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Organic Gardener's Companion Growing Vegetables in the West

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ISBN-10: 1555917259

ISBN-13: 9781555917258

Edition: 2012

Authors: Jane Shellenberger

List price: $24.95
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Lifelong gardener Jane Shellenberger brings us this comprehensive, hands-on guide to growing organic produce in the Rocky Mountain and western region, including Colorado, parts of New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, and eastern Oregon. The text covers soil cultivation, plant selection, water, microclimates, and other concerns specific to semiarid and high-altitude climates. Color photographs enhance this easy-to-use and accessible gardening guide.Jane Shellenbergeris an eclectic gardener and environmental activist. She is publisher and editor of the regional gardening magazineColorado Gardener, a thinking gardener's companion, which she founded in 1997. She is also a member…    
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List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing
Publication date: 4/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Jane Shellenberger is a lifelong eclectic gardener who learned about plants from her botanist mother. An environmental activist for many years, she has worked on several successful air-and water-quality campaigns, motivated by a great love for Colorado’s blue skies, semiarid western landscapes, and wildlife. Shellenberger is publisher and editor of the regional gardening magazine Colorado Gardener, a thinking-gardener’s companion, which she founded in 1997. She is a member of the Garden Writers Association, Boulder Culinary Gardeners, and the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society. She lives on a five-acre farmette on the plains between Boulder and…    

Saving Life on Earth with Organic Gardening
Gardening in Western Climates Is Different
Soil: The Backbone of Organic Gardening
A Brief Natural History of Nitrogen
The Plight of Pollinators
Creating a Vegetable Garden
Converting Lawn to Garden
Raised Beds
Gardening in Containers
Extending the Season
Beneficial Insects in the Garden
Undesirables in the Garden: Weeds, Wildlife, and Unwanted Insects
What to Grow
Cool-Season Vegetables
Warm-Season Vegetables
Easy-to-Grow Herb Companions
Perennial Vegetables
Saving Seeds
Appendix: Best Plants for Pollinators
About the Author