trying2findmygreenthumb wrote:What about the mulch, will hay work ok??
I HAVE an old edition of that book, it says the new edition 1969.haha Same stuff I'm sure.
Actually, sometime in the '90s, Sunset "discovered" that there were organic ways to fight insects, help plants grow, etc. I have the 7th ed. (2001); I was getting every other one until then.
The 8th ed., published in early 2008, changed formats from two to three columns per page, which to my eye makes the information very jumpy and visually difficult to follow. Even if I had been able to afford the 8th ed.--given the 7 years between it and the previous--I still wouldn't have purchased it.
I'm holding out for the 9th, whenever it's published.
My local public library has a circulating copy of the Sunset book. If yours does, too, you can look through it and see whether you'd like your own. Then you can search the used-book market for a 7th or even 6th edition, which are both pretty low cost about now, given the availability of the 8th ed.
I'm just hoping I can plant some rapini real soon; the heat wave this week doesn't look like promising planting weather to me, esp. for a cool-season veggie.