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Growing Vegetables in Drought, Desert, and Dry Times

Growing Vegetables in Drought, Desert, and Dry Times

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This definitive guide will help you grow healthy organic vegetables without wasting precious water resources!
Dedicated home gardeners will get the know-how to grow delicious produce in dry times with this authoritative full-color handbook. It speaks to four different low-water conditions: both high and low desert, drought and water shortages, and voluntary water conservation. Using modern techniques, as well as tips 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. While it’s geared towards those who live in high desert, low desert, mountains (short season), Pacific coast, and inland valley areas of the Western United States, gardeners anywhere in the world looking to save water can find useful guidance. As more communities suffer the effects of climate change, experienced desert gardener Maureen Gilmer’s sage advice on dry gardening becomes more and more relevant.
Inside you’ll find:
·      100+ color photos plus helpful maps and diagrams
·      In-depth information on conditions, including how to assess your site, climate modification, water-wise gardening methods including container gardening, raised beds, and in-ground gardening, plus soil science, watering methods, and pests.
·      Robust section on gardening practice, including choosing drought-resistant and desert-hardy vegetable seeds, recommended varieties by region and seasonal crop guide
·      Resource list, checklist, glossary
Great for gardeners in California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and more!

Paperback, 224 pages.

7.3 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches