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Reviews of Desert Gardening: Fruits and Vegetables

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Author (1): George Brookbank

Softcopy edition:
Publish date: July 1998
Published by: Perseus Publishing
List price: $22.50
ISBN Number: 1555610021



  Garden Bookworm editor's notes:  
Wherever you live in the desert - up to 3,500 feet elevations - this guide is for you. Enjoy plentiful fruits and vegetables from your desert garden. Desert gardening expert George Brookbank will help you with your desert garden. A tremendous reference tool you'll use all year 'round!

Complete how-to-do-it guide
* Drip irrigation & watering
* How to prepare desert soil
* Which plant & tree varieties to choose
* Citrus: Watering, pruning, fertilizing

New varieties for favorites: Tomatoes, Strawberries Grapes, Melons, and the unusual:
* Low-chill apples
* Oriental Vegetables
* Yard-long beans

New chapters on Hydroponics and Alternatives to Poisonous Chemicals

Week-by-week desert calendar: Learn how to work with the desert's short seasons, hot weather, insects and soils
* When to plant
* When to prune

Great for Arizona, California, New Mexico, Nevada and Texas.

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Neutral Pagancat On Apr 13, 2006, Pagancat wrote:

This was my first gardening guide when I moved to Tucson. Mr. Brookbanks was a salty ol' guy, but many pieces of advice given have stuck with me, 10-15 years later.

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