Whether you want to grow prizewinning produce or simply raise bigger, better-quality, blemish-free vegetables for your own enjoyment, this book reveals the secrets to growing crops worthy of a blue ribbon. Master Gardener Torpey explains the key factors for success, from soil testing and site selection to choosing seedlings, watering wisely, using organic pest controls and more.

She gives in-depth profiles of the main competition vegetables: beans, beets, cabbage, cucumbers, eggplants, onions, peppers, pumpkins, squashes and tomatoes.

Each entry suggests varieties with prizewinning potential, along with growing and harvesting methods. A checklist aids in selecting produce for competition and lists the qualities judges look for. A comprehensive reference on growing and showing champion vegetables.

Softcover, 7" × 9", 215 pages, 2015.

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