Here is the definitive guide to growing healthy organic vegetables without wasting our precious water resources! This incredibly timely book will give dedicated home gardeners the know-how to grow delicious produce in dry times, focusing on four different low-water conditions in the western United States: voluntary water conservation, drought, and both high and low desert. Using modern techniques, as well as tips and stories from native traditions ranging from the southwestern United States to the Middle East, this guide offers the best of ancient wisdom and the newest innovations in conservation, and includes varietal recommendations and a seasonal crop guide.
About the Author
MAUREEN GILMER has over thirty years' experience in landscape design and has written 18 books on gardening, including The Colorful Dry Garden. She has practiced in northern and southern California, at the peak of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and Newport Beach for exposure to a wide range of climates. She currently resides in the high desert.
"With boundless wisdom based upon years of experience promoting a water-conscious approach to gardening, Maureen Gilmer shows us how to have a gloriously productive garden—even in the face of drought." —Richard G. Turner Jr., editor emeritus, Pacific Horticulture
"Keep Growing Vegetables in Drought, Desert & Dry Times handy when that happens and you will be able to enjoy fresh, healthy, and organic vegetables all year. This book is a must-have for all home gardeners." —The Washington Book Review
"As a horticulturist and an ecologist, I salute Mo Gilmer for tackling the important subject of water conservation, which will only become more critical as we march through this century. Water is vital to our survival and the survival of our planet, and every gardener who thinks survival is important should read this book." —Stephanie Cohen, The Perennial Diva, award-winning garden writer and Garden Writers Association fellow
"With this timely book, learn how to grow your own healthy organic vegetables without wasting water and, in the process, how to assess your local soil, wind, and heat conditions. This is a guide everyone should own and use." —Sally Wasowski, author and award-winning gardening expert on native landscaping
"Gilmer's guide to water-wise organic gardening is well worth heeding." —Kitsap Sun
"In [Growing Vegetables in Drought, Desert, & Dry Times], learn how to combine age-old farming techniques with new-school technology." —The Desert Sun
“Years of experience went into writing this book.” —Gardening Know How
“The definitive guide to growing healthy organic vegetables without wasting our precious water resources!” —Desert Entertainer