New Vegetable Gardening Book Makes It Easy To “Grow Your Own” In Florida

Julia Graddy 352-392-2411

GAINESVILLE—Savor the joy of picking home-grown vegetables and herbs no matter where you live in Florida, or how much growing space you have. It’s easy when you follow the advice found in Vegetable Gardening in Florida, a new book written by Jim Stephens, professor of horticultural sciences at the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS).

Stephens offers clear explanations of useful gardening terms and provides the reader with a complete primer in color to grow abundant vegetables and edible herbs in Florida’s unique climatic conditions. Included in the book are types of gardens, including hydroponic and organic; site and vegetable variety selection; garden establishment and care; soil fertilization and management; cultivation practices; and harvesting and storing. Vegetable Gardening in Florida (143 pp.) is co-published with the University Press of Florida and is available for $15.95, plus appropriate sales tax and $4. shipping from Building 440, Mowry Road, P. O. Box 110011 in Gainesville; 1-800-226-1764; or e-mail at VISA/MasterCard are accepted. Also available in bookstores.