Food Grown Right, In Your Backyard: A Beginner's Guide to Growing Crops at Home

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Skipstone, Mar 15, 2012 - Gardening - 320 pages
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Easy gardening instruction for saving money and eating better by growing your own food in the city
 

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The more I delve further into this book, the more I find how very informative that it is. Although, there are a few things that I would do a little differently (and have), their advice is still very ... Read full review

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This isn't a book you read and pass on-it will be a book I refer to on a constant basis for all my gardening questions. It's packed full of information on growing the best garden. The where's, when's ... Read full review

Contents

INTRDDUGTIDN
9
GARDEN PRDFILES
13
BUILDING A GARDEN
23
Choosing a Site
25
Determining Garden Size
37
Designing Your Garden
41
Preparing Your Soil
47
Creating Garden Beds
55
Garden Tools The Only 11 Tools Youll Ever Need
97
Fertilizing Your Garden
101
Compost
109
Essential Garden Skills
117
Know Your Climate
139
Crop Planning
145
Storing Your Harvest
153
MDBE GARDEN KNDWLEDDE
259

Creating a Container Garden
69
Watering and Irrigation
75
GARDEN KNDWLEDGE
87
Plant Life 101
91
BEFEBENIJE TABLES
297
BESDUBIJES
313
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Colin McCrate and Brad Halm, authors of "High-Yield Vegetable Gardening", are experienced CSA farmers and the founders of The Seattle Urban Farm Company, a business that designs, builds, and maintains edible gardens. Their work has won gold and silver awards at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show and has been profiled in a wide range of media outlets, including "GQ", "Sunset", "Newsweek", "Outside" magazine, "Grist.org", "Slate.com", and "The Daily Candy". They teach community classes and lead urban farming workshops and are the authors of "Food Grown Right, in Your Backyard". Their website is www.seattleurbanfarmco.com.

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