What I am reading: Grow Vegetables

What I am reading: Grow Vegetables

This is the time of year that I begin planning my garden.  Over the years, I’ve grown a few vegetables in my small, mostly shady urban backyard, but know there is always more to learn.  I stumbled upon Alan Buckingham’s Grow Vegetables at the library and dove into it as soon as I got home.

Here are a few gardening tips I learned from this large resource.

  • Spinach grows best in cooler climates and prefers partial shade to full sun.
  • It is very important not to let zucchini and squash dry out.
  • Carrots like open dry soil and raised seed beds are ideal.


  • Onions are considered one of the easiest vegetables to grow.
  • Don’t plant peas in an area you have grown them in previous years.
  • Peppers need heat and humidity and do very well as container plants in a warm, sunny spot.


Do you read books about gardening?  Any tips to share? 

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