glance, setting up your garden by following these steps may seem like a lot of trouble.  Keep in mind you only have to do that once to have years of wonderful, flavorful produce.  Harvesting the vegetables you grow will be worth the initial hard work.  Nothing from a grocery store or vegetable market can compete with fresh, healthy, just picked vegetables from your own garden.

A Quick Overview

Starting a new garden can be daunting. It needn’t be, though. Follow a few simple steps correctly, and you are ready to plant your seeds. What steps, you ask? These steps:

Chose a site

Plan your garden

Prepare the Soil

Add Organic Matter

Irrigation and Drainage

Problem Control

Pesticide Safety

Seed Saving

Cover Crops

Here is a brief discussion of each step.  I will discuss them more in depth later in the book.




Stephanie Smith, PhD., is a Master Gardener who was born in Dallas, Texas, longer ago than she cares to mention. Stephanie began gardening as soon as she could stick an onion start in the ground. Her father taught her to grow things to eat, and that is her specialty. She is a member of the Texas Master Gardeners Association and the Dallas County Master Gardener Association. She was awarded 2014 Master Gardner of the Year for Hunt County, Texas. Things of beauty are also important, so she grows African violets, is a member of the African Violet Society of America, and a member of the Alpha African Violet Society of Dallas.

Stephanie was first published by a national magazine in 1990 and has since been published in several periodicals. Gardening articles have appeared in Animal Wellness, 903 Magazine, and the Greenville Herald Banner, among numerous other places. Articles and technical papers in psychology make up the balance of her periodical publications.

Stephanie received a B.S. in psychology from Texas Christian University and a M.S. and Ph.D. in psychology from Texas A&M University. Currently, she resides in Dallas with her toy poodle, Jewel.

Visit Stephanie's vegetable website, https://stephaniesuesansmith.com , and read her blog, view her photographs, and participate in the conversations going on there. Feel free to ask gardening questions or leave a comment on one of the blog posts. Her garden content writer website is https://gardencopywriter.com. She has many gardening articles online and her portfolio is at https://gardencopywriter.com/garden-writing/.


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