Grow Great Vegetables in Virginia (Grow Great Vegetables State-By-State) (Paperback)
Get the inside dirt, Virginia!
This ultimate local guide to growing vegetables and other edibles provides you with insider advice on climate zones, average frost dates, and growing season details across Virginia. Information includes details on sun, soil, fertilizer, mulch, water, and the best varieties for your region. A garden planning section helps with design and crop rotation, and monthly lists explain what to do from January through December. In-depth profiles of nearly 50 edibles round out the information and help ensure a can’t-miss harvest.
About the Author
Ira Wallace serves on the board of the Organic Seed Alliance and is a worker/owner of the cooperatively managed Southern Exposure Seed Exchange, which offers over 700 varieties of open-pollinated heirloom and organic seeds selected for flavor and regional adaptability. She is also an organizer of the Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello, a fun, family-friendly event featuring an old-time seed swap, local food, hands-on workshops, demos, and more. She currently writes about heirloom vegetable varieties for magazines and blogs including Mother Earth News, Fine Gardening, and Southern Exposure.
“The ultimate local guide to kitchen gardening, no matter your location in Virginia… Beginners will appreciate the information on Virginia’s climate and preparing the ground for a garden, while experts can learn from the DIY soil test and planting guide.” —Virginia Living
"Wallace’s approach to gardening begins with seeds and she provides enough information to make you a gardener of the first rank." —Virginia Gazette