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Drawn from and expanded on the bestselling Encyclopedia of Country Living, this is a complete manual for setting up a vegetable garden—whether its just a few rows of lettuce or a year-round field that produces enough for a whole family to eat. This book is informed by years of hands-on experience and the wisdom gathered from a generation of homesteaders and small farmers. Starting with planning the garden (plot size, seasonal considerations, getting the most from a small plot) and laying it out (rows, beds, plowing), this book addresses the planning and growing issues for all North American climate zones. Gardeners need to understand (and love) their soil, and the Growing Your Own Vegetables explains it in simple terms, with advice on composting and testing for contamination (so important since this is going to be your food source!). Carla Emery was a very early advocate of gardening without chemical fertilizers, so the approach here is organic all the way. The large part of the book is the crop-by-crop guide to planting, cultivating, and harvesting the delicious vegetables we love to ear: onions, leafy greens, stems and flowers (rhubarb, artichoke, broccoli), roots (spuds, radishes, jicama), grasses & grains (just imagine: your own wheat field!), legumes, gourds, and the nightshade family (that would be tomatoes, peppers, eggplant).

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Whether tired of being subjected to rising supermarket prices or a green thumb in search of a little guidance, Growing Your Own Vegetables is a handy guide to building a more self-reliant kitchen. Drawn from the authors' years of hands-on experience and expert advice from the best-selling Encyclopedia of Country Living, this guide is packed with information on planning, size considerations, seasonal conditions, climate zones, and other cultivation basics. Readers learn to plant, tend, and harvest onions, leafy greens, rhubarb, artichoke, broccoli, potatoes, radishes, jicama, legumes, gourds, tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant — with so much information, this guide makes an invaluable resource for home gardeners of all stripes.

About the Author

Carla Emery was the author of The Encyclopedia of Country Living. She passed away in 2005. Co-author of Hortus Miscellaneous, Lorene Edwards Forkner is a freelance writer and award-winning garden designer who lives in Seattle.

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Anita724, July 27, 2014 (view all comments by Anita724)
This book has so much information from how to choose and buy land, quilt, raise a garden, can your vegies, skin a rabbit after raising it, butcher a cow and even care for the dead if need (or choice) be. The book is wrapped up in Carla's story with the struggles of being a wife, mom, writer, homesteader and talk show guest. The recipes are a combination of hers and her readers' suggestions. Stories from the readers also add to the flavor of this book. The multitude if subjects covered are amazing and extensive!! I have had mine for 30 years and still go back to it for information, recipes and ideas. My kids also use it for reference in their homes. It is truly an encyclopedia for country living.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781570615702
Author:
Emery, Carla
Publisher:
Sasquatch Books
Author:
Forkner, Lorene Edwards
Author:
Edwards Forkner, Lorene
Subject:
Vegetables
Subject:
Vegetable gardening
Subject:
Organic gardening
Subject:
Organic gardening - North America
Subject:
Vegetable gardening - North America
Subject:
Gardening-Vegetable
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20090531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
BandW illustrations throughout
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9 x 7.25 in 11.5 oz

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Whether tired of being subjected to rising supermarket prices or a green thumb in search of a little guidance, Growing Your Own Vegetables is a handy guide to building a more self-reliant kitchen. Drawn from the authors' years of hands-on experience and expert advice from the best-selling Encyclopedia of Country Living, this guide is packed with information on planning, size considerations, seasonal conditions, climate zones, and other cultivation basics. Readers learn to plant, tend, and harvest onions, leafy greens, rhubarb, artichoke, broccoli, potatoes, radishes, jicama, legumes, gourds, tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant — with so much information, this guide makes an invaluable resource for home gardeners of all stripes.
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