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California
Fruit and Vegetable Gardening

by Claire Splan

Published by Cool Springs Press
ISBN: 978-1591865285
256 pages
$22.99


Now Also Available as an Ebook
from Barnes & Noble!

Whether you garden in southern, central, or northern California, this book has the answers to your how-to-grow questions, including:

  • How to plant, care for, and harvest more than 60 fruits, vegetables, herbs and nuts
  • How to select the varieties best suited for your region and growing conditions
  • How to make the most of the garden space you have for your biggest harvest ever
  • How to utilize sustainable growing techniques for healthy soil, efficient watering, and optimum yields
  • How to identify pest and disease problems and get them under control


Retailers: To order, please contact Brooke Tolzmann (btolzmann@quaysidepub.com) at Cool Springs Press.

Table of Contents

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

Index