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All New Square Foot Gardening
Mel Bartholomew
1591862027
February 2006
Paperback
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Book Description

Do you know what the best feature is in All New Square Foot Gardening?


Sure, there are ten new features in this all-new, updated book. Sure, it's even simpler than it was before. Of course, you don't have to worry about fertilizer or poor soil ever again because you'll be growing above the ground.


But, the best feature is that anyone, anywhere can enjoy a Square Foot garden. Children, adults with limited mobility, even complete novices can achieve spectacular results.


But, let's get back to the ten improvements. You're going to love them.

 

1)      New Location - Move your garden closer to your house by eliminating single-row gardening. Square Foot Garden needs just twenty percent of the space of a traditional...



Uncommon Fruits for Every Garden
Lee Reich
088192623X
May 2004
Hardcover
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Review
Rita Pelczar American Gardener : For those gardeners who, like me, are always searching for something a bit out of the ordinary for both their gardens and their tummies, this book is a gem.
HortIdeas : [The author] is quite serious about the "for every garden" part of the title. This goes far beyond basic botanical descriptions and hints on growing and utilization: Reich provides abundant details on propagation, planting, fruit harvest and storage, as well as annotated lists of cultivars.
Joanne S. Carpender National Gardener : Uncommon Fruits for Every Garden brings forth visions of tempting fruits, enticing aromas and tastes. What gardener can resist such thoughts?
Santa Cruz Sentinel : Jujube, juneberry, maypop, and shopova may sound strange but Reich has the lowdown on why and...


The Backyard Orchardist: A Complete Guide to Growing Fruit Trees in the Home Garden
Stella Otto
0963452037
December 1994
Paperback
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Burpee : The Complete Vegetable & Herb Gardener : A Guide to Growing Your Garden Organically
Karan Davis Cutler, et al
0028620054
November 10, 1997
Hardcover
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Book Review
Burpee has created a truly encyclopedic, but non-intimidating, guide to organic vegetable gardening that can be used and appreciated by anyone, whether or not they've ever stuck a seed in the ground. All the essential information is here--how to condition the soil, how and where to plant, sprouting schedules, what kind of yield to expect from each plant variety, and harvesting tips--in beautiful, bountiful, illustrated detail; the book's largest section, "Plant Portraits," contains explanations of the many cultivars of each vegetable and herb. If you're a novice vegetable gardener or new to organic gardening and can only afford one gardening guide, this may be your best value.

Book Description
A Backyard-Gardener’s Guide to Growing a Bountiful, Great-Tasting Harvest ...


Joy of Gardening (Garden Way Book)
Dick Raymond
0882663194
January 3, 1983
Paperback
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Book Description
The best of Dick Raymond's vegetable gardening wisdom is illustrated with full-color photos and at-a-glance charts that make his methods accessible to any gardener.

About the Author
Most gardeners are grateful that internationally known garden expert Dick Raymond has compiled the vast knowledge shared in his popular Garden Way television program, Joy of Gardening, into book form. He's also written Down-to-Earth Gardening Know-How for the 90's, among other books. Dick was head vegetable gardening specialist at Garden Way Gardens in Vermont for 15 years where the Joy of Gardening television series was filmed. He also gardened and cared for plots in Texas, Florida, Georgia, and on the West Coast for Garden Way. Over 40 years of hands-on experience have made...


The Backyard Berry Book: A Hands-on Guide to Growing Berries, Brambles, and Vine Fruit in the Home Garden
Stella Lee
0963452061
April 1995
Paperback
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Book Review
In the late 20th century, unfortunately, berries are seen primarily in the supermarket at certain times of year, and while this is welcome, it used to be that everyone had a few berry bushes in the backyard: some currants, some gooseberries and a few rhubarb plants. Stella Otto explains how to bring this tradition back and raise lush crops of berries and fruit with pointers on soil nutrition, plant nutrients and mulching that will make your home-grown berries the envy of folks who only see them in the supermarket. This mouth-watering book will get you going.

From Booklist
Otto focuses on what she calls small fruit, fruit that does not grow on trees but as a cultivated, perennial crop on small plants, canes, bushes, or vines--strawberries, rhubarbs, brambles (raspberries and...


Delia's Kitchen Garden
Gay Search
0563521139
Dec 2004
Hardcover
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Publishers Weekly Review Annex
“It’s hard to beat this inspiring volume by the British duo of Search and Smith.”

Book Description
A top cookbook author and gardener join talents in this lavish introduction to growing fruits and vegetables. Suitable for first–time gardeners and cooks of all levels, Delia’s Kitchen Garden features 50 recipes and 250 color photos.

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The Organic Home Garden
Patrick Lima
1552979245
Feb 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Lima's fourth gardening book shares his extensive knowledge of agriculture gleaned from years of tending Larkwhistle (his own home garden in Ontario, Canada) without use of chemicals or pesticides. Larkwhistle, Lima states, "grew out of a flat, sandy hayfield thick with twitch grass and weeds. Seasons of organic care and cultivation have transformed the field into a lush and productive garden." Scanlan's mouthwatering full-color photos of Larkwhistle and its harvest certainly add to Lima's credibility. Lima talks would-be gardeners through the planting of the first seedlings-early and indoors-and explains how to feed the soil with compost and natural fertilizer. He advocates designing the garden around small beds rather than long, tedious rows, and offers specific tips for fruits and vegetables from apples to...


Bountiful Container: How to Create Container Gardens of Vegetables, Herbs, Fruits, and Edible Flowers
Rose Marie Nichols McGee
0761116230
February 2002
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
McGee (Basic Herb Cookery) and veteran gardening writer Stuckey (Gardening from the Ground Up) share their expertise and experience in the art of container gardening. Armed with this manual, frustrated apartment dwellers can indulge their passion for growing edible things. If there is an available balcony, porch, front or back steps, according to the authors, growing produce in containers can be easy and rewarding. With some limitations, it is even possible to grow foods in a window box or on an indoor windowsill. This compendium of practical advice includes detailed information on the types of containers to use, equipment needed, the right soil, when to plant which seeds and how best to deal with problems such as too much or too little sunlight. They also explain more sophisticated techniques like succession...


Kitchen Garden A to Z : Growing, Harvesting, Buying, Storing
Mike McGrath, Gordon Smith
0810955806
November 1, 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Did you know that if you can't smell a strawberry, it won't have any taste? That lemon thyme is as effective a mosquito repellent as DEET? That corn with kernels in the straightest lines will taste the best? Do you know which vegetables should never go in the refrigerator? And which freeze beautifully? All of these questions-and many more-are answered in this indispensable guide to vegetables and fruits, whether you shop for them in a farmers' market, buy them in a supermarket, or grow them in your own kitchen garden.

Organized alphabetically from artichoke to zucchini, the main section of the book provides detailed information on how to grow, harvest, select, and store each type of produce, accompanied by magnificent full-page photographs made especially for this book. Also featured are sections on kitchen...


Jerry Baker's Giant Book of Garden Solutions: 1,954 Natural Remedies to Handle Your Toughest Garden Problems
Jerry Baker
0922433763
April 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Common household products and down-home ingenuity are combined to combat frustrating garden problems in this indispensable handbook for both green thumbs and novice gardeners. Organized by garden area, 1,954 easy-to-use homemade remedy recipes—containing items such as beer, baby shampoo, and ammonia—instruct gardeners how to turn puny plants, wretched roots, and tired trees into gorgeous garden specimens without the use of store-bought chemical alternatives. Quick fixes are offered for fighting fungus with pantyhose, defeating botanical disease with peppermint, and bug-proofing vegetables with mustard and cloves; and obstacles such as heavy rains, nutritional plant deficiencies, and gardening on sloped areas are also discussed.


The Organic Gardener
Christine Lavalle
1844760545
Nov 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
A practical guide to natural gardens, showing how to apply organic principles to all aspects of garden plannings, design and maintenance.


Complete Guide to Vegetables, Fruits and Herbs: Planning, Planting, Growing, Harvesting
Denny Schrock (Editor)
089721501X
January 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
The only consumer guide that spans the entire scope of garden edibles.

Expanded food crops encyclopedia details 250 varieties of vegetables, fruits, nuts, and herbs.

Up-to-date and revised how-to information that gardeners can apply.

Ideas to incorporate edible crops into home landscapes and limited spaces.

A bounty of garden tips and timesavers help novice growers with selection and care.



Summer Fruit
Edon Waycott
000225106X
Mar 2006
Hardcover
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About the Author
Edon Waycott teaches cooking in the Los Angeles area. Crowned the "jam genius" by Gourmet magazine, she makes and sells her own line of preserves for specialty stores and restaurants throughout Southern California. Edon adapted and tested the recipes for home bakers in Nancy Silverton's Breads from La Brea Bakery.


The Fruit & Vegetable Garden
Richard Bird
0754806103
Dec 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
A concise guide to successfully growing the most popular fruit and vegetable varieties with expert advice on cultivation, harvesting and storing, step-by-step instructions and much more.


The Vegetable Gardener's Bible: Discover Ed's High-Yield W-O-R-D System for All North American Gardening
Edward C. Smith
1580172121
January 2000
Paperback
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Book Review
Wouldn't it be lovely to have a patch of corn, lettuce, tomatoes, peppers, and beans just steps from your kitchen door? Would you like to learn how to control your zucchini plant? Ed Smith, an experienced vegetable gardener from Vermont, has put together this amazingly comprehensive and commonsensical manual, The Vegetable Gardener's Bible. Basically, Ed and his family have been growing a wide variety of vegetables for years and he's figured out what works. This book, filled with step-by-step info and color photos, breaks it all down for you.

Ed's system is based on W-O-R-D: Wide rows, Organic methods, Raised beds, Deep soil. With deep, raised beds, vegetable roots have more room to grow and expand. In traditional narrow-row beds, over half the soil is compacted into walkways while a garden with wide, deep, raised beds,...



Fruit of the Poisoned Tree (Garden Mystery)
Joyce and Jim Lavene
0425209679
May 2, 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Everyone suspects Park Lamonte's wife killed him for the ten-million-dollar insurance policy. But Peggy, of The Potting Shed, has a growing suspicion there's more to the story-and sets out to dig up the truth.


Jerry Baker's Giant Book of Garden Solutions: 1,954 Natural Remedies to Handle Your Toughest Garden Problems
Jerry Baker
0922433518
April 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Whether used in backyards, acre properties, or patio container gardens, the simple and natural gardening tricks in this resource incorporate common household products and down-home ingenuity to combat common gardening problems. Recipes include homemade insect sprays and fertilizers that replace chemical, store-bought alternatives. Quick fixes are offered on fighting fungus with pantyhose, protecting pruned roses with white glue, and defeating botanical disease with peppermint. Green thumbs as well as novice gardeners can use beer, baby shampoo, ammonia, and other domestic products to produce prize flowers, vegetables, fruits, and herbs.

About the Author
Jerry Baker is the author of more than 50 books, including Jerry Baker's Perfect Perennials!, Jerry Baker's Terrific Tomatoes,...


Fruits and Berries for the Home Garden
Lewis Hill
0882667637
Jan 1992
Paperback
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Washington Post Book World
"Hill's expertise and easy conversational tone illuminate the mysteries of everything from pollination to pruning."

Chattanooga News-Free Press
"...probably the best book on the subject for beginners and experts alike."

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Smith & Hawken: 100 Heirloom Tomatoes for the American Garden (Smith & Hawken (Paperback))
Carolyn J. Male
0761114009
July 1, 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
This is a book for the true tomato snob who is not content with the ordinary red beefsteak weighing heavily on the vine at the end of summer. Yellow, pink, green, and orange tomatoes are all part of this guide to heirloom varieties, many of which are only available through catalogs or through an organization called the Seed Savers Exchange.

Author Carolyn Male favors heirlooms that have been passed down through families, not commercially created hybrids. She does not hesitate to be critical, calling some varieties mealy or bland, while others send her into epiphanies. Although she makes gestures toward guiding the novice, this is a book for either food fanatics or experts who move in the subculture of truly obsessed gardeners catering to gourmet cooks and specialty markets. Throughout the book, enticing...



Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long
Eliot Coleman
1890132276
October 1999
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
From first sentence to last, Coleman's ( The New Organic Gardener ) book is a delight--an earnest guide written with an impish sense of humor. It will refresh anyone who wants to get the most from a vegetable garden yet doesn't want to devote too much time and energy to the process. Apparently Coleman thoroughly enjoys every phase of gardening--from planting crops to weeding. Who else has ever suggested, only half in jest, dancing with a hoe? Or keeping a pair of ducks for pest patrol? This is that kind of book. It's also a book full of valuable information on how to harvest fresh vegetables and salad ingredients literally year-round--yet without an expensive greenhouse or indoor light garden set-up. Coleman combines succession planting (small sowings three or more times, rather than one big endeavor) with...


New Kitchen Garden
DK Publishing
0789404354
March 15, 1996
Hardcover
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Book Review
"To Vanessa," runs the dedication to Anna Pavord's yardstick manual of creative kitchen gardening, "who planted a weed garden." None of your boring rows of antediluvian cabbages here, then: Pavord's vision of a "new kitchen garden" is a flexible contemporary version of that long-vanished institution, the potager, a garden where special vegetables were grown with flowering plants in arrangements that were both productive and pleasing to the eye. Pavord's contemporary spins on the theme include an alcoholic hedge and a city larder, but traditional designs get a look-in, too; even the oh-so-precious formal herb garden receives a much-needed fillip of imagination and color.

Pavord traces the historical accidents that set vegetables off from flowering plants, to the detriment of both, in an introduction full of the "buttery...



Wild Fruits: Thoreau's Rediscovered Last Manuscript
Henry David Thoreau
0393047512
October 1999
Hardcover
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Book Review
Henry David Thoreau was 44 years old when he died of tuberculosis in the early spring of 1862. He had acquired a measure of notoriety in his lifetime largely for his fervent support of abolitionism and his refusal to pay taxes to support the American war of conquest against Mexico, the subject of his widely circulated pamphlet Civil Disobedience. Closer to his hometown of Concord, Massachusetts, he was known as something of an eccentric who kept a home in the woods and took long walks when the citizens of the town were at work or church.

We scarcely know Thoreau better, writes archivist and scholar Bradley Dean: we still remember him today for having spent time in jail and spinning philosophy out of the New England woods. On the strength of this lost, and now published, final manuscript of Thoreau's, Dean would have us...



Designing the New Kitchen Garden : An American Potager Handbook
Jennifer R. Bartley
0881927724
May 15, 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
Most gardeners know how rewarding it is to harvest ripe, sun-warmed tomatoes or pungent herbs straight from the garden. But those pleasures can be multiplied a hundredfold by creating a garden that is not only productive, but also a beautiful, well-integrated part of the home landscape. In this handsome volume, Jennifer Bartley shows how the traditional features of the classic kitchen garden, or potager, can be adapted to contemporary American needs and conditions. The book is informed by her conviction that the nurturing, preparing, and eating of fresh, home-grown vegetables contributes enormously both to our ties with the natural world and our ties to each other. Copiously illustrated with photographs and with the author's delightful watercolors, Designing the New Kitchen Garden offers the perfect blend of...

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