How to Grow Food

How to Grow Food

A Step-by-step Guide to Growing All Kinds of Fruit, Vegetables, Salads and More

Book - 2011
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A comprehensive, no-nonsense guide to kitchen gardening on any scale.

How to Grow Food is a complete illustrated guide to the hundreds of plants that are easy to grow in the home garden. The author emphasizes gardening techniques that can be applied to any size of garden, from a window box to a side yard to the biggest backyard.

This practical book features a comprehensive directory of recommended plants to suit all growing conditions in all regions. Thorough instructions and a month-by-month calendar of tasks describe how to cultivate more than 125 crops, from traditional choices to more unusual varieties. Gardeners can choose from roots and tubers; leafy crops; seed and fruit crops; grains; peppers and chilies; stem and flower crops; tree fruits; soft, bush and cane fruits; tender fruits; nuts; herbs; and edible flowers.

How to Grow Food 's clear instructions and reliable advice includes the use of organic and biodynamic gardening methods. Some of the topics covered are:

Types of gardens and choosing the best site Designing, preparing and planting a productive garden Maximizing the use of space, such as vertical planting and fruit cages Harvesting, storing and preserving Training and pruning plants for maximum yield Tools, pests, weeds and growing from seed Helpful dos and don'ts Plant ratings related to variety, value, maintenance and season The author's special selection of star plants
Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books, 2011
ISBN: 9781554078066
Branch Call Number: 635 GIA 2011 22
Characteristics: 256 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 26 cm

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Chefgal33
Aug 21, 2016

Good book that details where (1st section) and how (3rd section) to grow most fruits/veggies. The 2nd section of the book provides a good overview of 50+ common foods you can grow and the last section has info on preserving your bounty.

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darlenestrom
Jun 13, 2015

Shocked that they have gotten away with it!!! Make sure you check out page 249.
Why does a gardening book have to make a political statement?

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