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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...



The Ugly Vegetables

1570914915


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From Publishers Weekly
In this debut children's book, a girl and her mother chart their own course in spring plantingAand reap the benefits. The girl narrator is clearly disappointed when, unlike her neighbors who prepare flower gardens, she and her mother plant Chinese vegetables that, her mother insists, are "better than flowers." While the other backyards yield colorful blooms, her garden becomes crowded with "ugly vegetables," lumpy, bumpy and "icky yellow." But when the girl's mother uses them to make a soup, its "magical aroma" attracts neighbors to their doorAcarrying bouquets of flowers from their gardens. Though the pacing of the text is a bit uneven, the mother's confidence in the garden's success and Lin's message of community togetherness buoy up the narrative. A charming, childlike quality infuses the artwork; boldly hued...


The 64 Tomato : How One Man Nearly Lost his Sanity, Spent a Fortune, and Endured an Existential Crisis in the Quest for the Perfect Garden
William Alexander
1565125037
April 14, 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. When the author of this hilarious horticultural memoir plants a large vegetable garden and a small orchard on his Hudson Valley farmstead, he finds himself at odds with almost all creation. At the top of the food chain are the landscaping contractors, always behind schedule, frequently derelict, occasionally menacing. Then there are the herds of deer that batter the electrified fence to get at Alexander's crop, and the groundhog who simply squeezes between the wires, apparently savoring the 10,000-volt shocks. Most insidious are the armies of beetles, worms, maggots and grubs that provoke Alexander, initially an organic-produce zealot, into drenching his entire property with pesticides. He braves these trials, along with hours of backbreaking labor and the eye-rolling of his wife 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 New Vegetable and Herb Expert (Expert Garden Series)
D. G. Hessayon
0903505460
June 1997
Paperback
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Book Description
144 pages (all in color), 7 1/4 x 9 1/2. ...


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...


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,...



Vegetable Love: A Book for Cooks
Barbara Kafka
1579651682
November 2005
Hardcover
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Book Review
Barbara Kafka, inveterate food professional and cookbook writer, she of Roasting: A Simple Art, Soup: A Way of Life, and Microwave Gourmet among others, now brings us the last word on vegetables with the awe-inspiring and massive Vegetable Love: A Book for Cooks. This book has 200 pages dedicated simply to background information on vegetables--buying and storing, cutting, basic cooking techniques, yields and equivalences, etcetera. And then there are the recipes, all 750 of them!

She's a canny lass, Barbara Kafka, with as much respect for the culture of vegetables as for their preparation and cooking, and has divided Vegetable Love into four basic sections: Vegetables of the New World; Vegetables of the Mediterranean Basin, Europe, and the Arab World; Vegetables of Asia and Africa; and, Citizens of...



The Farmer's Wife Guide to Growing a Great Garden--And Eating from It, Too!
Barbara Hartsock Doyen
0871319748
June 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
A delightfully original package, this book gives advice on growing your favorite vegetables, and then provides ample instructions on how to prepare or preserve the results.

From the Publisher
Why Garden? Homegrown vegetables taste much better than anything you can buy because they are fresh—you can harvest them at their peak ripeness and eat them within minutes. Plus, you can grow as many special varieties of your favorite vegetables as you like, types not available in stores. Growing your own means controlling exactly what kinds of pesticides or other additives go into your produce. Plus, you can save a lot of money. Within The Farmer’s Wife’s Guide to Growing a Great Garden and Eating From it, Too!, Barbara Doyen, a real farmer’s wife, gives detailed...


Square Foot Gardening : A New Way to Garden in Less Space with Less Work
Mel Bartholomew
1579548563
April 2, 2005
Paperback
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Review
"The book is great and the method is even better."--Bob Thomson, host of Victory Garden

"Top 10 Gardening Best-Seller."--Publishers Weekly

"This is a good, competent gardening book, well written and sensibly presented."--Library Journal

"How to get more from less is one of life's major challenges today. Here is a book that does just that for those with a hoe..."--Booklist

"Bartholomew is a welcome presence..."--Kirkus Reviews

"This amazing discovery truly makes gardening fun and easy."--Mike Levey, host of Amazing Discoveries

"The approach is fascinating. It's new, different and very innovative."--Long Island Horticultural Society

"It's one of the few garden books that offers something new to the reader."--Christian Science...


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...


Four-Season Harvest
Eliot Coleman
0930031571
Oct 1992
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...


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 ...


How to Cook Garden Vegetables
Cook's Illustrated Magazine
0936184345
Mar 1999
Hardcover
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Book Review
Vegetable cooking can be tricky. To the rescue comes How to Cook Garden Vegetables, a pithy guide. In fewer than 100 pages, it presents illustrated, step-by-step instructions for preparing asparagus, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, eggplant, green beans, and other garden favorites--basic recipes, tips, and information that all cooks can use.

Asserting that each vegetable has its own best-followed cooking methods--boiling or steaming for asparagus, for example--the book then presents vegetable prep basics and master recipes with interesting variations. Want to fix cauliflower? A typically succinct chapter offers a basic formula for steaming the vegetable and then includes accompanying recipes using curry-basil vinaigrette and bread crumbs, capers, and chopped egg, and suggestions for browning and braising techniques...



Cubed Foot Gardening: Growing Vegetables in Raised, Intensive Beds
Christopher O. Bird
1585743127
December 2001
Paperback
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Review
"Any gardener can get a lot out of this book."--Mel Bartholomew, Square Foot Gardening


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...


Secrets to Success With Intermountain and High Desert Gardening
Gene Klump
0943674026
Sept 1998
Paperback
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Gaye Delaplane, Reno Gazette Journal, May 16, 1998
Mr. Vegetable is a household word. His book is my Bible.

Jeff Ball, garden editor, NBC Today Show
Gene Klump has probably forgotten more than I know about vegetable growing. Here he goes with yet another good book.

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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...


How to Grow Vegetables for Garden Fresh Cooking
Michael Bahrich
1413711537
Mar 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
How to Grow Vegetables for Garden Fresh Cooking is an informative guide for growing a bountiful garden and how best to use the harvest from that effort. Each vegetable is featured with detailed distinguishing plant characteristics, its life span, classification, season type, nutritional value, how to plant, number of days for germination, companion plants, pests and diseases associated with it, number of days to maturity, the quantity of yield, how and when to harvest, how to use and prepare for consumption, how to store and the suitability for freezing and concluding with easy-to-follow basic recipes. How to Grow Vegetables for Garden Fresh Cooking uniquely combines gardening with cooking making the novice a successful gardener as well as a good cook at the same time. Experienced gardeners and cooks should find it of...


75 Exciting Vegetables for Your Garden
Jack Staub
1586852507
March 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Seventy-five eminently beautiful fruits and vegetables are profiled in this charming new book by expert gardener and garden designer Jack Staub. Discover produce you'll likely not see in the local supermarket, including the Asparagus Bean, Green Zebra Tomato, Prescott Fond Blanc Melon, Purple Sprouting Broccoli, True Lemon Cucumber, Turkish Orange Eggplant, and many more. Staub seeks not only to infuse America's backyard gardens with color and variety, but to enlighten and amuse with amiable text, surprising history, scraps of unexpected lore, and tidbits of culinary insight. Unique in content and tone, 75 Extraordinary Vegetables shares the history, evolution, and details about each vegetable, and then provides simple solutions for using them in the kitchen every day. Be they heirloom or hybrid, native or...


Great Garden Companions: A Companion-Planting System for a Beautiful, Chemical-Free Vegetable Garden
Sally Jean Jean Cunningham
0875968473
May 1900
Paperback
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Review
"Great Garden Companions is a book as fresh as the first spring carrot, as new as a butterfly emerging from a chrysalis. Sally Cunningham's gentle appreciation for the intricacies of nature coupled with plenty of practical, hands-on gardening experience makes her book both useful and soul-satisfying. Her garden plans are doable and earth-friendly, and her guide to backyard beneficial insects is invaluable. This book deserves a place in the library and hearts of concerned gardeners everywhere."--Sharon Lovejoy, author and illustrator of Sunflower Houses and Hollyhock Days and a contributing editor to Country Living Gardener magazine

"Great Garden Companions lives up to its name-- it's great! This very approachable how-to book brings organic gardening to a whole new level-- viewing the garden as...


The Kitchen Garden
Norma Coney
1586630121
Dec 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
Think of it as fresh food for the gardener's table--kitchen gardens, recently pushed aside for flowerbeds, are enjoying a spirited renaissance. But, long gone are the straight, strict rows of tomatoes and zucchini: The updated garden borrows from the formal French potagers and the personalized jumble of the colonial gardens, adding new superior varieties and hybrids. You'll find everything you need for a perfect culinary patch, from the basics of site, soil and planting to the elements of design, along with illustrated garden plans that can be tailored to your own backyard. And, special boxes even suggest ways to use the produce, from recipes and handicrafts to creating herbal tea, salad and potpourri mini-gardens. Bonus: tips on hardiness, reliable flowers, cultivars coveted for their early harvest, and much...


The Joy of Pickling : 200 Flavor-Packed Recipes for All Kinds of Produce from Garden or Market
Linda Ziedrich
1558321330
October 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
Pickling food seems like a form of culinary alchemy to most of us. Or we recall it as something grandmothers used to do, laboring over heaps of vegetables and huge, steaming kettles to turn out jars of jewel-like pickles and piquant chutneys.

In the first chapter of The Joy of Pickling, Linda Ziedrich demystifies the pickling process. She explains the difference between fresh pickles made with vinegar and longer-keeping, salt-preserved, fermented pickles. Her detailed explanation of canning methods, including low-temperature pasteurization, shows how to avoid risky problems.

After reading the opening of this pickle primer, go straight to the "Quick" and "Freezer Pickle" chapters and discover how easy it is to make Green Olives with Lemon and Thyme and Freezer Dill Slices without any sterilizing, boiling, or safety...



Growing Vegetable Soup
Lois Ehlert
0152325808
January 1990
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Using her characteristically vibrant palette, Ehlert details the raising of a vegetable garden to make "the best soup ever." A recipe is included in this book which PW termed a "zesty introduction to vivid abstract art." Ages 2-7. Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 1 This is the boldest, brassiest garden book to hit the market, and what a delight. Intensely colored graphics capture the complete growing process from seed to cooking pot, with the focus on the plants. The unseen narrator describes the process of growing vegetable soup, from preparing the tools and digging holes for the seeds to weeding plants; picking vegetables; washing, chopping, and cooking themand finally enjoying the homemade soup while planning to...


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...


The Sustainable Vegetable Garden: A Backyard Guide to Healthy Soil and Higher Yields
John Jeavons, Carol Cox
1580080162
February 1999
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Jeavons and Cox offer a less technical version of Jeavons's best-selling book on biointensive gardening, How To Grow More Vegetables Than You Ever Thought Possible on Less Land Than You Can Imagine, published over 25 years ago. Written for both the beginner and the experienced gardener, this new book shows how to cultivate 11 commonly grown vegetables, calorie crops (beans), or compost crops in 100-square-foot plots using organic, soil-enriching methods. The authors discuss biointensive gardening theory, preparing garden beds, composting, starting seeds, growing crops, and collecting seeds. They offer detailed instructions and equations showing how to calculate how many seeds to plant to get the necessary seedlings to fill the suggested garden plans and suggest ways to customize garden plots. While the equations...

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