By: Walter E Splittstoesser
362 pages, B/w photos and illus, tabs, maps
This manual is designed for home gardeners and small commercial vegetable growers. The author provides information on the scientific concepts upon which vegetable growing is based and on practical methods for growing vegetables. Features include a chapter on the nutritional value of vegetables and sections on hydroponics, the economics of gardening, the Delaney clause, food additives, natural toxicants and organic vegetables. The author covers soil propagation and composition, identification of pests and the use of pesticides, plant growth, planting schedules, vegetable classification and the preservation of vegetables.
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