Urban Gardening for Dummies
In Charlie’s latest book, learn all about the plants, tips and techniques you need to be a successful urban or small space gardener.
Chapters include information on rooftop gardening, vertical gardening, container gardening, community gardening, and plenty of easy to follow, how-to information on growing your favorite veggies, fruits, flowers, trees and shrubs in the city.
Northeast Fruit and Vegetable Gardening
Check out Charlie’s book on simple, easy to understanding ways to grow your own favorite fruits and vegetables in the Northeast.
In this book Charlie talks about the best ways to prepare your soil, plant and maintain your edible garden in the Northeast featuring organic gardening techniques. He features varieties adapted to this climate, pest controls, and harvesting techniques. There are also resources for more information and tips on how to grow the most productive garden ever.
Charlie writes about the common (tomato, aubergine, and cucumbers) to the unusual (scorzonera, chicory) with an eye towards how to use them in various recipes and, of course, grow these vegetables.
The book is loaded with straight forward simple recipes that will remind anyone who has traveled to Italy of the fresh, delicious food of that region.
For vegetable gardeners, the right information is especially important, because if you don’t end up with edible food on the table, you’ve failed. Charlie Nardozzi and the National Gardening Association editors seem comfortingly aware of this fact, but they also want to make vegetable gardening fun and interesting, and to that end there’s a lot more here than just the standard tomatoes and zucchini. Bok choy, fingerling potatoes, kabocha squash, daikon radishes–they’ve included just about every vegetable you might be able to think of, with pithy recommendations of the tastiest and easiest-to-grow varieties.