The ultimate guide to growing your own food Save money, live better, and enjoy life with food from your own garden

Monte Burch

Book - 2011

Due to the high cost of transporting food long distances, the heightened problem of diseases caused by commercially grown foods, and concerns of the overuse of chemicals in mass food production, there's never been a more urgent time to start growing your own food.

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New York : Skyhorse Pub c2011.
Main Author
Monte Burch (-)
Item Description
Includes index.
Physical Description
177 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
  • Why grow your own food
  • Planning to grow
  • Preparing the site
  • Growing food in small spaces
  • Growing vegetables
  • Vegetable specifics
  • Growing food fall and winter
  • Growing perennial foods
  • Herbs
  • Small fruits
  • The home orchard.
Review by Booklist Review

Burch believes readers will save money, live better, and enjoy their homegrown vegetables and fruits, as do most authors of today'. grow your ow. titles. Among environmental and health benefits she notes are less energy used to process, package, and ship food, reduced use of chemicals, more outdoor time and exercise, better flavor, lower cost. On establishing the basics of planning and site selection, she delves deeply into the fine art of understanding soil, providing visual encouragement and a table analyzing 15 organic fertilizing elements as well as instructions on making manure tea for liquid fertilizer. Other subjects include pyramid beds for growing strawberries, vertical growth in small spaces, electric fence design, fall and winter crops, grape trellises, and home-orchard pruning variations, maintenance, and cleaning. Full-color photos, illustrations, tables and charts help present complex information compactly.--Scott, Whitne. Copyright 2010 Booklist

From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.