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Get Growing with Edible Gardening for Washington and Oregon

By M Tullottes (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia CommonsEdible Gardening for Washington and Oregon: Vegetables, Herbs, Fruits & Seeds. By Marianne Binetti. (Auburn, WA : Lone Pine Publishing International, 2010. 240 p.)

Recommendation by:
Rand Simmons, Acting Washington State Librarian, Tumwater, WA.

Another in a series of books on gardening in the Pacific Northwest by gardening expert Marianne Binetti, most co-authored with Alison Beck, Edible Gardening for Washington and Oregon focuses on vegetables, herbs, fruits and seeds appropriate for Northwest gardens.

From Arbutus (Strawberry Tree) to Watermelon, the main part of the book is a detailed listing of plants arranged alphabetically by common name as opposed to botanical name. This makes this book easier to use by lay-gardeners. Each entry describes starting and growing the plants, harvesting, tips, recommendations, and problems and pests. There are numerous color photos showing the plants growing in the ground and harvested. A lengthy but interesting introduction discusses aspects of growing edible gardens in the Oregon and Washington. The book includes glossary and index.

This is a great book for public, academic and horticultural libraries as well as the home gardening library.

ISBN-13: 978 9766500481

Available at the Washington State Library,  NW 635.0979 BINETTI 2010
Not available as an eBook, talking book, or as a Braille edition.


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3 Responses to “Get Growing with Edible Gardening for Washington and Oregon

  1. These type of books have been very beneficial in creating interest and excitement in my children to play a role in planting, harvesting our garden. The common names of the plants and the color photos really get my kids excited about trying new plants in our garden.

  2. Nice book on gardening. Thanks for recommending it.

  3. The alphabetical order of entries plus the color photos make this book much more attractive to me than what I generally find. I wonder how large the index is… I spend a lot of time going through indices!!!

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