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Old 01-19-2009, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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Hi, I live in Minnesota and want to greatly expand my container garden into an in ground garden this spring. Can anyone suggest books or other resources on vegetable gardening in the upper midwest.

Thanks a lot - J
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Old 01-21-2009, 08:35 AM
 
Location: oregon
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Hello
I'm surprised that no one has said anything here..First go to your local Ag extension office and talk with a local master gardener about books they use..Then go to the library and check out Square Foot Gardening or look at on line ...The square foot book will give you some basic idea's , even look at a copy of sunset western garden..They may or may not have it but for those of us who live in the west its a great book full of good info..
Look up your state university ag web sites too, there should be a ton of information there..Out here
we use oregon state university's site from Corvalis..
good luck and happy gardening
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Old 01-21-2009, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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Thanks a lot, I found the University of MN Ag extension web site, which has great info, and an online Q&A with a master gardener. Two of the suggested books are:

"Gardening, the Complete Guide to Growing America's favorite Fruits and Vegetables" from the National Gardening Association. ISBN 0-201-10855-0 and Ortho book "All about Vegetables". ISBN 0-89721-419-6

VEGETABLE GARDENING IN THE MIDWEST, published by the University of Illinois,
provides a complete guide to growing vegetables and herbs successfully under midwestern conditions.

J
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Old 01-25-2009, 04:36 PM
 
Location: oregon
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J
I'm glad you found the Ag extension site and the master gardeners..I'm an marion county (salem or)master gardener..We try to help people find answeres to their many questions..
Love working on the phone desk because of the questions we get.
I have no veg garden of my own but volunteer in a demo veg garden in nearby silverton so get to play in a large veg garden..its pretty neat and a lot of too.we send everything we raise to a local food share.
I just have 4 pots of tomatos every summer..
Good luck
melanie
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