Blue Ribbon Vegetable Gardening - The Secrets to Growing the Biggest and Best Prizewinning Produce by Jodi Torpey - Paperback

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Blue Ribbon Vegetable Gardening - The Secrets to Growing the Biggest and Best Prizewinning Produce by Jodi Torpey - Paperback


Win the blue ribbon every time! Master Gardener Jodi Torpey offers all the information you need to grow champion vegetables — beans, beets, cabbages, cucumbers, eggplants, onions, peppers, pumpkins, squash, and tomatoes — covering everything from choosing the right varieties and scheduling planting dates to harvesting, preparing, and transporting your produce. She also walks you through every aspect of competitive showing, with useful tips for thinking like a judge.

This book will delight you with lively photos of mammoth pumpkins, truly gigantic onions, perfectly pear-shaped eggplants, and the farmers and gardeners who grow them. Filled with the excitement of a county fair, it’s a fun read as well as a solid guide to growing the biggest, tastiest, best-looking vegetables for miles around.

From the Back Cover
Big. Beautiful. Best.
Ready to bring a competitive edge to your gardening? Do you savor the satisfaction of growing an exquisite, blemish-free tomato or a giant pumpkin? No matter your skill level, prizewinning produce is within your grasp. In this guide to vegetable perfection, master gardener Jodi Torpey briefs you on the nitty-gritty details of how to enter a competition, prepare your produce, and think like a judge. Tips on 10 of the most commonly entered fruits and vegetables will guide you to growing ribbon-worthy crops, from beans and beets to eggplants, onions, and more.

About the Author
Jodi Torpey, author of Blue Ribbon Vegetable Gardening, is a garden writer, an award-winning gardener, a Craftsy online gardening instructor, and the founder and editor-in-chief of the website Western Gardeners. Torpey’s writing appears in digital and print media, and she’s a popular speaker at gardening conferences and events around the United States.

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC (December 29, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781612123943
  • ISBN-13: 978-1612123943