The new, Third Edition of Golden Gate Gardening is in the stores. In the first week of February, it debuted as #6 among paperback nonfiction books sold in Northern California, so it's off to a good start.
Golden Gate Gardening has been guiding California gardeners to success in growing vegetables, herbs, fruit, edible and cutting flowers since 1993. If you have used it before, you will be glad to hear that the new edition contains all that you remember from the old version, and more. There is updated information and new tips. There are new vegetable listings, an expanded and improved fruit chapter, new recipes, and updated pest management suggestions (environmentally friendly, of course). The chapter on eating from the garden (Chapter 16, A Garden-Based Cuisine) is almost completely new. The appendices are updated, from the seed catalog/wesite list through the lResources for Gardeners and Suggested Reading list.
This book will offer regionally specific guidance for maximum food production in gardens located in California from the northernmost coast to San Luis Obispo, and inland as far as Walnut Creek or San Jose. Coastal or near coastal gardeners will find calendars and tips for growing food year-round despite the fog, and inland gardeners, where summer fog is absent, will find two new planting calendars for year-round food production in typical inland microclimates.