The Beginner's Guide to Growing Heirloom Vegetables

The 100 Easiest-to-Grow, Tastiest Vegetables for Your Garden
Author: Marie Iannotti
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604691883
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 252
View: 6204
Growing your own vegetables has never looked, or tasted, so good. Are heirloom vegetables more difficult to grow than conventional hybrids? The Beginner's Guide to Growing Heirloom Vegetables debunks this myth by highlighting the 100 heirloom vegetables that are the easiest to grow and the tastiest to eat. Marie Iannotti makes it simple for beginning gardeners to jump on the heirloom trend by presenting an edited list based on years of gardening trial and error. Her plant criteria is threefold: The 100 plants must be amazing to eat, bring something unique to the table, and—most importantly—they have to be unfussy and easy to grow. Her list includes garden favorites like the meaty and mellow 'Lacinato' Kale, the underused and earthy 'Turkish Orange' Eggplant, and the unexpected sweetness of 'Apollo' Arugula.

Seed Saving: Beginners Guide to Learning How to Preserve Store and Start Heirloom and Organic Seeds

Author: Filo Lemos
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1329064585
Category: House & Home
Page: N.A
View: 1004
I bet you're sick of tasteless vegetables. I bet you're tired of paying top dollar for them at the grocery store. Stick it to em' and grow your own fruits and veggies. Avoid the pesticides and enjoy a fresh healthy non GMO harvest. Handed down from generation to generation heirloom seeds pass they unique and incredibly diverse characteristics producing only the finest food! Seeds are antiques which are handed down to us by our elders. Today I'd like to share my strategies about seed saving. This guide will give you great results. Learn how to save and grow the best food which will naturally adapt to surrounding climate conditions without the use of pesticides or synthetic fertilizer. Don't hesitate. Grab your copy today.

The Beginner's Guide to Vegetable Gardening

Everything You Need to Know
Author: Daniel Johnson,Samantha Johnson
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
ISBN: 0760344043
Category: Gardening
Page: 176
View: 5535
If you want to harvest produce from your own backyard garden, The Beginner's Guide to Vegetable Gardening has everything you need to know about growing healthy veggies, herbs, and popular fruits such as strawberries and raspberries. Tips and techniques are described in easy-to-follow advice that a gardener of any skill or age will be able to follow and master. The information in the book includes the following: * Understanding your climate and growing season* Choosing and constructing a garden space* Starting from seeds or seedlings* Preparing the soil properly* Weeding, watering, and other daily garden care

Rodale's Basic Organic Gardening

A Beginner's Guide to Starting a Healthy Garden
Author: Deborah L. Martin
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 1609619838
Category: Gardening
Page: 336
View: 4772
When the inspiration hits to start an organic garden, many novices could benefit from a guidebook that speaks directly to their enthusiasm, their goals, and, of course, their need for solid information that speaks a newbie’s language—from the most trusted source for organic gardening methods. In Rodale’s Basic Organic Gardening, general garden-building skills (from "Do I need to dig?" to "Where do I dig?") and specific techniques (from "How do I plant a seed?" to "How much should I water?") are presented in growing-season order—from garden planning and planting to growing and harvesting. Many other need-to-know topics like soil, compost, seeds, pest control, and weeds are explained in simple language to ensure success, even on a small scale, on the first try. More than 100 common garden terms are defined, and Smart Starts sidebars offer doable projects to build confidence and enthusiasm for expanding a garden when a gardener is ready. A flower, vegetable, and herb finder highlights easycare plants with good track records. Plus, there are no-dig garden methods, simple garden layouts, and tips and hints inspired by the most popular page views on With a "no question is unwelcome" approach, a troubleshooting section lessens frustrations and encourages experimentation. Rodale’s Basic Organic Gardening is everything a beginning gardener (or one who’s new to gardening organically) needs to get growing and keep a garden going strong all season.

Gardener's Guide to Growing Garden Salad Greens

Spinach, Endive, and Other Garden Culture
Author: Paul R. Wonning
Publisher: Mossy Feet Books
Category: Gardening
Page: N.A
View: 2791
Gardener's Guide to Growing Garden Salad Greens introduces the home gardener to some of the lesser-known crops they may grow in their vegetable garden. The book covers spinach, Mizuna, Mache, chicory, endive, cress, arugula and mesclun mixes. spinach, mizuna, arugula, chicory, mache, endive

Groundbreaking Food Gardens

73 Plans That Will Change the Way You Grow Your Garden
Author: Niki Jabbour
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603428445
Category: Gardening
Page: 272
View: 353
Follow your zany muse and get creative with your vegetable garden. Niki Jabbour brings you 73 novel and inspiring food garden designs that include a cocktail garden featuring all the ingredients for your favorite drinks, a spicy retreat comprising 24 varieties of chile peppers, and a garden that’s devoted to supplying year-round salad greens. Created by celebrated gardeners, each unique design is accompanied by both plant lists and charming anecdotes. This fully illustrated collection glitters with off-beat personality and quirkiness.

Seed Saving

A Beginner's Guide to Heirloom Gardening
Author: Caleb Warnock
Publisher: Hobble Creek Press
ISBN: 9781462113422
Category: Gardening
Page: 122
View: 2306
Stop wasting money on store-bought seeds and create a garden you can truly call your own. With easy-to-follow instructions for lettuce, beans, corn, onions, and much more, you'll soon be creating your very own heirloom plants that will keep your garden growing strong and your family eating well. Learn how to save only the best from all your vegetables and create a wealth of seeds your family can use for years to come.

Organic Vegetable Gardening and Organic Fruit Growing Omnibus

2 Classics in 1!
Author: Annette McFarlane
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780733334801
Page: 480
View: 6614
Go organic with these two classic companion books from organic gardening expert Annette McFarlane TWO ORGANIC CLASSICS IN ONE VOLUME Organic Vegetable Gardening This bestselling guide to growing a wide range of vegetables organically includes - the basics - how to plan your garden and prepare soil, make compost, develop a planting guide, propagate, and sow and germinate seeds - a comprehensive, A-Z guide to growing over 115 vegetables including Asian greens and unusual varieties - growing Australian bush food, and a wide range of exotic herbs and spices - growing mushrooms, and edible flowers and weeds - vegie gardening in containers - seed saving and heirloom vegetables. Organic Fruit Growing This no-fail guide for beginners through to experienced gardeners makes fruit-growing easy! Discover a wealth of information on - how to schedule year-round production - soil preparation, drainage, waterwise design, nutrition and coping with climatic variations (including drought tolerance) - propagation, purchasing and planting - pruning and training - pollination and fruit set - pests and diseases and how to control them organically - a comprehensive guide to growing 60 shrubs, vines and trees - delicious recipes for using your produce.

Heirloom Vegetables

A Home Gardener's Guide to Finding and Growing Vegetables from the Past
Author: Sue Stickland
Publisher: Touchstone
Category: Gardening
Page: 191
View: 7925
Discusses the history of more than 350 heirloom varieties of vegetables and offers tips on how best to seed, grow, and harvest them

Grow Something Different to Eat

Weird and Wonderful Heirloom Fruits and Vegetables for Your Garden
Author: Matthew Biggs
Publisher: DK
ISBN: 9781465464293
Category: Gardening
Page: 224
View: 7252
"Weird and wonderful heirloom fruits and vegetables for your garden"--Cover.

The Garden Seed Saving Guide

Easy Heirloom Seeds for the Home Gardener
Author: Jill Henderson
Publisher: Groundswell Books
ISBN: 9781570673467
Category: Heirloom varieties (Plants)
Page: 64
View: 7631
At a time where commercial forces have increased control over the food supply by patenting seeds with genetically modified organisms (GMOs), seed saving has become an important skill to encourage and share. Longtime organic gardener Jill Henderson explains how preserving open-pollinated and heirloom garden seeds from one season to the next will not only save gardeners money but will also increase their self-sufficiency and help them maintain a naturally diverse gene pool of food plants. Here are some of the many "insider tips" you'll discover: which seeds are easiest to save, why saving seeds preserves genetic diversity, easy hand-pollination techniques for beginners, the right way to harvest, clean, and store seeds at home, how to save hundreds of seed varieties from only seven crop types, how to ensure seed viability and test germination rates, and ways to keep seeds from cross-pollinating. Armed with these simple tips and instructions, anyone with a green thumb will find seed saving easy and rewarding.

El aprendiz de panadero

Author: Peter Reynhart
Publisher: RBA Libros
ISBN: 849056907X
Category: Cooking
Page: 336
View: 585
Descubre junto al maestro Peter Reinhart cincuenta recetas de panes clásicos, como la ciabatta rústica, el pan de campo, los bagels neoyorquinos o el pan a la antigua. Además conocerás multitud de curiosidades científicas, tecnológicas e históricas sobre la elaboración del pan en una obra esencial y muy accesible tanto para aficionados como para expertos.

Growing Roses Organically

Your Guide to Creating an Easy-care Garden Full of Fragrance and Beauty
Author: Barbara Wilde
Publisher: Rodale Press
ISBN: 9780875968803
Category: Gardening
Page: 278
View: 2067
Demonstrates that contrary to popular belief, beautiful roses can be grown without chemicals, and describes one hundred rose varieties that are the best choices for organic gardeners.

American Spirit Magazine

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: United States
Page: N.A
View: 7191

Edible Memory

The Lure of Heirloom Tomatoes and Other Forgotten Foods
Author: Jennifer A. Jordan
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022622824X
Category: Cooking
Page: 336
View: 4522
Each week during the growing season, farmers’ markets offer up such delicious treasures as brandywine tomatoes, cosmic purple carrots, pink pearl apples, and chioggia beets—varieties of fruits and vegetables that are prized by home chefs and carefully stewarded by farmers from year to year. These are the heirlooms and the antiques of the food world, endowed with their own rich histories. While cooking techniques and flavor fads have changed from generation to generation, a Ribston Pippin apple today can taste just as flavorful as it did in the eighteenth century. But how does an apple become an antique and a tomato an heirloom? In Edible Memory, Jennifer A. Jordan examines the ways that people around the world have sought to identify and preserve old-fashioned varieties of produce. In doing so, Jordan shows that these fruits and vegetables offer a powerful emotional and physical connection to a shared genetic, cultural, and culinary past. Jordan begins with the heirloom tomato, inquiring into its botanical origins in South America and its culinary beginnings in Aztec cooking to show how the homely and homegrown tomato has since grown to be an object of wealth and taste, as well as a popular symbol of the farm-to-table and heritage foods movements. She shows how a shift in the 1940s away from open pollination resulted in a narrow range of hybrid tomato crops. But memory and the pursuit of flavor led to intense seed-saving efforts increasing in the 1970s, as local produce and seeds began to be recognized as living windows to the past. In the chapters that follow, Jordan combines lush description and thorough research as she investigates the long history of antique apples; changing tastes in turnips and related foods like kale and parsnips; the movement of vegetables and fruits around the globe in the wake of Columbus; and the poignant, perishable world of stone fruits and tropical fruit, in order to reveal the connections—the edible memories—these heirlooms offer for farmers, gardeners, chefs, diners, and home cooks. This deep culinary connection to the past influences not only the foods we grow and consume, but the ways we shape and imagine our farms, gardens, and local landscapes. From the farmers’ market to the seed bank to the neighborhood bistro, these foods offer essential keys not only to our past but also to the future of agriculture, the environment, and taste. By cultivating these edible memories, Jordan reveals, we can stay connected to a delicious heritage of historic flavors, and to the pleasures and possibilities for generations of feasts to come.

You Grow Girl

The Groundbreaking Guide to Gardening
Author: Gayla Trail
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439103517
Category: Gardening
Page: 208
View: 4060
This is not your grandmother's gardening book. You Grow Girl is a hip, humorous how-to for crafty gals everywhere who are discovering a passion for gardening but lack the know-how to turn their dreams of homegrown tomatoes and fresh-cut flowers into a reality. Gayla Trail, creator of, provides guidance for both beginning and intermediate gardeners with engaging tips, projects, and recipes -- whether you have access to a small backyard or merely to a fire escape. You Grow Girl eliminates the intimidation factor and reveals how easy and enjoyable it can be to cultivate plants and flowers even when resources and space are limited. Divided into accessible sections like Plan, Plant, and Grow, You Grow Girl takes readers through the entire gardening experience: Preparing soil Nurturing seedlings Fending off critters Reaping the bounty Readying plants for winter Preparing for the seasons ahead Gayla also includes a wealth of ingenious and creative projects, such as: Transforming your garden's harvest into lush bath and beauty products Converting household junk into canny containers Growing and bagging herbal tea Concocting homemade pest repellents ...and much, much more. Witty, wise, and as practical as it is stylish, You Grow Girl is guaranteed to show you how to get your garden on. All you need is a windowsill and a dream!

More 101 Best Home-Based Businesses for Women

Author: Priscilla Y. Huff
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 438
View: 2382
Identifies start-up costs, financing sources, income potential, recommended skills and training, marketing, and advertising pointers.

Homegrown Herbs

A Complete Guide to Growing, Using, and Enjoying More than 100 Herbs
Author: Tammi Hartung
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1612124674
Category: Gardening
Page: 256
View: 8843
Enjoy a thriving, fragrant herb garden and use your harvest to bring beauty, flavor, and health to your everyday life. Tammi Hartung provides in-depth profiles of 101 popular herbs, including information on seed selection, planting, maintenance, harvesting, and drying. Hartung also shows you how to use your herbs in a variety of foods, home remedies, body care products, and crafts. Whether you’re a seasoned herbalist or planting your first garden, Homegrown Herbs will inspire you to get the most out of your herbs.

American Book Publishing Record

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
View: 520