75 Exciting Vegetables for Your Garden

75 Exciting Vegetables for Your Garden

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Seventy-five eminently beautiful fruits and vegetables are profiled in this charming new book by expert gardener and garden designer Jack Staub. Discover produce you'll likely not see in the local supermarket, including the Asparagus Bean, Green Zebra Tomato, Prescott Fond Blanc Melon, Purple Sprouting Broccoli, True Lemon Cucumber, Turkish Orange Eggplant, and many more. Staub seeks not only to infuse America's backyard gardens with color and variety, but to enlighten and amuse with amiable text, surprising history, scraps of unexpected lore, and tidbits of culinary insight. Unique in content and tone, 75 Extraordinary Vegetables shares the history, evolution, and details about each vegetable, and then provides simple solutions for using them in the kitchen every day. Be they heirloom or hybrid, native or transplant, Staub presents seventy-five really superb vegetables in current culture that are as exciting for their physical beauty as they are for their taste. Jack Staub is widely considered to be one of the country's leading experts on vegetables and vegetable gardening style. He has written for and been featured in many of this country's top gardening and lifestyle publications (House & Garden, House Beautiful, Organic Gardening, Horticulture, Victoria, Country Living Gardener, Kitchen Gardener, and Food & Wine), and his articles and lectures have helped to re-popularize the ancient art of kitchen gardening, and introduce many new vegetable varieties to gardeners across America. His celebrated gardens at Hortulus Farm in Pennsylvania have also been featured in a Time-Warner series on organic gardening. Ellen Sheppard Buchert first learned technical drawing at Keuka College in 1964. She returned to school and finished her Bachelor's degree when she was 56 years old. Each of these illustrations was drawn in pen and ink and colored with watercolor paints on cotton museum board. Her work has been exhibited in Canada and the United States. She lives in Utah.show more

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  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 476.27g
  • Gibbs M. Smith Inc
  • Layton, United States
  • English
  • New ed.
  • 75 watercolour illustrations
  • 1586852507
  • 9781586852504
  • 1,601,426

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1. Amaranth "Joseph's Coat" 2. Artichoke "Violetto de Romagna" 3. Asparagus Bean 4. Asparagus Pea 5. Australian Yellowleaf Lettuce 6. Broccoli "Romanesco" 7. Brussels Sprout "Rubine" 8. Bull's Blood Beet 9. Cabbage "Ruby Perfection" 10. Cabbage "Savoy Express" 11. Cardoon "Gigante" 12. Carrot "Thumbelina" 13. Cauliflower "Violetta di Sicilia" 14. Cayenne Pepper 15. Celeriac 16. Chard "Bright Lights" 17. Chinese Rat Tail Radish 18. Chiogga Beet 19. Crimson Forest Onion 20. D'Algers Melon 21. Dragon Tongue Bush Bean 22. Dwarf Blue Curled Scotch Kale 23. Early Purple Vienna Kohlrabi 24. Eggplant "Neon" 25. Egyptian Walking Onion 26. Elberta Peach Tomato 27. Fish Pepper 28. Tomato "German Red Strawberry" 29. Giant Chinese Red Mustard 30. Giant Red Celery 31. Golden Sweet Edible-Podded Pea 32. Green Zebra Tomato 33. Habanero Pepper 34. Hillbilly Tomato 35. Imperial Star Artichoke 36. Jarrahdale Pumpkin 37. Kale "Nero di Toscana" 38. Leek "Blue Solaize" 39. Lemon Drop Pepper 40. Lettuce "Forellenschluss" 41. Lollo Rossa Lettuce 42. Malabar Spinach 43. Melon "Queen Anne's Pocket" 44. Merlot Lettuce 45. Mizuna 46. Nutri-Red Carrot 47. Okra "Red Burgundy" 48. Orach "Crimson Plume" 49. Osterei Eggplant 50. Painted Serpent Cucumber 51. Prescott Fond Blanc Melon 52. Pumpkin "Baby Boo" 53. Purple Calabash Tomato 54. Purple Sprouting Broccoli 55. Radish "Misato Rose" 56. Redbor Kale 57. Rhubarb Chard 58. Royal Oakleaf Lettuce 59. Runner Bean "Painted Lady" 60. Runner Bean "Sun Bright" 61. Sea Kale 62. Squash "Ronde de Nice" 63. Sorrel "Silver Shield" 64. Sunburst Squash 65. Sweet Million Tomato 66. Tiger Tom Tomato 67. Trifetti Pepper 68. True Lemon Cucumber 69. Turkish Orange Eggplant 70. Watermelon"Moon & Stars" 71. West Indian Burr Gherkin 72. Windsor Broad Bean 73. Wood's Prolific Bush Scallop 74. Yellowstone Carrot 75. Zebra Hybrid Eggplantshow more

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In the tradition of classic gardening books comes 75 Exciting Vegetables for Your Garden. Written in elegant prose and filled with beautiful, original art, this keepsake volume is the perfect gift for the avid gardener or the beginner. Within its pages you'll discover seventy-five unusual and eminently beautiful vegetables that are both attractive in your garden while growing and yield delightfully edible fruits. You'll find heirlooms and hybrids, natives and transplants, everything from the Green Zebra Tomato to Purple Sprouting Broccoli. A brief history of each plant, information about when and how to grow them, and recipes for simple dishes using each vegetable are included. With tidbits of unexpected lore and a touch of old-fashioned nostalgia, 75 Exciting Vegetables for Your Garden is an heirloom volume that is sure to be passed from generation to generation.show more

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