By Mary Ann Newcomer
Growing vegetables requires regionally specific information—what to plant, when to plant it, and when to harvest are based on climate, weather, and first frost. The Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Mountain States tackles this need head on, with regionally specific growing information written by local gardening expert, Mary Ann Newcomer. This region includes Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, eastern Washington and Oregon, northern Nevada, and the southernmost parts of Alberta and Saskatchewan. Monthly planting guides show exactly what you can do in the garden from January through December. The skill sets go beyond the basics with tutorials on seed saving, worm bins, and more.
“Great, beginner-oriented gardening book. . . . it piles on the tips, charts and checklists for everywhere along the Rockies. And the prose in Idahoan Mary Ann Newcomer's Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Mountain States has just the right touch. You can tell she's been there and planted that and knows our region's eccentricities like the back of her trowel.” —The Denver Post
“How do you use the region's hot, dry summer weather to grow the sweetest bell peppers? And during the long winter months, how can you protect overwintering root vegetables from frost? Mary Ann Newcomer answers these questions and more while covering the many eccentricities of gardening in the arid West.” —The Idaho Statesman
“Worth a long look. . . . packed with good information.” —The Pueblo Chieftain