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New Vegetables for 2000 
Growing More Food in less Space

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Top Ten Catalogues
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There may be a charge for these catalogues.

Becker’s Seed Potatoes

Business closed
Richters
357 Highway 47
Goodwood, ON L0C 1A0
Phone: 905-640-6677
Fax: 905-640-6641
Thompson & Morgan
PO Box 1308
Jackson, NJ 08527-0308
Phone: 1-800-274-7333
Fax: 1-888-466-4769
The Cook’s Garden
PO Box 5010
Hodges, SC 29653-5010
Phone: 1-800-457-9703
Fax: 1-800-4457-9705
Johnny’s Selected Seeds
1 Foss Hill Rd
RR 1 Box 2580
Albion, Maine 04910
Phone: 207-437-4301
Fax: 1-800-437-4290
Stokes Seeds Ltd
Collier Road
Thorold, ON
Phone: 1-800-263-7233
Fax: 1-888-834-3334
Versey’s Seeds Ltd
Box 9000,
Charlottetown, P.E.I., C1A 8K6
Phone: 1-800-363-7333
Fax: 902-566-1620
Garden Import Inc.
Box 760,
Thornhill, ON L3T 4A5
Phone: 905-731-1950 (Local)
Phone: 1-800-339-8314
Fax: 905-881-3499

This book will become one of the most well-loved books you will ever own. A bargain at $12.95 plus applicable taxes

Heritage Perennial GuidePerennial Gardening Guide

PO Box 8000-454

Abbotsford, BC V2S 6H1

or at your local retail garden centre

that carries "Heritage Perennials"

in their trademark blue pots.

Because they take up only a few inches of surface soil, there remains lots of bed left to be intensively planted with low-growing vegetable plants. Orienting beds on a north-south axis assures the plant-laden trellises do not block the sun from lower growing plants as it moves from East to West across the yard during the day.

Erecting vertical supports is always a time consuming problem. Free-standing ones provide flexibility in placement, but are precarious, tending to collapse part way through the season from the weight of maturing crops. The planks that enclose a raised bed offer a convenient place to attach year round fixtures that make setting up and taking down trellises quick and easy. They make it possible to have a flat trellis system that runs along either side of the bed that is stable, yet easily reconfigured to facilitate crop rotation.

Veggies That Grow Well Vertically:

  • Bean, Lima Pole

  • Beans, Pole

  • Cucumbers

  • Melons

  • Peas

Squash, Winter varieties such as Acorn, Butternut,
indeterminateTomatoes

Benefits to Vegetables of Vertical Growing:

  • Better air circulation

  • Better access to sunlight

  • Less exposure to soil pathogens

  • Easier to harvest

  • Dry off faster after rain

  • Less likely to be curled or deformed.

Excess vegetables from your garden can be donated to your local food bank.

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