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    DescriptionDrawn from and expanded on the bestselling Encyclopedia of Country Living, this is a complete manual for setting up a vegetable garden--whether it's 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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    Title
    Growing Your Own Vegetables
    Subtitle
    An Encyclopedia of Country Living Guide
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Carla Emery, By (author) Lorene Edwards Forkner
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 179
    Width: 183 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781570615702
    ISBN 10: 1570615705
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: GAR
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.2
    DC21: 635
    DC22: 635
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24270
    BIC subject category V2: WMPF
    Abridged Dewey: 635
    B&T General Subject: 380
    Ingram Subject Code: GI
    Libri: I-GI
    BISAC V2.8: GAR025000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: SB324.3 .E44 2009
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Edition statement
    Original
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Sasquatch Books
    Imprint name
    Sasquatch Books
    Publication date
    15 October 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Seattle, WA
    Author Information
    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.