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The Perfect Produce Practice
Less Really Is More
Less Time and Work
Less Money
Fewer Weeds, Pests, and Diseases
And More … Is More
Vertical Is Versatile
Location Is Key
Start with a “Caveman Sun Blueprint”
Know Your USDA Growing Zone
The Magic of Microclimates
Naturally Occurring Microclimates
Manipulating Your Microclimates
Garden Structures as Microclimates
The Greenhouse
Best Bets: Consultants
Vertical Garden Structures and Containers
Twiners, Scramblers, and Clingers
The Twiners
The Scramblers
The Clinging Climbers
Ornamental and Permanent Structures
Boundary Fences
Trellises and Lattices
Arbors and Arches
Obelisks
Pots and Planters
Stackable Pots
Woolly Pocket Wallys
EarthBoxes
Mobilegro Portable Garden Cart
Hanging Planters and Baskets
Upside-Down Planters
Plant Stands
Pre-Fab Climbing Support
The Benefits of Raised Garden Beds
Considering Raised Bed Materials
The Safety Speech
Build a Raised Bed
Cinderblock Raised Bed
Instant Garden Beds
The Little Acre
Greenland Gardener
Woolly Pockets
DIY Structures from Scratch
Summing Up Support
Climbing Materials
Framing Materials
Tie One On
Build a Sandwich Board A-Frame
Twists on Trellis
Make a Basic Trellis
Post and Twine
Bamboo and Twine
Wire Panel Tent
Flat Ladder
Teepee
Wire Panel Arbor
Lifetime Tomato Cages
Cinderblock Planting Wall
Terra Cotta Tower
Spice Rack Planter
Hanging Tin Tub Garden
Upside-Down Planter
Shoe Bag Planter
Grow Potatoes in a Garbage Bag
Endless Possibilities
Feed Bags
Bushel Baskets
Horse Troughs
Fence Panels
Tetherball or Clothesline Poles
5-Gallon Buckets
Ladders
Discarded Table Stands
Sawhorses
Old Swing Sets
Mattress Springs
Broken Baby Gates and Frames
Kiddie Pools
Garage Shelves
Old Dressers
Plastic Drums
Garden Soil 101
Soil Medium for Containers and Raised Beds
Define “Great” Soil
Clay Soil
Sandy Soil
What Is pH and Why Should You Care?
Testing Soil at Home
DIY Kitchen pH Test
Digging Deeper: Professional Soil Analysis
Compost in the Vegetable Garden
Obtaining Compost
Making Your Own Compost
How Important Is a Compost Bin?
Make Your Bed with a Compost Sandwich
A Plant Primer
Some Like It Hot: Warm-Season Vegetables
Some Like It Cold: Cool-Season Vegetables
Why You Might Love Starts
Propagation: Free Plants Forever
Starting with Seed
Indoors or Outdoors?
Hybrid Seeds
Open-Pollinated Seeds
Heirloom Seeds
Fantastic Flavor
Adaptability
Control
Links to Our Heritage
Genetic Diversity
Hardening Off Seedlings
Cuttings
Feed, Water, and Nurture
Small-Time Irrigation
Sprinklers
Hand Watering
Soaker Hoses
Drip Irrigation
Rain Barrels
Mulch Matters
Organic Mulch
Inorganic Mulch
NPK: Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium
Organic Soil Amendments
Compost and Manure “Teas”
About Crop Rotation
Family Rotation Plan
Soil Fertility Rotation Plan
What’s the Point of Pruning?
Who’s Who?
Pollinating Insects
Natural Predatory Insects
Diatomaceous Earth
Iron Phosphate
Insecticidal Soaps
Bacillus Thuringiensis (Bt)
Horticultural Oils
Pyrethrum
Breaking Out the Big Guns Safely
Understanding Pesticide Toxicity
Integrated Pest Management
(Literally) Vertical Vegetables
Beans (Fabaceae)
Planting Beans
Tending Beans
Harvesting Beans
Best Bets: Bean Varieties
Cucumbers (Cucumis sativus)
Planting Cucumbers
Tending Cucumbers
Harvesting Cucumbers
Best Bets: Cucumber Varieties
Melons (Cucumis melo and Citrullus lanatus)
Planting Melons
Tending Melons
Harvesting Melons
Best Bets: Melon Varieties
Peas (Pisum sativum)
Planting Peas
Tending Peas
Harvesting Peas
Best Bets: Pea Varieties
Summer Squash (Cucurbita pepo and maxima)
Planting Summer Squash
Tending Summer Squash
Harvesting Summer Squash
Winter Squash and Pumpkins (Cucurbita spp.)
Planting Winter Squash and Pumpkins
Tending Winter Squash and Pumpkins
Harvesting Winter Squash and Pumpkins
Best Bets: Winter Squash and Pumpkin Varieties
Carrots (Daucus carota)
Planting Carrots
Tending Carrots
Harvesting Carrots
Best Bets: Carrot Varieties
Eggplants or Aubergines (Solanum melongena)
Planting Eggplants
Tending Eggplants
Harvesting Eggplants
Best Bets: Eggplant Varieties
Lettuce (Lactuca sativa)
Planting Lettuce
Tending Lettuce
Harvesting Lettuce
Best Bets: Lettuce Varieties
Peppers (Capsicum annuum)
Planting Peppers
Tending Peppers
Harvesting Peppers
Best Bets: Pepper Varieties
Potatoes (Solanum tuberosum)
Planting Potatoes
Tending Potatoes
Harvesting Potatoes
Best Bets: Potato Varieties
Radishes (Raphanus sativus)
Planting Radishes
Tending Radishes
Harvesting Radishes
Best Bets: Radish Varieties
Spinach (Spinacia oleracea)
Planting Spinach
Tending Spinach
Harvesting Spinach
Best Bets: Spinach Varieties
Swiss Chard (Beta vulgaris)
Planting Swiss Chard
Tending Swiss Chard
Harvesting Swiss Chard
Best Bets: Swiss Chard Varieties
Vertical Fruit
Espalier
Apples (Malus)
Planting Apple Trees
Tending Apple Trees
Harvesting Apples
Best Bets: Espalier Apple Varieties
Peaches, Apricots, and Nectarines (Prunus)
Planting Peaches, Apricots, and Nectarines
Tending Peaches, Apricots, and Nectarines
Harvesting Peaches, Apricots, and Nectarines
Best Bets: Peach, Apricot, and Nectarine Varieties
Pears (Pyrus)
Planting Pears
Tending Pears
Harvesting Pears
Best Bets: Pear Varieties
Grapes (Vitis)
Planting Grapes
Tending Grapes
Harvesting Grapes
Best Bets: Grape Varieties
Blackberries and Raspberries (Rubus)
Planting Raspberries and Blackberries
Tending Raspberries and Blackberries
Harvesting Raspberries and Blackberries
Best Bets: Raspberries and Blackberries
Strawberries (Fragaria ananassa)
Planting Strawberries
Tending Strawberries
Harvesting Strawberries
Best Bets: Strawberry Varieties
Kiwis (Actinidia)
Planting Kiwis
Tending Kiwis
Harvesting Kiwis
Best Bets: Kiwi Varieties
Best Bets: Herb Containers
Basil (Ocimum basilicum)
Planting Basil
Tending Basil
Harvesting Basil
Best Bets: Basil Varieties
Chives (Allium schoenoprasum)
Planting Chives
Tending Chives
Harvesting Chives
Best Bets: Chive Varieties
Cilantro and Coriander (Coriandrum sativum)
Planting Cilantro
Tending Cilantro
Harvesting Cilantro
Harvesting Coriander
Best Bets: Cilantro Varieties
Mint (Mentha spp.)
Planting Mint
Tending Mint
Harvesting Mint
Best Bets: Mint Varieties
Parsley (Petroselinum crispum)
Planting Parsley
Tending Parsley
Harvesting Parsley
Best Bets: Parsley Varieties
Oregano (Origanum vulgare)
Planting Oregano
Tending Oregano
Harvesting Oregano
Best Bets: Oregano Varieties
Rosemary (Rosemarinus officinalis)
Planting Rosemary
Tending Rosemary
Harvesting Rosemary
Best Bets: Rosemary Varieties
Sage (Salvia officinalis)
Planting Sage
Tending Sage
Harvesting Sage
Best Bets: Sage Varieties
Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)
Planting Thyme
Tending Thyme
Harvesting Thyme
Best Bets: Thyme Varieties
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