If you're interested in growing your own fruits and vegetables, you've joined the ranks of a blossoming group of DIY gardeners who place a premium on the idea of self-reliance. But like any other kind of gardening, growing edibles is not a one-size-fits-all pursuit: in order to be successful, you'll need to know not only which plants grow well in your state or region, but also how to grow them with careful methods and a schedule that caters specifically to your local microclimate. Fortunately for you, Mid-Atlantic Fruit & Vegetable Gardening is written exclusively for gardeners who want to grow edibles in Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, or Washington, D.C.. Author Katie Elzer-Peters, the master gardener responsible for our bestselling Beginner's Illustrated Guide to Gardening (2012), equips you with all the information you need to design your edible garden, tend the soil, maintain your plants throughout their life cycles, and--most importantly--harvest the delicious foods they produce. So whether you live in the Delaware Valley, in the Beltway, or anywhere else in the Mid-Atlantic United States, you'll discover the best fruit and vegetable plants for your garden in this beautiful step-by-step how-to guide . . . and they'll be on your table before you know it.
Katie Elzer-Peters is a horticulturist who has written several gardening books with Cool Springs Press. She has a master of science in public garden management and now operates a garden industry digital marketing agency, The Garden of Words. A resident of Wilmington, North Carolina, she enjoys tending her garden and drawing and painting pictures of it. Follow her on instagram: @katie_gardenofwords.