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. This book also includes a comprehensive gardening primer and an A to Z of edibles—a detailed, invaluable source for the region’s tried-and-tested varieties.
Mary Ann Newcomer has gained a regional following with her blog, www.gardensofthewildwildwest.com. She is starting her seventh season as the Dirt Diva on a local radio station. She is an accomplished horticulturist, garden designer, and the former President of the Idaho Botanical Garden. In 2011, the American Horticulture Society highlighted her accomplishments in the American Gardener Magazine as a “member who makes a difference.” She lives in Boise, ID.