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        111.

        ANY SIZE, ANYWHERE EDIBLE GARDENING

        Williams Moss
        Paperback

        Price: $21.99

        Edibles continue to be popular choices for gardeners, and beginning gardeners are no exception. Author William Moss takes a beginning gardener through all the steps needed to grow vegetables and fruit…

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        Edibles continue to be popular choices for gardeners, and beginning gardeners are no exception. Author William Moss takes a beginning gardener through all the steps needed to grow vegetables and fruits in any setting, regardless of the available (or desired) size. This book covers container gardening, vertical gardening, raised-bed gardening and traditional methods to help gardeners everywhere bring a taste of homegrown freshness to their gardening experience.

        112.

        NEW SELF-SUFFICIENT GARDENER

        John Seymour
        Paperback

        Price: $19.95

        This revised edition of an old favorite, first published in 1978, explains how to cultivate and preserve all types of fruit, herbs, and vegetables, in addition to instructions on keeping bees and raising chickens.

        • Includes over 600 illustrations, many redrawn for the revised edition
        • Contains information on drying, storing, and preserving fruits and vegetables
        • Explains the "Deep Bed" method, critical to anyone with a tiny urban plot
        John Seymour authored over 40 books, including the DK's best-selling Complete Book of Self-Sufficiency and The Forgotten Arts & Crafts. He died in the fall of 2004 at the age of 90.

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        HOW TO GROW PERENNIAL VEGETABLES

        Martin Crawford
        Paperback

        Price: $26.95

        Perennial vegetables are a joy to grow and require a lot less time and effort than annuals. In this book Martin Crawford gives comprehensive advice on all types of perennial vegetable (edible plants t…

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        Perennial vegetables are a joy to grow and require a lot less time and effort than annuals. In this book Martin Crawford gives comprehensive advice on all types of perennial vegetable (edible plants that live longer than three years), from ground-cover plants and coppiced trees to plants for bog gardens and edible woodland plants.

        There are many advantages to growing perennial vegetables, for example:

        • they need less tillage than conventional vegetables and so help retain carbon in the soil
        • the soil structure is not disturbed in their cultivation
        • they extend the harvesting season, especially in early spring
        • and, of course, they are much less work.
        Part One looks at why and how to grow these crops, and how to look after them for maximum health.

        Part Two features over 100 perennial edibles in detail, both common and unusual – from rhubarb to skirret; Jerusalem artichoke to nodding onions. This book offers inspiration and information for all gardeners, whether experienced or beginner, and also includes plenty of cooking tips with beautiful color photographs and illustrations throughout.

        114.

        THE ORGANIC SEED GROWER

        John Navazio
        Hardcover

        Price: $49.95

        The Organic Seed Grower is a comprehensive manual for the serious vegetable grower who is interested in growing high-quality seeds using organic farming practices. It is written for both home seed sav…

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        The Organic Seed Grower is a comprehensive manual for the serious vegetable grower who is interested in growing high-quality seeds using organic farming practices. It is written for both home seed savers and diversified small-scale farmers who want to learn the necessary steps involved in successfully producing a commercial seed crop organically.

        Detailed profiles for each of the major vegetables provide users with practical, in-depth knowledge about growing, harvesting and processing seed for a wide range of common and specialty vegetable crops, from Asian greens to zucchini.

        In addition, readers will find extensive and critical information on topics including: o The reproductive biology of crop plants o Annual vs. biennial seed crops o Isolation distances needed to ensure varietal purity o Maintaining adequate population size for genetic integrity o Seed crop climates o Seed-borne diseases o Seed cleaning basics o Seed storage for farmers o And more ...

        This book can serve as a bridge to lead skilled gardeners, who are already saving their own seed, into the idea of growing seed commercially. And for diversified vegetable farmers who are growing a seed crop for sale for the first time, it will provide details on many of the tricks of the trade that are used by professional seed growers. This manual will help the budding seed farmer become more knowledgeable, efficient and effective in producing a commercially viable seed crop.

        With the strong demand for certified organic produce, many regional seed companies are increasingly seeking out dedicated seed growers to ensure a reliable source of organically grown seeds for their farmer and gardener customers. This trend represents a great business opportunity for small-scale commercial growers who wish to raise and sell vegetable seeds as a profitable part of their diversified small-farm operation. Written by well-known plant breeder and organic seed expert John Navazio, The Organic Seed Grower is the most up-to-date and useful guide to best practices in this exciting and important field.

        115.

        BUILDING SOILS NATURALLY

        Phil Nauta
        Paperback

        Price: $19.95

        In an organic garden, plants in optimum health thrive abundantly, produce harvests with amazing taste, and possess the ability to fight off plant predators. When they don't, there's often something la…

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        In an organic garden, plants in optimum health thrive abundantly, produce harvests with amazing taste, and possess the ability to fight off plant predators. When they don't, there's often something lacking in their proper nutrition. Maybe they are missing beneficial microorganism companions, or perhaps they are short of the energy needed to reach their full nutrient-dense potential. The solution is to "start with the soil," but healthy soil doesn't happen just by composting, fertilizing or companion planting alone. The solution can be found in Building Soils Naturally, which gives gardeners a hands-on plan for creating productive, living soil by using a practical, holistic approach - crafted right in your garden.

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        MOTHER EARTH NEWS WISER LIVING RESOURCE SET

        Mother Earth News Editors
        Paperback

        Price: $35.00

        Maximize the returns from your garden. Learn how to grow more of what you eat. Read top tips for growing and preserving your own harvest. Lead a more self-sufficient lifestyle. Learn 12 tips for max…

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        Maximize the returns from your garden. Learn how to grow more of what you eat. Read top tips for growing and preserving your own harvest. Lead a more self-sufficient lifestyle. Learn 12 tips for maximize gas mileage. You can achieve all this and more with the help of the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Wiser Living Resource Set. Six guides in all make up this spectacular set that includes some of the magazine's most popular articles on organic gardening, preserving the harvest, green cars, saving money on food bills, baking easy homemade bread and more.

        This set includes:
        MOTHER EARTH NEWS Guide to Growing Your Own Food, 4th Edition
        With beautiful color photos, this guide has the information to help readers have a self-sufficient life, starting in their own backyards. Learn a better way to fertilize your garden, read about tips for vertical gardening techniques and maximizing returns, follow instructions to build an affordable, portable and predator-proof chicken coop, and more.

        MOTHER EARTH NEWS Guide to Self-Reliance and Country Skills
        Are you looking for an easy-to-read guide that provides you with all the information you need to lead a self-reliant lifestyle? This excellent resource will show you how to make your own herbal medicine, rodent-proof your house, bake easy homemade bread and choose the best backyard chicken breeds.

        MOTHER EARTH NEWS Guide to Real Food All Year
        Filled with nearly 20 articles that instruct, help and point readers in the right direction for eating fresh food all year long, Guide to Real Food All Year covers everything from drying tomatoes to making your own cider, from growing great salads to saving time and energy with pressure cookers. Readers will learn how to choose inexpensive cuts of grass-fed beef, how to grow colorful heirloom corns, and how to dry the harvest they buy to make homegrown snacks and convenience foods for year-round eating.

        MOTHER EARTH NEWS Guide to Organic Gardening, 3rd Edition
        This glossy-paged guide has everything you need to create the garden of your dreams. Everything from natural insect control to tomato cage plans, from fertilizer to growing berries is covered in this helpful guide. Read all about growing cucumbers, berries and lettuce. Learn the best vegetables to grow in the shade and create your own edible landscape. Discover why poultry is your garden's secret weapon and much more.

        MOTHER EARTH NEWS Guide to Green Cars
        Just how high will gas prices go? Nobody knows, but you can save money on gas now and find the right fuel-efficient vehicle for your needs via our new Guide to Green Cars. With reviews of more than 50 cars that get 35-plus mpg, proven tips for maximizing mpg, and the latest on hybrid, electric, clean diesel and flex-fuel vehicles, this 100-page special issue will be an invaluable resource whether you need a new ride now or down the road.

        MOTHER EARTH NEWS How to Grow and Preserve Your Own Food, 3rd Edition
        From cover to cover, this resource guide contains tips and techniques for growing your own fruits and vegetables, and for preserving them using simple, easy-to-learn techniques. Learn how to grow winter tomatoes indoors all through the season; harvest the freshest mushrooms with the help of a do-it-yourself kit; discover how to make sauerkraut; and more.

        117.

        THE INTELLIGENT GARDENER

        Steve Solomon, Erica Reinheime
        Paperback

        Price: $19.95

        To grow produce of the highest nutritional quality the essential minerals lacking in our soil must be replaced, but this re-mineralization calls for far more attention to detail than the simple additi…

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        To grow produce of the highest nutritional quality the essential minerals lacking in our soil must be replaced, but this re-mineralization calls for far more attention to detail than the simple addition of composted manure or NPK fertilizers. The Intelligent Gardener demystifies the process while simultaneously debunking much of the false and misleading information perpetuated by both the conventional and organic agricultural movements. In doing so, it conclusively establishes the link between healthy soil, healthy food, and healthy people.

        This practical step-by-step guide and the accompanying customizable web-based spreadsheets go beyond organic and are essential tools for any serious gardener who cares about the quality of the produce they grow.

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        ONE MAGIC SQUARE

        Lolo Houbein
        Paperback

        Price: $18.95

        Lolo Houbein has been growing food for more than 30 years-and now, drawing on her wide learning and hard-earned experience, she offers a wealth of information on how to turn small plots of land into s…

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        Lolo Houbein has been growing food for more than 30 years-and now, drawing on her wide learning and hard-earned experience, she offers a wealth of information on how to turn small plots of land into sources of nourishing, inexpensive, organic food. Amateur gardeners wondering how to get started and veteran gardeners looking for new ideas will be inspired by Houbein's practical, often charming, and always optimistic advice. One Magic Square includes:

        • Earth-friendly tips, tricks and solutions for establishing and maintaining an organic garden
        • Illustrated, annotated plans for 30 plots with different themes-including perennials and "pick-and-come-again" plants, anti-cancer and antioxidant-rich vegetables, and salad, pizza, pasta and stir-fry ingredients
        • Comprehensive information about every plant in every plot
        • Color photographs of the author's own garden-plus helpful illustrations
        • Houbein family recipes for making the most of your bounty-including salad dressings, fruit and vegetable juices, stir-fries, and more.

        119.

        GARDENING BY CUISINE

        Patti Moreno
        Paperback

        Price: $18.95

        Even urban dwellers with little more than a balcony, tiny backyard or windowsill can grow their own food, thanks to Patti Moreno's groundbreaking gardening guide! The host of popular online garden vid…

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        Even urban dwellers with little more than a balcony, tiny backyard or windowsill can grow their own food, thanks to Patti Moreno's groundbreaking gardening guide! The host of popular online garden videos, Moreno has devised a unique plan for creating low-maintenance organic "cuisine gardens" that produce the vegetables, fruits and herbs people love and eat. These include her Italian Best-Ever Marinara Sauce Garden, Asian Stir Fry Garden and Mediterranean Vegetable Garden. She supplies dozens of easy plans, as well as a generous collection of simple, delicious recipes and menus that will make the most of any garden's bounty. Moreno's colorful photographs, illustrations, and comprehensive instructions will encourage gardeners both new and experienced to embrace sustainable living with ease and enthusiasm.

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        MOTHER EARTH NEWS GUIDE TO ORGANIC GARDENING, 4TH EDITION

        Mother Earth News
        Paperback

        Price: $6.99

        Plan for food self-sufficiency this year with the help of MOTHER EARTH NEWS' Guide to Organic Gardening. This fourth edition comes to you loaded with expert advice, do-it-yourself instructions and muc…

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        Plan for food self-sufficiency this year with the help of MOTHER EARTH NEWS' Guide to Organic Gardening. This fourth edition comes to you loaded with expert advice, do-it-yourself instructions and much more for making your organic garden thrive all year long.

        This glossy-paged guide is perfect for beginners or expert gardeners. It covers everything from perennial vegetables to choosing a greenhouse, from organic pest control to making compost. Read how poultry is the secret weapon for organic pest control. Learn how to make the best homemade tomato cages. Or plan out your kitchen garden with four delightful herb gardens plans.

        With more than 20 articles, all focused on making your garden the best it can be, this guide will have you harvesting bountifuls of fresh vegetables, herbs and fruit. The articles include:

        • Maintain a Weedless Organic Garden - The keys are limited tilling, organic mulch, drip irrigation, and permanent beds and paths.
        • The No-Spray Way to Protect Plants - Lightweight fabric row covers are an easy way to protect your crops from insects and critters, and extend the growing season.
        • Worms! Soil Building Workhorses - Use the free services of resident earthworms to make one of nature's finest fertilizers.
        • Grow Your Own Seeds - Experience the ultimate in self-reliance, and even create new plant varieties that will perform better in your region.
        • All About Growing Summer Squash - Discover which varieties of summer squash are best for your climate and soil, including tips on growing, harvesting and storing.

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