Master the art of edible gardening in the beautiful southwestern United States. Southwest Fruit & Vegetable Gardening is written exclusively for gardeners who want to grow edibles in Arizona, New Mexico, or Nevada. Author Jacqueline Soule shares her bountiful knowledge of edibles in general and the Southwest region in particular, equipping 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 Tucson suburbs, the New Mexico Bootheel, the Mojave Desert, or anywhere else in the southwestern tri-state area, you'll discover the best fruit and vegetable plants for your garden in this beautiful step-by-step how-to guide . . . and before you know it you'll have delicious fresh fruits and vegetables on your table.
Jacqueline A. Soule is a botanist and garden writer from Tucson. She has developed strong expertise as a gardener in the Southwest. As a garden writer, Soule has contributed more than a thousand gardening columns for local, regional, and national newspapers and magazines, and she has written or been the technical writer for numerous gardening books. Soule teamed up with the Tierra del Sol Institute to develop its Arizona Gardening Series, consisting of Butterfly Gardening in Southern Arizona (2012) and Success With Succulents (2013). She is the author of Southwest Fruit & Vegetable Gardening (Cool Springs Press). When she's not writing gardening columns or books, Soule is a speaker and educator, offering a wide array of plant-related workshops, classes, and other programs throughout southern Arizona, including through OASIS Tucson. She loves to landscape with plants that require as little care as possible. Many of the plants in her books were test grown in her own yard.