The Vermont Gardener's Companion 

The Vermont Gardener's Companion

An Insider's Guide to Gardening in the Green Mountain State
by Henry Homeyer

Second Edition

Globe Pequot Press, 2016

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The Vermont Gardener's Companion tells how to get the most out of Vermont's short gardening season and details how readers can use organic methods to improve soil, deal with diseases and pests, and get better results with their plants in a state where “winter temperatures plunge far below zero and rocks left by the glaciers pop out of the ground each spring like bread from hyperactive toasters.”

With good humor and a natural teacher's gift for explanations, Henry Homeyer makes gardening fun and readily accessible to all.

The Vermont Gardener’s Companion is the only guide focused on the challenges of cultivating a successful garden in the Green Mountain State. Whether you are an experienced green thumb or a curious novice, whether you live in the Green Mountains or along Lake Champlain, this easy-to-understand guide will help you grow bountiful vegetables, abundant flowers, and lush lawns.

You will learn:
  • What’s in your Vermont soil and how to improve it
  • How to stretch the state's short growing season
  • The best high-performance plant varieties for your climate
  • Organic fertilizing and plant care approaches
  • Ways to combat pests and plant diseases unique to the state
  • Local sources of hands-on assistance with gardening questions
  • Information on great public gardens and places to buy unusual plants, such as the showy lady's slipper
  • Tricks from accomplished Vermont gardeners
  • In short, how to succeed as a cold-climate gardener

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