Vine-ripened tomatoes, succulent figs, crisp winter salads, corn on the cob, and sweet braised greens are just a few of the delights awaiting gardeners in the Southeast. Temperate winters and hot summers grant southern gardeners a long growing season capable of yielding an ever-changing menu of seasonal food. But how do you use that hot, humid summer weather to grow the most delicious tomatoes? Which months are the best for sowing carrot or beet seeds? And during the mild winter months, how can you make the most of your bountiful harvest?
Ira Wallace answers all these questions and more while covering the many eccentricities of gardening in the Southeast. Monthly planning 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, drip irrigation, canning, and worm bins.
Whether you are just starting your season or looking for ways to extend it, this is your guide to producing a bountiful, year-round harvest in the Southeast.