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Aboveground, 29 Aisles, 12, 45,46, 83

materials, 82

Arbors, 156 Asparagus, 192, 194

Bean, 109, 192 Beet, 109, 171, 192 Boxe(s), 15,41,53

aboveground, 33 assembly, 55 bottom, 58 bottomless, 33 completion, 55 construction, 54 corners, 56 covers, 71 depth, 31 extra deep, 61 grids for, 61 materials, 53, 58 protection, 65 pyramid, 60 railing, 59

size, 45 Broccoli, 109, 171, 192

Cabbage, 109, 171, 192

Cage(s) covers, 71

construction, 66, 68 full, 67 materials, 67 u-frame, 65 wire, 67

Carrot, 61, 109, 171, 192 Cauliflower, 171, 192 Chard, 109, 192 Chives, 193, 198 Cilantro, 193, 200 Community Garden(s), 11, 20,

Companion planting, 190 Compost, 30, 32, 80, 89, 92, 101

blended, 101 ingredients, 95, 96 purchasing, 97

quick, 93 tips for success, 94 Com poster, 82 Construction boxes, 53, 55, 56

cages, 65

covers, 71, 74 details, 57

vertical supports, 149 Corn, 192 Covers, 71

dome supports, 72 covered wagon, 74 Crops fall, 1 1 5 protecting, 167

rotation, 144

vine, 78

winter, 175

Cucumber, 162, 192

Dahlia, 193, 202

Depth, 31 Design, 51 Dome supports, 72

Index

Dusty miller, 193, 204 Eggplant, 192

Fall, 115, 171

Fertilizer, 32, 88 Flowers, 193 Frost, 113, 171, 174

dates, 114

Full cage, 67

construction, 68

Gardens 4X4 foot, 17

community, 11, 20, 185 deck, 181 design, 51

for seniors, 182, 184 hillside, 179

location, 47, 49 no yard, 179 plan, 41

planting, 108, 128 protection, 65, 170 railing, 181

replanting, 129, 142 school, 184 size, 41, 43

special needs, 183 tabletop, 39

vertical, 145, 147

wooded yard, 179 Germination rate, 118

Grids, 35,61,64

construction, 61 materials, 36, 62

Hardiness, 113

Harvest extending, 166 increase, 165 storage, 171 Harvesting, 18, 141 Herbs, 193 History, 11

Improvements to SFG, 27

Kids Comer, 110, 118, 119, 167

Leeks, 61

Lettuce, 109, 171, 192

Location, 19, 28, 47

M anure, 16

Marigold, 109, 193, 206 Materials, 54 boxes, 53, 58

grids, 61 preparation, 54 wood lath, 62

Mel Says Tips, 35,46, 48, 50, 57, 64, 83, 89, 93, 120, 127, 131, 139, 146, 160, 163, 168,172, 184 Mel's Mix, 30, 55, 61,87, 101, 132,138

how to mix, 101

Mint, 193, 208

Muskmelon, 192

Okra, 192,210

Onion, 109, 192 Oregano, 193, 212 Overwatering, 139

Pansy, 193, 214

Parsley, 192 Paths, 82 Pea, 192

Peat moss, 30, 89, 98, 101 Penny Pincher Tips, 56, 61, 82,

85, 97, 98, 133, 134 Pepper, 109, 192 Perlite, 99 Pesto, 189 Petunia, 193, 216

Plans garden, 41

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