The Grow Your Own Food Handbook: A Back to Basics Guide to Planting, Growing, and Harvesting Fruits and Vegetables

The Grow Your Own Food Handbook A Back to Basics Guide to Planting Growing and Harvesting Fruits and Vegetables Growing your own food is a hot topic today because of the high cost of transporting food long distances the heightened problem of diseases caused by commercially grown foods concerns of the overuse

  • Title: The Grow Your Own Food Handbook: A Back to Basics Guide to Planting, Growing, and Harvesting Fruits and Vegetables
  • Author: Monte Burch
  • ISBN: 9781628738032
  • Page: 451
  • Format: Paperback
  • Growing your own food is a hot topic today because of the high cost of transporting food long distances, the heightened problem of diseases caused by commercially grown foods, concerns of the overuse of chemicals in mass food production, and the uncertain health effects of GMOs Many people from White House executives to inner city kids have recently discovered the benefitGrowing your own food is a hot topic today because of the high cost of transporting food long distances, the heightened problem of diseases caused by commercially grown foods, concerns of the overuse of chemicals in mass food production, and the uncertain health effects of GMOs Many people from White House executives to inner city kids have recently discovered the benefits of homegrown vegetables and fruits Community gardens, and even community canning centers, are increasingly popular and have turned roof top gardening into a great and healthy food source And on a smaller scale, some plants can even be grown in containers for the smallest backyard or patio The possibilities for growing your own food are endless The Grow Your Own Food Handbook informs you how to grow all types of vegetables, fruits, and even grains on your own land or in any small space available to you and your family Also included is information on specific health benefits, vitamins, and minerals for each food, as well as detailed instructions for fall and winter food growing Learn how to grow for your family, harvest and store all types of home grown produce, and find joy in eating foods planted with your own hands.

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    1. Great book that delivers on what the title claims. Well organized, easy to read, and it has lots of illustrations which is an added plus.

    2. This book provides solid advice about starting a food garden, including bed and container site selection and preparation, deciding what to grow, and growing plants from seed or transplant. It also introduces the new gardener to various plants as well as the types of fertilizer and pesticides available (both organic and chemical). It covers all the basics for a beginner, but it does not go into great detail. While the author occasionally says that there are other books on some topics, he does not [...]

    3. I have been gardening a long time and have read a lot of gardening how-to books and this is one of the best out there. No nonsense, straight forward information including how much you would have to grow per person fresh and put-up. Nice color pictures. Information on how to build things yourself instead of spending money on the fancy plastic things the garden catalogs seem to think necessary to grow your own food.

    4. This beginner's guide to gardening gives basic information on starting and maintaining home gardens and information. It also includes sections on berries and fruit trees as well as preserving the harvest. This is a good introductory book.

    5. This is a really nice book. It comes with instructions for building one's own cold frame, how to build one's own raised bed garden frames, amending soil, and other practical gardening advice. I liked that it included some ideas about planting on the vertical triangles for a sort of square foot gardening, in order to increase one's yields in smaller garden spaces. Absolutely buy a copy for yourself; it's a dandy little book!

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