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The Biggle Garden Book: Vegetables, Small Fruits and Flowers for Pleasure and Profit


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When The Biggle Garden Book was first published in 1908, most people were in the habit of raising their own food and flowers. Jacob Biggle felt that a gardenerand#8217;s success had to do with willpower and passion rather than acreage. and#147;The man, woman or youngster who really wants a garden, will somehow manage to have a good one regardless of soil conditions, bad weather, measles in the family, or whether the area of ground at hand is a square acre or a square rod,and#8221; he wrote encouragingly at the start of the book.

That passion for gardening continues today in fields, backyards, and urban community plots across the United States. According to a poll taken in 2009 by the National Gardening Association, more than forty-three million households in the United States grow some of their own food. Learn how to do things the and#147;old-schooland#8221; way as Jacob and Harriet Biggle guide you through the fundamentals of:

Soil preparation, sowing, and planting

Hotbeds and cold frames

Fertilization, cultivation, and irrigation

Flower gardening with old-fashioned favorites

Garden pests and friends

With a resurgence in organic farming, heirloom varieties, and self-reliant living, The Biggle Garden Book is more valuable than ever because of the time-tested advice it offers.

About the Author

Jacob Biggle was the author of a series of books known as the Biggle Farm Library published at the turn of the twentieth century. He is deceased.

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Biggle, Jacob
Skyhorse Publishing
Flowers - General
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Paper Over Board
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BandW illustrations throughout
7 x 5 in

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