You Bet Your Garden Guide to Growing Great Tomatoes: How to Grow Great-tasting Tomatoes in Any Backyard, Garden, or Container

You Bet Your Garden Guide to Growing Great Tomatoes: How to Grow Great-tasting Tomatoes in Any Backyard, Garden, or Container

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By (author) Mike McGrath

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  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 96 pages
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 224mm x 13mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 23 August 2012
  • Publication City/Country: East Petersberg
  • ISBN 10: 1565237102
  • ISBN 13: 9781565237100
  • Edition: 3
  • Edition statement: 3rd
  • Illustrations note: full colour throughout, includes illustrations, includes photographs
  • Sales rank: 358,707

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This deliciously funny little book is also a serious guide on how to start and nurture an heirloom tomato patch. More and more gardeners are finding heirloom vegetables to be superior in flavour, colour and disease resistance to the more common hybrid commercial varieties. Based on McGrath's personal adventures in tomato growing, "You Bet Your Garden Guide to Growing Great Tomatoes" is a book for everyone who loves to laugh, loves to eat and loves to grow beautiful tomatoes.

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Mike McGrath is editor at large for Organic Gardening and former editor in chief. He writes a monthly column, "Mike McGrath's Tall Tales" and answers questions on the magazine's website. McGrath's "You Bet Your Garden" airs weekly on National Public Radio. He has made frequent guest appearances on NBC's Weekend Today and NPR's "All Things Considered".

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The third edition of Mike McGrath's Growing Great Tomatoes is a "deliciously funny little book," but also a serious guide on how to grow an heirloom tomato patch, be it in the ground or in pots.

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How Does Your Garden Grow? With expert techniques and tips flavored with the irreverent wit that makes his nationally syndicated Public Radio show, You Bet Your Garden, such a hit, organic gardener Mike McGrath shows gardeners of all skis levels how to grow a wide variety of great-tasting tomatoes anywhere they have a place to plant seeds. Whether you have an entire backyard to work with or only a terrace, McGrath explains why you should grow your own tomatoes: You just can't beat the taste. Tomatoes are the most popular home garden vegetable crop, and whether you appreciate the enhanced flavor of heirloom tomatoes or want to grow disease-resistant hybrids, the techniques explained in this book allow all varieties to thrive. Based on McGrath's personal adventures in tomato-growing, You Bet Your Garden Guide to Growing Great Tomatoes directs you through choosing sees, germinating, planting, staking, and caging, nurturing, watering, and harvesting homegrown tomatoes. If you love to laugh, love to eat, and love to grow beautiful tomatoes, you'll love this book!