The Canadian prairies are an ideal place to grow a huge variety of vegetables, and there are plenty of healthful and economic benefits to having your own garden. Whether you have a traditional backyard space or several containers on a high-rise balcony, you can grow a season-long supply of tasty produce. Best-selling garden writer Laura Peters provides all you need to know to dig in:
• basics such as light, soil, exposure and frost tolerance
• almost infinite garden styles, including raised beds and limited space gardening
• preparing the garden and selecting which vegetables to grow where
• recommended varieties, including new, traditional, heirloom and unusual selections
• seasonal care, including mulching, weeding and watering
• tips throughout, including how to extend the growing season and what to do with your harvest
• organic approaches to management of pests and diseases
• an appendix featuring companion plants and relationships
• helpful hardiness maps, and delicious colour photos throughout.
From A to Z—yummy asparagus, through to healthy kale and peculiar kohlrabi, all the way to colourful peppers, potatoes, tomatoes and zucchini—it’s all here in this informative gardening guide.