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Albert, Stephen

A practical guide on planting, growing, and preparing more than eighty vegetables and herbs, this handy home companion is perfect for avid cooks, foodies, and small scale vegetable gardeners.

Gettle, Emilee, Gettle, Jere, Sutherland, Meghan

Tired of genetically modified food every day, Americans are moving more toward eating natural, locally grown food that is free of pesticides and preservatives--and there is no better way to ensure this than to grow it yourself. Anyone can start a garden, whether in a backyard or on a city rooftop; but what they need to truly succeed is The Heirloom Life Gardener , a comprehensive guide to cultivating heirloom vegetables. In this invaluable...

Trail, Gayla

Your patio, balcony, rooftop, front stoop, boulevard, windowsill, planter box, or fire escape is a potential fresh food garden waiting to happen. In Grow Great Grub , Gayla Trail, the founder of the leading online gardening community (YouGrowGirl.com), shows you how to grow your own delicious, affordable, organic edibles virtually anywhere.                     Grow Great Grub packs in tips and essential information about:   - Choosing a...

Peirce, Pamela K.

The bible of vegetable gardening in the San Francisco Bay Area has been revised and updated! Packed with more than 400 pages of reliable information, Golden Gate Gardenin offers encyclopedic coverage of gardening principles and practices specific to the Bay Area and the Northern California coast. Author Pam Peirce explains strategies for growing common favorite vegetables and herbs, plus unusual ones that bring variety to the garden. She...

Creasy, Rosalind (Photographer)

Gardeners interested in landscaping with edibles will enjoy this beautiful update to the popular guide originally published in 1982. Rows of impossibly perfect grey green cabbages line brick paths, nasturtiums trail from window boxes, and heads of dayglow-green butter lettuce mingle with bright pink tulips in the high quality photographs found on nearly every page. Creasy, a landscape designer and the author of 18 books, is primarily...

Mitchell, Alex

You don't need a sprawling backyard or spacious raised beds to grow delicious fruits, vegetables, and herbs of your own. In The Edible Balcony , longtime urban gardener Alex Mitchell shows how to transform whatever space you have, from a balcony or rooftop to a fire escape or window box, into a profusion of fresh, seasonal produce.While raising your own produce is eco-friendly in itself, you'll learn how to plant, grow, and water as...

Iannotti, Marie

This introduction to the cultivation of heirloom vegetables offers home gardeners detailed information on choosing the best and easiest to grow varieties, and provides instruction and best practices for growing natural, non-hybridized crops. Entries on suggested heirloom varieties include information on special features such as hardiness, special uses, and beauty. Additional sections provide glossaries, hardiness zone charts, listings of...

Bartholomew, Mel

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...

Thompson, Ken

"The natural way to make food for your garden"--Jacket.

Martin, Deborah L., Pleasant, Barbara

Barbara Pleasant and Deborah L. Martin turn the compost bin upside down with their liberating system of keeping compost heaps right in the garden, rather than in some dark corner behind the garage. The compost and the plants live together from the beginning in a nourishing, organic environment. The authors' bountiful, compost-rich gardens require less digging, weeding, mulching, and even less planting. And here's one of the best parts no more...