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The Heirloom Life Gardener: The Baker Creek Way of Growing Your Own Food Easily and Naturally

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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 resource, Jere and Emilee Gettle, cofounders of the Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company, offer a wealth of knowledge to every kind of gardener—experienced pros and novices alike. In his friendly voice, complemented by gorgeous photographs, Jere gives planting, growing, harvesting, and seed saving tips. In addition, an extensive A to Z Growing Guide includes amazing heirloom varieties that many people have never even seen. From seed collecting to the history of seed varieties and name origins, Jere takes you far beyond the heirloom tomato. This is the first book of its kind that is not only a guide to growing beautiful and delicious vegetables, but also a way to join the movement of people who long for real food and a truer way of living.

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"In 1998, Jere Gettle started the Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company in an effort to preserve the legacy of nonhybrid seeds and to educate people about the magic that happens when they plant a seed and watch it grow. After 13 years, his company now sells two million seed packets a year. Through this homespun tale of success, the Gettles passionately proclaim the power of growing one's own food from heirloom seeds, and they provide simple instructions for getting started as a gardener whether you have acres of land, a small backyard plot, or simply a container. Their joyous message is that gardening can be done wherever you have dirt, sun, water, and pure seeds. At the heart of the book is an extensive 'A to Z growing guide' that provides tips on growing, seed saving, pests and diseases, and preparation for preparing plants from amaranth to watermelon. In this lavishly illustrated guide, the Gettles convince us of the benefits of getting into the garden, gently encouraging and guiding us with steps for doing so. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781401324391
Author:
Gettle, Jere
Publisher:
Hyperion Books
Author:
Gettle, Jere And Emilee
Author:
Sutherland, Meghan
Subject:
Vegetables
Subject:
Gardening-Vegetable
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20111031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9.6875 x 7.4375 in 22.8 oz
Age Level:
from 18

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In 1998, Jere Gettle started the Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company in an effort to preserve the legacy of nonhybrid seeds and to educate people about the magic that happens when they plant a seed and watch it grow. After 13 years, his company now sells two million seed packets a year. Through this homespun tale of success, the Gettles passionately proclaim the power of growing one's own food from heirloom seeds, and they provide simple instructions for getting started as a gardener whether you have acres of land, a small backyard plot, or simply a container. Their joyous message is that gardening can be done wherever you have dirt, sun, water, and pure seeds. At the heart of the book is an extensive 'A to Z growing guide' that provides tips on growing, seed saving, pests and diseases, and preparation for preparing plants from amaranth to watermelon. In this lavishly illustrated guide, the Gettles convince us of the benefits of getting into the garden, gently encouraging and guiding us with steps for doing so. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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