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AMERICAN GARDENING SERIES

Suzanne Frutig Baies

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Cop\right & 1991 W. Allee Burpee & Company

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Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication Data

Hales. Suzanne Frulig.

'Hie Burpee American gardening series. V egetables / Suzanne Fmlig Bales.

  1. em. ISBN 0-13-093337-6 : 17.95
  2. Vegetable gardening. 2. Vegetables. 3. Vegetable»—Pictorial »oik». I. Title. II. Title: Vegetable». SB32I.B245 1991

635—dc20 90-34676

Dcsigiicd bv Patricia Fabrican! Manufactured in thc United States uf America

First Kdition Jaiiuar> 1991

Burpec is a registered trailemark uf W. Atice Burpec & Cumpany.

HIIOTOGRAI'HY CRF.ÜITS

Agru ultural Research Service. USDA

■\lf Chrisliansuii Sced Co.

Hales. Suzauue Krutig

Dihhlcc. Stevcn

Druse. Ken

Fe». Dcrck knuv.n-Vuu Secd Co.. Inc. Nourse Fanns. Inc. Pctoseed Compunv, Inc. Sakata Sced America. Inc.

Drafclltgs by Michael («ale

Best \ egetable Carden watercolor by Jean l-aHue Best \ cp-lablc Carden plan by Richard Cafnbicr

1 mil happy In finally express my deep gratitude to (he many people who huve hel|>ed me while I was writing this book. My thanks go to (•ilia Norgard. Martha Kraska and my husband and partner. Carter F. Bales, for providing nte with unending help, support and low- and to Alice K. Irey». my close friend and mentnr.

I am indebted lo horticulturists Chela Kleiber. Eileen Kearney. Steve Frowine. Carol Whitenack, Charles Cresson. Jim Hoge and Kalpli Horcltard: In the Burpee breeders Dr. Dennis Flaschenreint. Teresu Jacobsen, John J. Mondry. Dr. Nung Che Chen. Dr. Michael Burke and Lois Stringer: to Jonathan Burpee and the Burpee customer service department: and to photography coordinator Barbara Wolvertoii and administrative assistant Elda Malgieri.

At Prentice Mali Press I would like to thank Anne Zeman. publisher, editor and gardener, whose watchful eye. patience, enthusiasm and belief in these books have made them a reality; Kebecca Atwatcr. whose twist of a phrase and change of a word have greatly improved and polished these books: Rachel Simon for her patience and thoroughness.

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Suzanne Frulig Hale.

Cover: The abundance of harvest lasts for many months with a well-planned and maintained garden, /'receding puges: Vegetables, herbs, and flowers for cutting grow side by side in the wulhur's vegetable garden.

CONTENT:

The Vegetable Garden Planner 7

Designing a Vegetable Garden 11

The Vegetable Planting and Growing Guide 21

Plant Portraits 41

Pests and Diseases 80

Gardeners' Most-Asked Questions H9

Appendix

The USD A Plant Hardiness Map of the United States

1 ndex 95

Vegetables Over Water Garden
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