Guide to Rocky Mountain Vegetable Gardening
The Guide to Rocky Mountain Vegetable Gardening is the first vegetable gardening book to address the unique growing conditions and challenges of the five states of the Rocky Mountain region. Authors highlight how to select, grow, and harvest a host of vegetables that will succeed in the region and offer tips for extending the season.
Paperback, 288 pages
Published February 1st 2010 by Cool Springs Press
(first published 2010)
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This book is an excellent guide and reference book for anyone trying to garden in the mile high city. Beginning with basic gardening, the book provides excellent and clearly written suggestions and directions including the varieties that best grow at this altitude. Many useful charts provide pertinent information that any gardening needs to know in order to be a success. Furthermore, the book does not get bogged down in too much technical information that is useful but not necessary. The last se...more
This was a pretty good book for a beginning gardener. The first half of the book was really helpful and specific to Rocky Mountain gardening. It covered information such as amending your soil, pests you may encounter, how to organize your garden, what to use for mulch, how to deal with a short growing season, etc. The second half of the book was information on each specific vegetable. This part had some helpful information in it as well, but I didn't think it was as good as the first half of the...more
Pretty helpful, but I've read so many gardening books it didn't provide much new info. I really liked the specific information on calculating water needs and how to know when you've watered enough. I also like the quick reference for each plant in the back. I purchased a soil thermometer just to take advantage of the soil temperature information. I still like The Four-Season Harvest by Eliot Coleman better but this does provide some additional information.
I've found this book invaluable as I've attempted to start a serious garden from scratch. Because the authors are so familiar with the Rocky Mountain region, the advice is incredibly relevant and helpful for those of us attempting to grow in this climate. While I haven't seen the harvest, I'm sure it will be substanially more abundant because of this book.