Extreme Gardening: How to Grow Organic in the Hostile Deserts

Extreme Gardening: How to Grow Organic in the Hostile Deserts

  • ISBN13: 9780970501608
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Extreme Gardening is the quintessential gardening guide to organic gardening against all odds. Written by the well-known gardening guru, the “Garden Guy,” David Owens shows the experienced and novice gardener how to grow organic foods in hostile climates (all desert climates) and land. Simple to understand with user-friendly spine, the book covers all topics from watering, design, tools, schedules, fertilizing, companion planting, and soils. The book is easily divided into three main section

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Review by for Extreme Gardening: How to Grow Organic in the Hostile Deserts
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    I live in Phoenix and have the opportunity of catching Dave Owens tips for gardening on Channel 3 on a weekly basis. Dave has so many tips for gardening that the only way to harness his knowledge is to purchase this book. I have come to find that these tips work not only for those of us living in the desert, but I pass them along to my Mother in Wyoming, and she has as much success as I do with them. Dave is an extremely knowledgable gardner and his book reflects that, the layout was very thought out and takes you step by step from the “what do I need”, to “now I’ve got what I need, what do I do” stages. Bravo, Dave!

  2. Fran Dentel says:

    Review by Fran Dentel for Extreme Gardening: How to Grow Organic in the Hostile Deserts
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    David Owens has written a real winner with this book! He tells us which plants will survive in our harsh desert environment and how to plant and take care of them. The book is easy to follow and I’m having good luck with all the trees and vegetables I have planted using his guidelines. If you thought that gardening was not an option since you moved to the desert you need this book to show you the way!

  3. AVG says:

    Review by AVG for Extreme Gardening: How to Grow Organic in the Hostile Deserts
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    I LOVE this book. It is the best, hands down, guide to growing veggies in Arizona. So many gardening books address other parts of the country and don’t apply to the Southwest. I have 5 other “Southwest” gardening books and this is the first book I refer to. It combines organic gardening with gardening in the desert. If you are a newbie to southwest gardening and only want to read one book-get this one!

  4. E. K. Moseley says:

    Review by E. K. Moseley for Extreme Gardening: How to Grow Organic in the Hostile Deserts
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    This is a great book for any gardening endvor using organic means. This autor knows and understands planting for an enviroment that is both beautiful and harsh. I follow his inspiring garden methods using this book and his companion book.

  5. T. Denis says:

    Review by T. Denis for Extreme Gardening: How to Grow Organic in the Hostile Deserts
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    I’m an organic vegetable gardener who lives in the desert Southwest. I get the extreme hot summers but cooler winters than Tucson or Phoenix. I like this book mostly for plant culture. All the plant culture information most gardeners ever need is on-line, but desert gardening is bit counter-intuitive. It’s helpful to have desert specific information. Most folks aren’t planting their melons in March, but I am.

    For example: Owens’tomato growing information is right on. I know because I do it his way. I raise my tomatoes in the shade. That wouldn’t work well way back East where I was raised. Last summer I had a great harvest despite a late visit from grasshoppers. I brought in 45 tomatoes to ripen indoors the day before our first frost of Oct 27. We enjoyed the last tomato of year December 6th—not bad.

    I’m talking real tomatoes you can slice and put on your sandwich, not just cherry tomatoes.

    I own two other desert gardening books: Mary Irish’s Month-by-Month gardening in the Desert Southwest. This one is good for figuring out when to plant everything. And,Desert Gardening Fruits and Vegetables, The Complete Guide by George Brookbank. This book isn’t organized as well as the other two books, but it was the first desert specific gardening book I bought. I’ve read it cover to cover several times and despite the poor black and white photos, it’s my favorite of the three. I consider my desert gardening library complete with these three books.

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