Vegetable Gardening

Edible Plants for Prairie Gardens: The Best Fruits, Vegetables & Herbs

Author: 
June Flanagan
Publisher: 
Fifth House Ltd.
Publication Date: 
2011
ISBN: 
978–1–897–25220–8

paper, 239 pp., $19.95

Canadian June Flanagan defines the prairies geographically in her native Canada, as extending across Alberta to Manitoba, then through Montana to Minnesota. Not exactly the area, we, as midwesterners, apply to prairie lands. The weather they face has frigid winters, fickle springs, drought, wind, and a fleeting number of frost–free days, all familiar to local gardeners. Although no climate zones are mentioned, the fruits and vegetables noted in this book are all well within our Zone 5.

Volume: 
14
Number: 
3

Kitchen Harvest: A Cook's Guide to Growing Organic Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs in Containers

Author: 
Susan Berry
Publisher: 
Laurel Glen Publishing
Publication Date: 
2002
ISBN: 
1-571-45760-7

paper, 143 p., $22.95

Susan Berry's goal is simple in this book — to convince you to grow yummy vegetables and fruits in a small-space or container garden. Her methods are simple but effective — glowing color photographs and a well-organized, easy-to-read script that explains exactly how you'll achieve your goals. Susan Berry easily accomplishes her mission in this delightful work.

Volume: 
5
Number: 
4

Charles Dowding’s Vegetable Course

Author: 
Charles Dowding
Publisher: 
Frances Lincoln
Publication Date: 
2012
ISBN: 
978–0–711–23267–9

paper, 208 pp., $24.95

At his plots at Lower Farm in Somerset, England, Dowding tends a garden that produces vegetables in abundance all year round, inspiring beginning and experienced gardeners alike. This book has detailed advice on setting up a garden plot, creating productive soil, dealing with weeds, successful sowing, planting, growing, and eventually enjoying healthy plants.

Volume: 
14
Number: 
6

This Organic Life: Confessions of a Suburban Homesteader

Author: 
Joan Dye Gussow
Publisher: 
Chelsea Green
Publication Date: 
2001
ISBN: 
1-890-13294-2

cloth, 273 p., $22.95

Joan Dye Gussow brings to this book a depth of knowledge about the environment, organic food movement and the relationships between farmers, consumers and the economy. She goes beyond the labels on foodstuffs to caring where and how food is produced. Her book is a wake-up call to those who want to know more about their food — what, if any, additives are included and whether its production is environmentally friendly.

Volume: 
4
Number: 
2

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