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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 gardeners success had to do with willpower and passion rather than acreage. “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,” 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 “old-school” 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781626361447
Author:
Biggle, Jacob
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Subject:
Flowers - General
Subject:
Vegetables
Subject:
Gardening-Vegetable
Edition Description:
Paper Over Board
Publication Date:
20140231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
BandW illustrations throughout
Pages:
184
Dimensions:
7 x 5 in

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