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"Crow and Elizabeth are pioneers in organic/sustainable technology." --Acres USA For over 25 years, Crow and Elizabeth Miller have been innovators in the field of gardening, promoting the understanding and use of organic methods in all areas, including those where it was previously thought impossible. Now, with Organic Gardening, they reveal their methods, from the simple to the complex. For people wh ready know their way around a garden plot, this book is an indispensable reference guiding you through the expert techniques that will make organic gardening successful in any climate, year-round. Natural, chemical-free growing can be successful in virtually any environment, from small greenhouses to backyards to golf courses, and step-by-step Crow and Elizabeth show you how to make it happen. With more than 130 beautiful illustrations of garden techniques and the plants you can grow, even beginner gardeners will be able to enjoy the benefits of this fabulous compendium. Here are just some of the special features of Organic Gardening: * Growing fruits, vegetables, and herbs * Flower gardening * Composting * Soil analysis and organic modifications * Organic turf management * Greenhouse production * Landscaping * Raising plants from seed * Fall and winter gardening Visit us online at www.idgbooks.com
Approach gardening with the back to basics knowledge that is guaranteed to keep you and your garden healthier without using chemicals, pesticides, or artificial fertilizers. This comprehensive video guide shows you step by step proceedures for creating and maintaining your gardens. An indispensable reference packed with necessary information for the experienced as well as the novice gardener.
The invaluable resource for home food gardeners! Ed Smith's W-O-R-D system has helped countless gardeners grow an abundance of vegetables and herbs. And those tomatoes and zucchini and basil and cucumbers have nourished countless families, neighbors, and friends with delicious, fresh produce. The Vegetable Gardener's Bible is essential reading for locavores in every corner of North America!Everything you loved about the first edition of The Vegetable Gardener's Bible is still here: friendly, accessible language; full-color photography; comprehensive vegetable specific information in the A-to-Z section; ahead-of-its-time commitment to organic methods; and much more.Now, Ed Smith is back with a 10th Anniversary Edition for the next generation of vegetable gardeners. New to this edition is coverage of 15 additional vegetables, including an expanded section on salad greens and more European and Asian vegetables. Readers will also find growing information on more fruits and herbs, new cultivar photographs in many vegetable entries, and a much-requested section on extending the season into the winter months. No matter how cold the climate, growers can bring herbs indoors and keep hardy greens alive in cold frames or hoop houses. The impulse to grow vegetables is even stronger in 2009 than it was in 2000, when Storey published The Vegetable Gardener’s Bible. The financial and environmental costs of fossil fuels raise urgent questions: How far should we be shipping food? What are the health costs of petroleum-based pesticides and herbicides? Do we have to rely on megafarms that use gasoline-powered machinery to grow and harvest crops? With every difficult question, more people think, "Maybe I should grow a few vegetables of my own." This book will continue to answer all their vegetable gardening questions. Praise for the First Edition:"In every small town, there is a vegetable garden that people go out of the way to walk past. Smith is the guy who grew that garden." — Verlyn Klinkenborg, The New York Times Book Review"An abundance of photographs . . . visually bolster the techniques described, while frequent subheads, sidebars, and information-packed photo captions make the layout user-friendly . . . [Smith's] book is thorough and infused with practical wisdom and a dry Vermont humor that should endear him to readers." — Publisher’s Weekly"Smith . . . clearly explains everything novice and experienced gardeners need to know to grow vegetables and herbs. . . . " — Library Journal"this book will answer all your questions as well as put you on the path to an abundant harvest. As a bonus, anecdotes and stories make this informative book fun to read." - New York Newsday
Did you know that yellow dock syrup can increase iron? That herbal tea with lemon balm and passionflower can ease migraines? Inside The Woman's Handbook of Healing Herbs are simple and practical herbal remedies for women to use in the day-to-day care of their bodies and their souls. Learn how to start an organic garden, gather your herbs and flowers, and prepare them. More than just a how-to book, The Woman's Handbook of Herbal Healing is a handbook of empowerment and kindness that every woman should own.