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What's Wrong with My Vegetable Garden?: 100% Organic Solutions for All Your Vegetables, from Artichoke to Zucchini

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More and more home gardeners are discovering the rewards of growing their own vegetables. But along with the pleasures of homegrown produce come a host of problems: bugs, diseases, and mysterious ailments that don't have an obvious cause. What's a gardener to do?

Don't panic — help is at hand. What's Wrong With My Vegetable Garden? teaches you how to keep your vegetables he
Paperback, 336 pages
Published November 29th 2011 by Timber Press
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May 10, 2014 Sally rated it liked it
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I checked this out because I hoped it would tell me how to *fix* what was wrong with my vegetable garden. I already know what's wrong with it - my yard is so shady it's practically forest understory.

Unfortunately this book's only advice for "not enough full sun" is "cut down some trees". Sorry, nope. If we cut down the trees we'd have to get air conditioning in the house and that's not worth a few zucchini. (also there would be no more maple syrup and walnuts and pecans!)
Feb 15, 2016 Fernleaf rated it it was amazing
A fantastic resource for the home gardener, this book makes it easy to narrow down the choices for what could be wrong with your vegetable plants. Obviously not all-inclusive it still manages to cover the most common crop problems and offer good, organic solutions to solving them. With a heavy emphasis on prevention this book opens with a discussion of ways to head off problems before they start with a concise list of things that will help your plants flourish. What follows is a brief photo sect ...more
Mar 20, 2016 Beth rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Tracy Ellingson
A great start to being able to diagnose the issues in your garden and some tips on how to improve the situation. Most of the problems are divided between water-related, soil-related, temp-related, or light-related. But it gives you a plant by plant example with photos to help see which category your issue falls into.
Jun 02, 2012 Jen rated it really liked it
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I read most of this. Some of the crop specific pages I skipped over. It inspired me to plant sweet potatoes and melons in the future, as well as a lot of other fun veggies I wish I had space for. Loved the color photos. It gave very specific ideas for adding beneficial pests into the garden as well as different pest solutions from organic to not so organic. I also liked the polyculture advice, which I'm trying, and so far is working this growing season.
Jan 27, 2012 Slmstanley rated it really liked it
Now I have the answer to the vegetable garden version of 'what fresh hell is this?', fully illustrated with color photographs.

Extremely useful guide, with tips on how to fix what's ailing your garden. Only complaint I have is that it doesn't address growing zones (state-specific guides would be a great future project, Mr. Deardorff, I'm just sayin'.)
Jul 04, 2012 Avrelia rated it really liked it
What's wrong with my garden is that it's mine. But that book lets me pretend that it's fixable, anyways. I don't think I am going to do anything differently, really, so it's more like a fantasy escapist read, but it's still very reassuring.
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Jul 25, 2013 Andrea Bleho rated it liked it
I like the A-Z index of veggies and their pest and diseases. I also liked the pics of the problems. The solutions was also informative.
Mar 23, 2012 Kathy rated it liked it
Nice book. Gave me some ideas for the garden this year.
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