Our mission is to share the wonders of the natural world by publishing books from experts in the fields of gardening, horticulture, and natural history. Grow with us.

The Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Mountain States

By Mary Ann Newcomer

Piles on the tips, charts and checklists for everywhere along the Rockies. ... You can tell she's been there and planted that and knows our region's eccentricities like the back of her trowel

Denver Post

Growing vegetables requires regionally specific information — what to plant, when to plant it, and when to harvest are based on climate, weather, and first frost. The Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Mountain States tackles this need head on, with regionally specific growing information written by local gardening expert, Mary Ann Newcomer. This region includes Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, eastern Washington and Oregon, northern Nevada, and the southernmost parts of Alberta and Saskatchewan.

Monthly planting guides show exactly what you can do in the garden from January through December. The skill sets go beyond the basics with tutorials on seed saving, worm bins, and more. This book also includes a comprehensive gardening primer and an A to Z of edibles — a detailed, invaluable source for the region’s tried-and-tested varieties.

Media reviews

"Great, beginner-oriented gardening book. ... It piles on the tips, charts and checklists for everywhere along the Rockies. And the prose ... has just the right touch. You can tell she's been there and planted that and knows our region's eccentricities like the back of her trowel."

—Susan Clotfelter, Denver Post

"Worth a long look. ... Packed with good information."

—Mary Jean Porter, Pueblo Chieftain

About the author

Mary Ann Newcomer

Mary Ann Newcomer has gained a regional following with her blog, Gardens of the Wild Wild West. She is an accomplished horticulturist, garden designer, and the former president of the Idaho Botanical Garden.

Read more about Mary Ann Newcomer

Want this author to speak at your event? Visit the Timber Press Speakers Bureau

View large jacket image

$19.95

You can also buy this book from these online retailers: (TimberPress.com discounts do not apply)


In the media?

Jacket image

Download a hi-resolution version of the book jacket (2250×2700 px, 511 kB).

Request a review copy

All fields are required. U.S. addresses only.

See more information about this book