Ontario is 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 artichokes, arugula and asparagus, through to healthy kale and peculiar kohlrabi, leeks and okra, all the way to colourful peppers, potatoes, tomatoes and zucchini–it’s all here in this informative gardening guide.