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: 360,671

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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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Mike McGrath, Radio Host of "You Bet Your Garden," shares his wit and gardening expertise in his newly revised and expanded edition of You Bet Your Garden Guide to Growing Great Tomatoes. Mike McGrath This fun, comical approach teaches readers how to grow heirloom beefsteaks, plums, cherries and other backyard beauties. McGrath, who also writes a monthly column for Organic Gardening magazine, explains with characteristic wit how to choose, plant, grow and harvest a variety of tomatoes. This expanded edition is perfect for anyone who's ever tried to grow tomatoes or faced the challenges of drought, hungry nighttime animals, insects, and disease. Readers learn how to start tomato plants from seed, about watering, how to stake and cage plants, feeding and how to prevent plant diseases. The book also offers tips on how and when to pick plants. With every page readers find the writing light and funny, yet rooted in years of experience and practice. You Bet Your Garden Guide to Growing Great Tomatoes (Fox Chapel Publishing, April 1, 2012) makes a great gift for anyone who's ever thought about growing their own tomatoes or simply wished their own crop looked and tasted better. About the Author: Mike McGrath is host of the weekly nationally syndicated radio show "You Bet Your Garden" as well as a widely published columnist. McGrath has been featured as a gardening commentator on The Today Show and has accumulated a base of fans that appreciate both his humor and knowledge. Along with serving as columnist and contributing editor for Greenprints, McGrath was editor-in-chief of Organic Gardening magazine from 1991 through 1997. He is currently editor-at-large and 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. McGrath has made frequent guest appearances on NBS's Weekend Today and NPR's "All Things Considered." McGrath is also the garden editor for WTOP News Radio in Washington, D.C., a post he has held for more than a decade. Read more: Growing Tomatoes Explained By Mike McGrath - The Hunt Magazine http: //thehuntmagazine.com/home-garden/2012/02/growing-tomatoes-explained-by-mike-mcgrath/#ixzz1mGz0WF00

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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!